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

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Reviews

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John Gholson
Cinematical
February 10, 2012
Were they always this boring?
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
December 23, 2009
Whatever slim charms there were in the nostalgic, musically cute and slapstick-friendly first film of chipmunk mania are squished right out of The Squeakquel like so much rodent roadkill.
| Original Score: 1/4
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
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Ella Taylor
Village Voice
December 23, 2009
It's not entirely Thomas's fault: What are you going to do with those fat-cheeked, helium-voiced singing critters but slap together enough "awwww" moments to make the toddlers happy and enough knowing winks to keep parental bums in the seats?
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
December 23, 2009
Instead of paying for celebrity voices that are rendered unrecognizable, why not pay for better writers?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
January 5, 2010
A kids' movie with few laughs for the older viewer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
December 23, 2009
Perfunctorily cute, the only selling points of this squeakuel are its seamless mix of CGI and live-action, and that it goes by in a flash.
Lance Gould
Boston Phoenix
December 22, 2009
[It] could be the most aggressively terrible movie of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
James Rocchi
Redbox
December 24, 2009
The Chipmunks, in the first film, were the mathematical creations of a computer; watching The Squeakquel, the fun of the first film fades away as you realize that this time around, you could just as easily say that about the script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
December 23, 2009
It's mildly amusing and the climax is pretty exciting but, all in all, I'm not sure the Squeakquel was strictly necessary.
| Original Score: 2/4
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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
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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
December 23, 2009
The whole thing is rather insipid. But Thomas makes it smoother and more palatable than it deserves to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Eric D. Snider
Film.com
December 23, 2009
Being aimed at children isn't a valid excuse for a movie to be simple-minded and illogical. You know that, right?
Full Review | Original Score: D
Catherine Shoard
Guardian
December 18, 2009
The Squeakquel is astonishingly high-pitched, like 100 helium balloons being let off in your head. A caveat, then: dogs may pick up on subtleties I've missed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Thomas Leupp
Hollywood.com
December 25, 2009
This is perfect entertainment for those who find 'Teletubbies' and 'Dora the Explorer' to be a little too highbrow.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
December 23, 2009
The slapstick required of everyone, animals or not, will exhaust even parents who remember the Chipmunks' original hits.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Kevin McCarthy
BDK Reviews
December 26, 2009
An unsatisfying sequel to a very mediocre first film. It is so unfunny and painful that I actually saw people walking out of the free screening I attended.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
December 24, 2009
Zachary Levi is easily the single worst element of The Squeakquel, which speaks to the depths of annoyance the actor plummets to. The cartoons show more wit and ease with a punchline than this guy.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
December 30, 2009
... silly but harmless ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
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