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Beverly Hills Chihuahua Reviews

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Peter Debruge
Variety
February 23, 2012
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Ben Lyons
At the Movies
November 7, 2008
It kind of reaffirmed a lot of cultural stereotypes.
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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
November 7, 2008
It's cute and sweet and funny.
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Josh Levin
Slate
October 6, 2008
Beverly Hills Chihuahua isn't terrible. OK, it's kind of terrible, but it's a talking-dog movie, and anyone who goes to a talking-dog movie without being prepared to step in poop deserves to ruin his shoes.
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
October 3, 2008
For most of Beverly Hills Chihuahua, all I could think about was Drew Barrymore. What might she have been up to while she recited her lines for Chloe, the spoiled yet sad-looking live-action Chihuahua that speaks in her voice.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Adam Graham
Detroit News
October 3, 2008
The good news: Beverly Hills Chihuahua is not the apocalypse-signaling, cultural abomination its trailers make it out to be. The bad news: That's pretty much the best thing that can be said about it.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail
October 3, 2008
Beverly Hills Chihuahua is hardly Best in Show when it comes to Disney dog movies.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
October 3, 2008
This being Disney, wholesome character-building messages abound, but for once they're freshly spun as cautions against stereotyping both ethnic and canine.
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
October 3, 2008
Despite its superficial lip-service to self-actualization/realization, there has to be more to life than what Beverly Hills Chihuahua is putting out there, which is fit for neither man nor beast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
October 3, 2008
The film is Beverly Hills Chihuahua. The audience is the fire hydrant.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Nathan Lee
New York Times
October 3, 2008
Beverly Hills Chihuahua approaches but never quite achieves a truly spectacular level of absurdity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
October 3, 2008
If Chihuahua is no Babe or Charlotte's Web, at least it's in the Alvin and the Chipmunks ballpark. Just remember nobody went to the pet store and grabbed a chipmunk on the way home after that one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
October 3, 2008
Depending on your tolerance for talking Chihuahuas, this live-action comic offering from Disney could make for a fun family night out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
October 3, 2008
Chihuahua turns out to be a pretty good family comedy that is more than the sum of its effects.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
October 3, 2008
Aside from some obvious racial stereotypes and voices that occasionally stray into Frito Bandito territory, Chihuahua has charm to spare for the adults, while offering plenty to keep young pups enthralled.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
October 3, 2008
Ticket buyers older than 8 should simply close their eyes and ponder a more stimulating concept: Beverly Hills Cujo.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
October 3, 2008
As depressing as it is to find so many gifted artists reduced to making a talking-dog picture, Beverly Hills Chihuahua turns out to be genuinely sweet.
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Ruth Hessey
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
October 3, 2008
A welcome surprise.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
October 2, 2008
Sublimely silly and oddly poignant, Beverly Hills Chihuahua -- that's right, the one with the talking canines -- is Lady and the Tramp for lap dogs, Roots for pooches, Legally Blonde told from Bruiser's point of view.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
October 2, 2008
For kids who like dogs and grown-ups who don't mind a movie filled with pro-adopt-a-shelter-dog messages, it could theoretically be worse.
| Original Score: C-
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
October 2, 2008
A surprise charmer that mixes family-friendly slapstick with shrewd adult humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine
October 2, 2008
Like CNN, the film assumes it needs nothing more than our unlimited interest in the drama of a white female gone missing in a foreign country.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
October 2, 2008
Sure, it's essentially Legally Blonde told from a dog's perspective, down to Chloe's newfound self-awareness, but darned if it isn't awfully cute.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
October 1, 2008
You could say Beverly Hills Chihuahua is Lady and the Tramp meets Viva Zapata!, but seriously, I've seen zestier attitude in a Purina commercial.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Anna King
Time Out
October 1, 2008
While CGI works its ventriloquism on the doggy mandibles, it neglects the human contingent, who are left to fend for themselves amid the manipulated menagerie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/6
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
September 29, 2008
The story's a bit dog-eared, but the voice cast adds plenty of energetic bite.