Space Chimps Reviews

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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
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
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.
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
August 1, 2008
It may look half-finished, but it's bright and silly and passes the time.
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
July 31, 2008
Entertaining, nicely animated and frequently funny family adventure with superb vocal performances and an extremely witty script.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
July 25, 2008
...for kids of all ages from 6 to 7...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
July 21, 2008
I have to admit, there's a sort of dopey, cute, harmless charm to this movie. It actually doesn't stink.
Adam Fendelman
HollywoodChicago.com
July 20, 2008
The beauty of this rather conventional, kiddy adventure is that it revels in not taking anything seriously. The script is peppered with stupid physical comedy, silly puns and dry witticisms on the concepts of space and monkeys.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
July 19, 2008
You won't go ape over 'Space Chimps.' But it won't hurt your kids to monkey around with this for 90 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Fred Topel
Can Magazine
July 18, 2008
One of the better non-Pixar animated films out there.
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
July 18, 2008
These astro-chimps have the right stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Kevin Carr
Film School Rejects
July 18, 2008
It's talking monkeys in space. How is that not fun?
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 18, 2008
Released into theaters just weeks after Pixar's WALL-E reset the high-water mark for computer generated animation, Vanguard's comparatively modest effort relies on imagination and ingenuity to overcome budgetary and technological constraints.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Susan Walker
Toronto Star
July 18, 2008
The animated action movie nevertheless delivers -- da-dum -- more fun than a barrel of monkeys.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
July 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
July 18, 2008
The film's creators haven't learned the Pixar strategy of creating a resonant story as the foundation of a film. So we get a formulaic tale of a lazy nonconformist who learns to take his responsibilities seriously and saves the day.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
July 18, 2008
Kiddie space adventure cute, but no WALL-E.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012

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Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
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