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Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Reviews

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
December 26, 2009
There are worse forms of torture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 24, 2009
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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
December 23, 2009
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 | Original Score: 2/5
December 23, 2009
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 | Original Score: C-
December 23, 2009
Betty Thomas delivers pretty much the bare minimum: peppy, brightly colored, tune-filled nonsense sure to meet the low, low standards of its pre-kindergarten core audience.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
December 23, 2009
Every time an adult ended up in traction or broke wind, the three-year-olds in the audience were freshly ecstatic.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
December 23, 2009
It's one that will keep little moviegoers happy without driving their parents too squirrelly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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?
December 23, 2009
At one point, Cross's character takes a full-frontal hit in the groin from an errant toy motorcycle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
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
December 22, 2009
Despite its success as a babysitter for preschoolers, it's a not a very good film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
December 22, 2009
The earlier Alvin movie made more than $217 million just in the United States. It's hard to imagine this somewhat confused sequel doing as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 22, 2009
Thomas brings a light campy touch as she did in 1995's The Brady Bunch Movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 22, 2009
Little kids will love it. You'll need a hazmat suit.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 22, 2009
If the Chipmunks don't make you smile, you're nuts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 22, 2009
It seems as if no professional actors were hired in the making of this motion picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 22, 2009
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel offers exactly two big laughs for its kiddo target audience -- one involves passing gas, the other a shot to the crotch.
December 21, 2009
A frenetic but undeniably funny follow-up that offers twice the number of singing-and-dancing rodents in another seamless blend of CGI and live-action elements.
December 21, 2009
Ross Bagdasarian's enduring characters are a bit tougher to endure in this charmless sequel.
December 18, 2009
What we're offered is a succession of lifeless scenes punctuated by pratfalls that only a handful of kids in the audience found funny. Next.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5