Space Chimps Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 6, 2009
...strikes virtually all of the wrong notes right from the get-go...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 12, 2009
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 | Original Score: 61/100
David Cornelius
DVDTalk.com
December 4, 2008
Nothing here works. At all.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 29, 2008
Some days you just can't resist cartoon chimps mocking William Shatner's delivery.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
October 18, 2008
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
Brent Simon
Screen International
October 18, 2008
Space Chimp's narrative pendulum swings illustrate, in contrasting fashion, the care, depth and shading given to storylines by Pixar and creators of other top-shelf animated fare.
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
October 18, 2008
While it is not a transcendent flick, it will certainly provide necessary child pacification on a hot Saturday afternoon.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
October 1, 2008
It's pretty much your run-of-the-mill CGI effort (and remember the days when the technology used to inspire 'ahhs and ohhhs?').
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Julian Shaw
FILMINK (Australia)
September 19, 2008
There is genuine sparkle in the voice work and more than a few jokes that really do hit the sweet spot.
Jake Wilson
The Age (Australia)
September 19, 2008
A movie called Space Chimps ought to be cheap, crude and silly, and this computer-animated lark delivers on all fronts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
September 15, 2008
A sweet and harmless family film.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Film Threat
August 12, 2008
Cheap animation and a virtually non-existent plot pretty much destroy any semblance of potential this one-note premise has from the starting gates.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
August 5, 2008
A real writer would have turned this in to a great animated action flick instead of animated ADD pabulum...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

This is London
August 1, 2008
The film is pacy, full of humour rather than thrills and not too long. Not for connoisseurs of animation but fun for the young.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Daily Mirror [UK]
August 1, 2008
So, as our badly animated apes are sent to an alien planet for dull-as-ditchwater adventures with a population of little green men, the film doesn't just stoop in pursuit of a buck, it shimmies beneath the bar to record a new low.
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
August 1, 2008
My heartfelt advice is have mercy on your children and take them to see WALL-E instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Ken McIntyre
Total Film
August 1, 2008
Space Chimps tries to please both kids and parents with a queasy mix of rapid-fire, Looney Tunes-y slapstick and sly pop culture references, but the surprisingly flat animation and tired jokes keep it from ever leaving orbit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies
August 1, 2008
The animation will dazzle undemanding tots, but the writers must have been paid peanuts for a script that flings around hit and (mostly) miss gags, ranging from fart funnies to Freudianism (!), like so much monkey mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
August 1, 2008
It may look half-finished, but it's bright and silly and passes the time.
Cath Clarke
Guardian
August 1, 2008
Space Chimps isn't so terrible - unashamed kids stuff that addresses no bigger question than how to pee in a space suit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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