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Alvin and the Chipmunks Reviews

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David Cornelius
November 19, 2008
Filled with cheap slapstick, annoying high-pitched singing, and a variety of fart gags, all of which amused my daughter but not me.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brent Simon
Screen International
October 18, 2008
Colourful but uninspired.
Kit Bowen
October 1, 2008
It has its fun moments, especially when those little guys sing "Funky Town."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
June 20, 2008
This new movie nicely updates the chipmunks into the realm of CGI animation and seamlessly places them in the real world.
Ken Fox
TV Guide
May 18, 2008
They're baaaaack.
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
March 4, 2008
There is a chance I have simply outgrown Alvin, Simon and Theodore. But I can still recognize a quality film and this isn't it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
February 29, 2008
The screenwriters capably update the 49-year-old critters for socially relevant times, give or take a little suspension of disbelief.
| Original Score: 3/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
February 9, 2008
OK!!! Here I sit - and I'm not kidding about this - typing away and listening to a song that could be one of the first bits of music I ever heard.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
February 3, 2008
A lot like candy, sweet and pleasing, but ultimately disposable and empty...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Cynthia Fuchs
January 17, 2008
When Dave achieves such relative maturity, Claire likes him again, ensuring that you know he's appropriately heterosexual. What she thinks of mothering little furry creatures doesn't come up.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
January 6, 2008
Nem mesmo o visual engraçadinho dos esquilos e a ironia de David Cross conseguem trazer charme a um roteiro óbvio e sem graça, à atuação sem vida de Jason Lee e à direção frouxa de Hill.
| Original Score: 1/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 3, 2008
...has clearly been geared exclusively towards younger viewers (indiscriminating, undemanding younger viewers at that).
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
December 24, 2007
Who decided 'Witch Doctor' - with its nonsense lyric 'Oo-ee, oo-ah-ah, ting-tang, walla-walla, bing-bang' - needed a hip-hop update?
| Original Score: 2/4
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
December 21, 2007
It's one of those movies where the wretched actors have to pretend to know what's going on as the CG effects take place beside and around them. They do their best. But it's Alvin and co that toddlers will appreciate.
| Original Score: 2/5
Karl French
Financial Times
December 21, 2007
An endearing effort that will appeal to under-10s with its slight tale of the three all-talking, all-singing rodents.

The Sun (UK)
December 21, 2007
Kids will be nuts about this chipmunk movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Daily Mirror (UK)
December 21, 2007
While sure to secretly entertain the child in all us adults, here's a flick absolutely guaranteed to entrance the under-10s.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Total Film
December 21, 2007
Trite family values, mediocre CGI and a shallow anti-exploitation message do little to fill the fun-gap. Still, hard to deny the buck-toothed buggers their one moment of glory: an a cappella take on 'Funkytown'.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
December 21, 2007
Nippers will love it (it did incredible opening weekend business in the States) but adults may find themselves idly dreaming of gin traps.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
December 21, 2007
Pure hell.
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