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Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011)



Average Rating: 3.5/10
Reviews Counted: 77
Fresh: 9 | Rotten: 68

Lazy, rote, and grating, Chipwrecked is lowest-common-denominator family entertainment that's strictly for the very, very, very young at heart.


Average Rating: 3.5/10
Critic Reviews: 20
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 18

Lazy, rote, and grating, Chipwrecked is lowest-common-denominator family entertainment that's strictly for the very, very, very young at heart.



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The vacationing Chipmunks and Chipettes are turning a luxury cruise liner into their personal playground, until they become 'chipwrecked' on a remote island. As the 'Munks and Chipettes try various schemes to find their way home, they accidentally discover their new turf is not as deserted as it seems. -- (C) Official Site


Animation, Kids & Family, Comedy

Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger

Mar 27, 2012


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All Critics (79) | Top Critics (20) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (68) | DVD (6)

Flails about in search of a creative reason to exist.

December 17, 2011 Full Review Source: Village Voice | Comments (7)
Village Voice
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The obvious nods to Castaway, Lost and other pop culture references are barely worth a grin.

December 16, 2011 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
Globe and Mail
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You usually have to go to an Adam Sandler movie, or the Quad Cinema, to see something as incompetently made as "Alvin and the Chipmunks.''

December 16, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Post
New York Post
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"Chipwrecked" serves up more of the derivative chaos that floats this franchise's boat.

December 16, 2011 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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It's an uninspired and instantly forgettable film. But it completely succeeds by its own standards: an 87-minute rainy-day distraction that will probably make a zillion dollars.

December 15, 2011 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Comments (2)
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Maybe for the next installment, they can go off to college and find something better to do than making these silly movies.

December 15, 2011 Full Review Source: USA Today | Comments (16)
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Set out the rodent traps for this lazy exercise in children's entertainment.

June 30, 2013 Full Review Source: Big Hollywood
Big Hollywood

Stale for anyone older than the preschool set.

June 25, 2012 Full Review Source:

"Chipwrecked" will probably be a winner with families that have small children, but older children may squirm and adults will find themselves wondering how such a promising premise got so quickly beached.

March 28, 2012 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

A Sarah Palin joke? A Charlie Sheen wisecrack? Is this a Chipmunks movie or a Letterman monologue?

March 22, 2012 Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

If you can't get enough of aggressively cute animated rodents shaking their fuzzy tails while singing helium-voiced covers of funk and hip-hop dance hits and spouting clichéd 'urban' catchphrases ('Oh no she di'int!'), then this 'squeakquel' is for you.

March 2, 2012 Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

There's a germ of a light, goofy kids movie somewhere in here, but it's buried under a pile of clichés.

January 4, 2012 Full Review Source: Ebert Presents At The Movies

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December 26, 2011 Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses
Movies for the Masses

Within 5 minutes, I concluded that no one over the age of 4 could possibly withstand more than 3 minutes of those hideous rodent voices without suffering permanent damage.

December 22, 2011 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Comments (2)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Chipwrecked is a mind-numbing piece of uninspired baloney, meant only to pacify hyperactive children.

December 21, 2011 Full Review Source:

Meant for a kiddie audience. Adults will be brain dead by the time they sit through all the squeaky songs

December 20, 2011 Full Review Source: | Comments (3)

Chipwrecked is derivative and predictable and not for anyone who'd rather be watching Schindler's List. But it's good, clean old-fashioned family fun.

December 19, 2011 Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail | Comments (6)
Birmingham Mail

Hopefully this third instalment might bring the series to a close - they say bad things happen in threes...

December 18, 2011 Full Review Source: Scotsman

Shrill, silly and furry - these squeaky-voiced, computer-generated rodents are back for their third formulaic frolic.

December 18, 2011 Full Review Source: SSG Syndicate
SSG Syndicate

Small kids will love it; I found it more than endurable.

December 18, 2011 Full Review Source: Observer [UK]
Observer [UK]

Cheerful, not too scary, easily digestible (albeit some of the dialogue is indecipherable for us non-Chipmunks) and relentlessly energetic, Chip-Wrecked stays afloat delightfully

December 17, 2011 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile | Comments (8)
Urban Cinefile

It's no big surprise that this franchise is suffering from serious squeakquelitis.

December 17, 2011 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures
7M Pictures

The third in the series about the singing chipmunks and their exasperated but perpetually forgiving human father is a little brighter and sweeter than its predecessors.

December 17, 2011 Full Review Source: Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

... on some level, I really want to like these movies - but I can never remember them long enough.

December 17, 2011 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

The movie is a way to kill 90 minutes if you have small children to amuse, but those 90 minutes could also be spent with them at the library, maybe, or at a swimming pool.

December 16, 2011 Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Comment (1)
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Audience Reviews for Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Horrid acting and a pointless script make this film unwatchable and an unnecessary project to begin with.
July 26, 2012
Matthew Samuel Mirliani

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I hate when Jason Lee yells. It sounds cheesy. And this movie was boring. Not like the first one. Worst than the second one.
June 28, 2012
Dead Angel

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07/06/2012 (Blu-Ray)
June 8, 2012

Super Reviewer

family friendly and great for kids, just as the previous two, but for the parents who have to watch it its less personal than the first. the humor is less clever, even for a guy like me that grew up on these characters.
April 12, 2012
danny d

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    1. Alvin: I like my tail shaken, not stirred.
    – Submitted by Matthew R (16 months ago)
    1. Simon: A decagon has 10 sides.
    2. Alvin: Oh, quit your yapping.
    3. Simon: Oh, that is it!!
    4. Brittany: Stop fighting you rascals!
    – Submitted by Robbin B (2 years ago)
    1. Alvin: You mess with me else I go loco on you!
    – Submitted by Fabiola M (2 years ago)
    1. Alvin: Oh yeah Eleanor.
    2. Brittany: No me! i can't get saved looking like this.
    3. Alvin: Right.
    – Submitted by Lexie T (2 years ago)
    1. Ian: Sup.
    – Submitted by Austin G (2 years ago)
    1. Alvin: Winning!
    – Submitted by Austin G (2 years ago)
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