The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and television critics – is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality for millions of moviegoers. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show.
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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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From my daughter: "They are hilarious. Dave, their father, and the chipmunks, they get into a whole bunch of trouble. When Dave comes home, he always finds the chipmunks into some mischief. I recommend the movie because it is really really hilarious."
Despite being well-animated and featuring an entertaining performance by David Cross, this movie unfortunately falls flat from both its poorly-executed humor and its tired and gratingly predictable plot.
Alvin and the Chipmunks is a wacky and oddball type movie. This movie tries for a silly film, but doesn't really get a silly type film. However, this movie does have a lot of talented actors. I would somewhat suggest this movie.
Paint by numbers formula, and the jokes dont give adults much to chuckle about. Its cute enough, but lacks the charm of the animated series, mostly by trying to be modern, which renders it cheesy. Also, Jason Lee is utterly wasted in this role... Resonant Line: "David Seville: ALVIN!" (Obviously)