Space Chimps (2008) - Rotten Tomatoes

Space Chimps (2008)



Critic Consensus: Space Chimps' cheap animation and overabundance of monkey puns feels especially dated in a post-Wall-E world.

Movie Info

When a $5 billion Space Agency probe disappears into an intergalactic wormhole, the agency recruits Ham III, grandson of the first chimpanzee in space, to help retrieve the wayward craft. But Ham is a free-spirited circus performer more interested in zero gravity high jinks than living up to his illustrious heritage. The simian slacker becomes a reluctant hero and learns the true meaning of courage as he and his crewmates, the plucky Lieutenant Luna and their by-the-book commander, Titan, risk everything in an effort to save the peaceful inhabitants of a distant planet from an evil dictator.more
Rating: G
Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Kirk De Micco, Rob Moreland, Robert Moreland
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 24, 2008
Box Office: $29.9M
20th Century Fox - Official Site


Kenan Thompson
as Ringmaster
Omid Abtahi
as Dr. Jagu
Jane Lynch
as Dr. Poole
Kath Soucie
as Dr. Smothers
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Critic Reviews for Space Chimps

All Critics (94) | Top Critics (25)

Coupling the men-on-a-mission antics of 'Armageddon' with the catch-all sci-fi pastiche of TV's 'Futurama', 'Space Chimps' is an underwhelming slice of lowbrow CGI entertainment.

Full Review… | August 1, 2008
Time Out
Top Critic

...strikes virtually all of the wrong notes right from the get-go...

Full Review… | February 6, 2009
Reel Film Reviews

It's likely that few people will ever even notice the success it might have been or the unremarkable failure it turned out to be.

Full Review… | January 12, 2009
Apollo Guide

Nothing here works. At all.

Full Review… | December 4, 2008

Some days you just can't resist cartoon chimps mocking William Shatner's delivery.

Full Review… | October 29, 2008
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

A film that, in a non-Pixar dominated reality, would be cleaning up at the box office. It's enough to make you laugh.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Austin Chronicle

Audience Reviews for Space Chimps

This is very silly childish stuff and most of the aliens seen on the alien planet the chimps go to are really bad looking with terrible animation and horrible colour schemes, the jokes are cheesy and the characters are really cliched. Basically its the same kind of kids film over again but made worse cos the main characters are chimps and kinda spooky haha
The best thing about the whole film is Patrick Warburtons voice :) he just has a brilliantly funny tone to his voice that is deep flat and sarcastic, always works.

Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

Space Chimps has a very interesting premise that might have made a good movie if it also had good animation and less monkey puns.

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer


Surprisingly very good

michael e.
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer

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