Alvin and the Chipmunks


Alvin and the Chipmunks

Critics Consensus

Though cutely rendered, Alvin and the Chipmunks suffers from bland potty humor and a rehashed kids' movie formula.



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"Alvin and the Chipmunks," a global phenomenon to generations of fans, becomes a live action/CGI motion picture event with contemporary comic sensibility. Songwriter Dave Seville transforms singing chipmunk Alvin, Simon and Theodore into pop sensations - while the out-of-control trio lays waste to Dave's home, wreaks havoc with his career, and turns Dave's once- orderly life upside-down.

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All Critics (109) | Top Critics (34)

  • 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.

    Dec 21, 2007 | Rating: 2/5
  • Is it for kids? Adults? Marsupials? Martians? Who can tell. Jason Lee from My Name Is Earl stars - if that is the word - in this thoroughly brain-dead semi-animated family comedy.

    Dec 21, 2007 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • It's the kind of family entertainment that makes you reach for the shotgun.

    Dec 21, 2007 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • The musical numbers are initially appealing - think close harmonies and smart foot stepping to the likes of 'Funkytown' - but the novelty is likely to wear thin for adults when the 'munks get kitted out as a street boy band.

    Dec 20, 2007 | Rating: 2/6 | Full Review…
    Time Out
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  • With such a thin plot, the CGI here is adequate yet underwhelming, and the same can be said for the gags

    Dec 18, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Laura Bushell
    Top Critic
  • It's fairly awful.

    Dec 17, 2007

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