Editors' pick

Ice Age

Ice Age movie poster
MPAA rating: PG
Genre: Family, Comedy, Animated
Weekend's Desson Howe says, "Pull your kids away from their video games. They'll love it. Better yet, so will you." Style's Ann Hornaday is impressed by the "often breathtaking detail with which ['Ice Age'] is rendered and its spectacularly executed action."
Starring: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Jane Krakowski, Kristen Johnston, Denis Leary
Director: Chris Wedge
Running time: 01:55
Release: Opened Mar 15, 2002
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Editorial Review

In the brrr! times of 20,000 years ago, the creatures of the world are migrating south, looking for warmer climes. Well, most of them are. A woolly mammoth named Manfred (voice of Ray Romano) is heading the other way because, well, he's an individual. And then there's Sid (John Leguizamo), a sloth who overslept and missed the whole migration march.

Sid, an annoying, whiny type, needs a protector. It's a vicious world out there. But Manfred's a loner. He's not interested. Their fates are sealed, however, when a pack of saber-toothed tigers attacks a tribe of humans, leaving a human baby alone and defenseless.

Sid may be a sloth and a coward, but he's not heartless. He persuades Manfred to help him reunite little Roshan with his father. The humans have already moved on, thinking the baby's dead. Sid, Manfred and Roshan have to intercept them. That's quite a trek. And the saber-tooths are just a few padded steps behind.

In fact, they're even closer: A saber-tooth named Diego (Denis Leary), who's after that baby, convinces the party he's the only one who can help them track the human herd. Meet prehistory's first shady consultant.

-- Desson Howe, Weekend