Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Reviews

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John Gholson
February 10, 2012
Were they always this boring?
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
April 15, 2010
Throwaway fun at some points of the film, but on the whole it's simply very frustrating.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
April 8, 2010
I never thought the day would come where I'd wish I were watching Scooby-Doo rather than what's actually onscreen.
| Original Score: 53/100
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
March 12, 2010
Kids may enjoy [it]. But kids also would enjoy an all-candy dinner -- which is why grown-ups have to step in and help them make better entertainment choices.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
January 21, 2010
Easy resolutions pop up and there's no real drama, with flat jokes, overacting and wasted comic-talent voices slathered between the plot's thin slices-of-strife like cheap peanut butter.
Fred Topel
Can Magazine
January 9, 2010
I must be the old stinker. I think that if you're activities cause property damage, you're a vandal. It's not cute to behave irresponsibly if the result is thousands of dollars in repairs. That's just destruction.
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
January 5, 2010
Alvin must be the most unsympathetic lead in any kiddie franchise, and having him do squeaked-up De Niro impersonations doesn't help.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
January 5, 2010
A truly terrible, utterly witless comedy.
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
January 5, 2010
In a crowded cinema, this is every post-pubescent's nightmare.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
January 5, 2010
A kids' movie with few laughs for the older viewer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nicholas Barber
Independent on Sunday
January 5, 2010
This desperate sequel - sorry "squeakquel" - is such a blatant cash-in that the producers might as well have gone straight round to young viewers' houses and stolen their piggybanks.
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
January 5, 2010
They call this the "squeakquel" and that's about all you'll want to know about a film that remorselessly pulls all the levers of the first highly successful box-office attraction.
| Original Score: 1/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
January 4, 2010
Like the Three Stooges, McHale's Navy, and the Brides of Funkenstein, the Chipmunks are a true pop-cultural sleeper sensation.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
December 30, 2009
... silly but harmless ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Karina Longworth
Time Out
December 30, 2009
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 | Original Score: 1/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
December 29, 2009
Yes, it's probably a good film for children. But when films far more sophisticated and enjoyable like "Up" or "Where the Wild Things Are" come out, a film like this merely seems trivial.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jackie K. Cooper
December 29, 2009
Kids will love it but adults will squirm. A little squeak from the chipmunks goes a long way.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
December 28, 2009
Richard Widmark is dead but his spirit improbably lives on in this 'squeakquel,' in which the allegedly adorable harmonizing rodents cause an old lady in a wheelchair to roll down a steep flight of stairs...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
December 28, 2009
The film as a whole is only marginally less entertaining than playing roadkill Frisbee.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
December 27, 2009
Fractious, family-friendly and funky, it's nevertheless cutsey charmless. Expect an inevitable Threequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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