Alvin and the Chipmunks - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Alvin and the Chipmunks Reviews

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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.
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
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
Stina Chyn
Film Threat
December 18, 2007
Four out of five stars for being cuter, funnier, and, besides, the character design far exceeded my expectations.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kevin Carr
Film School Rejects
December 15, 2007
It's not made for the pretentious New York film critic. Instead, it's a film filled with slapstick, silliness and its fair share of bathroom humor.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
December 14, 2007
Yes, the movie is juvenile and occasionally stupid. What do you expect in a story about singing chipmunks?
| Original Score: B
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
December 14, 2007
Shockingly, the movie's easy to like -- an anti-Hannah Montana parable in which young performers discover they prefer the comfort and security of home to the high-pressure glitz of rock and roll stardom.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Michael Ordoņa
Los Angeles Times
December 14, 2007
Dang it, the little animated rodents are cute. Not as cute as the über-rendered daemons of The Golden Compass, but they'll do.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
December 14, 2007
Could've been a lot worse; it's a singing chipmunk movie, for Pete's sake.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
December 14, 2007
Alvin And The Chipmunks moves, little children love it and it's not too painful for adults. All in all, an okay little hit of helium.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
December 14, 2007
Young viewers will enjoy the slapstick, while parents will relate to Lee's amiable frustration as the trio's surrogate dad.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 14, 2007
I went into this movie with expectations that couldn't get much lower, but came out a fan of Alvin, Simon, and Theodore... and Dave, for making us care about them as much as he does.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Dave White
December 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: B-
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
December 13, 2007
Tiny furry nut-gathering mammals trying to cheer you up via song turns out to be surprisingly merry.
James Rocchi
December 13, 2007
" ...even if Alvin and the Chipmunks has one hand reaching for your wallet, at the very least its heart seems to be in the right place."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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