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Alvin and the Chipmunks Reviews

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Coco Forsythe
Future Movies UK

Full Review Source: Future Movies UK | Original Score: 2/10

December 14, 2007
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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I was also grateful that Alvin wears a red sweater with a big 'A' on it as an aid to identification, since otherwise all the chipmunks seem to be identical, like Mutant Turtles or Spice Girls.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

December 14, 2007
Pete Hammond
Maxim

Kids at the preview screening ate it up but everyone else will probably be shouting 'ALVIN!!! SHUT THE F*** UP!'"

| Original Score: 2/5

December 14, 2007
Nell Minow
Beliefnet

It becomes a little difficult to distinguish exploitive "Uncle Ian" from the folks trying very hard to keep this fragile idea alive and making money. The big difference is that Uncle Ian wears out the Chipmunks and this movie wears out its welcome.

Full Review Source: Beliefnet | Original Score: C

December 13, 2007
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Full Review Source: Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies | Original Score: C

February 14, 2012
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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Alvin and the Chipmunks goes in one eye and out the other, featuring a CGI Alvin, Simon and Theodore interacting with a human-ish world.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

December 14, 2007
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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It's fairly awful.

December 17, 2007
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

You could do worse.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2/4

December 14, 2007
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

I guess we should count it a Christmas miracle that the film is merely bad, rather than apocalyptically bad.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: C-

December 14, 2007
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review

There is a chance I have simply outgrown Alvin, Simon and Theodore. But I can still recognize a quality film and this isn't it.

Full Review Source: The Scorecard Review | Original Score: 3/10

March 4, 2008
Dezhda Gaubert
E! Online

Sure, the jokes are obvious, the plot's a little corny -- but c'mon, it's a movie about talking chipmunks.

Full Review Source: E! Online | Original Score: C+

December 13, 2007
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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This film features what look like living plush toys.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

December 14, 2007
Bill Gibron
Filmcritic.com

preplanned pandering at its most callous.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 1/5

December 13, 2007
Brian Orndorf
OhmyNews.com

Alvin isn't nearly as bad as Fox's marketing has been threatening, but it isn't a delight either...a glorified direct-to-video release.

Full Review Source: OhmyNews.com | Original Score: C

December 14, 2007
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

...disposable junk that'll probably be forgotten in a month.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 2/5

December 14, 2007
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

It's not that bad. It's just kind of gross and upsetting.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 3/10

December 18, 2007
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Sure, rodents are hot this year. But unlike Ratatouille's chef prodigy Remy, these mischief makers bring nothing new to the table.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 14, 2007
Adam Fendelman
HollywoodChicago.com

It's as if the capitalistic ventures of entertainment and the development of new technology have joined forces to ruin my childhood memories.

Full Review Source: HollywoodChicago.com | Original Score: 1.5/5

December 14, 2007
David Cornelius
DVDTalk.com

Filled with cheap slapstick, annoying high-pitched singing, and a variety of fart gags, all of which amused my daughter but not me.

Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com | Original Score: 2/5

November 19, 2008
Andy Webster
New York Times
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Hollywood continues its tired milking of old television properties with Alvin and the Chipmunks, a slick updating of the musical-cartoon franchise.

| Original Score: 2/5

December 14, 2007
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