Handsomely animated and features a story that, while hopelessly familiar, at least seems to be part of a whole.
—Drew Taylor The Playlist
A mild bounce back from the dinosaur doldrums of the last Ice Age movie.
—Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly
In Continental Drift, the filmmakers have gone a little crazy too, but in a good way.
—Betsy Sharkey Los Angeles Times
It is as comfortable and predictable as any Saturday morning cartoon, although with higher production values and a spiffier look.
—James Berardinelli ReelViews
Continental Drift, like its predecessors, is much too friendly to dislike, and its vision of interspecies multiculturalism is generous and appealing.
—A.O. Scott The New York Times
Weighed down with daft new characters and an overstretched story, the prehistoric saga is looking a bit old.
—Paul Bradshaw Total Film
It's all well done and cute and forgettable.
—Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic
At best, the film serves up mild chuckles, with occasional cute jokes.
—Kyle Smith New York Post
This sequel's premise — the cataclysmic rift that tore apart the prehistoric super-continent Pangaea — rarely satisfies viewers of any age.
—Claudia Puig USA Today
The frenetic pace masks an emptiness; this Ice Age is just a collection of slapstick moments and fisticuffs.
—Mary Pols Time