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Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)

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Critic Consensus: This Squeakquel may entertain the kiddies, but it's low on energy and heavily reliant on slapstick humor.

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"Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel" brings back our favorite furry brothers, Alvin, Simon and Theodore. Because of a freak accident involving Alvin and Dave Seville, they go to live with Dave Seville's cool cousin Toby and must enroll in school just like every other kid. School presents new challenges to these rock stars, like dealing with peer pressure, school sports and of course, girls! By "girls" we mean the Chipettes who are managed by Ian Hawke, the Chipmunks greedy former manager who wants to turn them into the next big thing. At the outset, there is a rivalry between the Chipettes and The Chipmunks but in the end they realize that they make great friends and a great musical team!
Rating:
PG (for some mild rude humor)
Genre:
Animation , Comedy , Kids & Family
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Written By:
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Box Office:
$219,304,216.00
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Cast

Justin Long
as Alvin
Jesse McCartney
as Theodore
Amy Poehler
as Eleanor
Anna Faris
as Jeanette
Eric Bauza
as Digger
Sean Astin
as Meerkat Manor Narrator
Jason Lee
as Dave
Wendie Malick
as Dr. Rubin
Kathryn Joosten
as Aunt Jackie
Alexandra Shipp
as Valentina
Bernard White
as Doctor
Joy Osmanski
as Airline Rep
Lanny Joon
as Paramedic
Brando Eaton
as Jeremy
Michael Bruno
as Honor Society/Himself
Andrew Lee
as Honor Society/Himself
Alexander Noyes
as Honor Society/Himself
Jason Rosen
as Honor Society/Himself
Ali Mikles
as Screaming Fan
Marty Dew
as Chipmunk Dancer
Richard Jackson
as Chipmunk Dancer
Mihran Kirakosian
as Chipmunk Dancer
Janelle Ginestra
as Chipette Dancer
Thomasina Gross
as Chipette Dancer
Rachele Brooke Smith
as Chipette Dancer
Daniel Ryan Conferido
as Li'l Rosero Dancer
Ryan Feng
as Li'l Rosero Dancer
Brian Hirano
as Li'l Rosero Dancer
Victor Kim
as Li'l Rosero Dancer
Hokuto Konishi
as Li'l Rosero Dancer
Dominic Sandoval
as Li'l Rosero Dancer
Steven Terada
as Li'l Rosero Dancer
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Critic Reviews for Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

All Critics (82) | Top Critics (24)

Blending CGI and live action, this "squeakquel" to the witless 2007 kids' film proves just how dangerous such technology is when placed in the wrong hands.

Full Review… | December 30, 2009
Time Out
Top Critic

There are worse forms of torture.

Full Review… | December 26, 2009
MSN Movies
Top Critic

It's far from the most unpleasant kiddie flick I've sat through this year, although I would be misleading you if I promised you lots of laughs.

Full Review… | December 24, 2009
New York Post
Top Critic

Being aimed at children isn't a valid excuse for a movie to be simple-minded and illogical. You know that, right?

Full Review… | December 23, 2009
Film.com
Top Critic

Whatever limited charms the first version had -- mostly David Cross' portrayal of Ian, the greedy manager who exploits the furry creatures -- have since soured.

Full Review… | December 23, 2009
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

Will kids eat up this cutely fractious claptrap? Of course they will. They'll eat up whatever you put in front of them. But that doesn't make The Squeakquel good for them.

Full Review… | December 23, 2009
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

½

There is not much to like about "the Squeakquel", other than the fact that your favourite chipmunks are back for another round. The idea is stale, but I had so much fun with the first one that I had to give a little credit to this very weak, but fun film. Alvin and the Chipmunks are actually overshadowed for a while by the new chipettes, which kind of dulls the film at points, but when they are on screen it's still a cute kids film. Still, I have to give it what I think it deserves overall, and the first one was much better, so this film falls directly in the middle of bad and good. There were portions that I enjoyed and was able to have some fun with, but others that just dragged on and made me hate it. This sequel was not worth making, but it's harmless!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

½

The squeakquel to the boring crapfest that was the first Alvin and the Chipmunks is a major improvement. I can see believable brotherly love and chemistry in this film, in contrast to hyperactive, incredibly annoying and overall, plain bad role models in the first one. Better storyline and acting that can help parents get through the whole thing and hey, I think just maybe they'll like this one.

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

½

Adding female version was just lame. And look, one of them was wearing glasses. Where and how the hell did that happened? First one was convincing and fun but this? Forget it. And Dave's yell was irritating. Liked the songs though.

Dead Angel
Dead Angel

Super Reviewer

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