Space Chimps (2008)



Critic Consensus: Space Chimps' cheap animation and overabundance of monkey puns feels especially dated in a post-Wall-E world.

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When a $5 billion Space Agency probe disappears into an intergalactic wormhole, the agency recruits Ham III, grandson of the first chimpanzee in space, to help retrieve the wayward craft. But Ham is a free-spirited circus performer more interested in zero gravity high jinks than living up to his illustrious heritage. The simian slacker becomes a reluctant hero and learns the true meaning of courage as he and his crewmates, the plucky Lieutenant Luna and their by-the-book commander, Titan, risk everything in an effort to save the peaceful inhabitants of a distant planet from an evil dictator.
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Kenan Thompson
as Ringmaster
Omid Abtahi
as Dr. Jagu
Jeff Daniels
as Zartog
Stanley Tucci
as Senator
Zack Shada
as Comet
Patrick Breen
as Dr. Bob
Jane Lynch
as Dr. Poole
Kath Soucie
as Dr. Smothers
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Critic Reviews for Space Chimps

All Critics (92) | Top Critics (25)

Coupling the men-on-a-mission antics of 'Armageddon' with the catch-all sci-fi pastiche of TV's 'Futurama', 'Space Chimps' is an underwhelming slice of lowbrow CGI entertainment.

Full Review… | July 31, 2008
Time Out
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This banana-brained picture doesn't deliver. Parents will prefer shuttling everyone to a second showing of WALL-E.

July 22, 2008
Boxoffice Magazine
Top Critic

I have to admit, there's a sort of dopey, cute, harmless charm to this movie. It actually doesn't stink.

July 21, 2008
Ebert & Roeper
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Only a truly dreadful story could make 81 minutes seem like an eternity. And Space Chimps is just that leaden experience.

Full Review… | July 18, 2008
USA Today
Top Critic

The animated action movie nevertheless delivers -- da-dum -- more fun than a barrel of monkeys.

Full Review… | July 18, 2008
Toronto Star
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July 18, 2008
Seattle Times
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Audience Reviews for Space Chimps

This is very silly childish stuff and most of the aliens seen on the alien planet the chimps go to are really bad looking with terrible animation and horrible colour schemes, the jokes are cheesy and the characters are really cliched. Basically its the same kind of kids film over again but made worse cos the main characters are chimps and kinda spooky haha The best thing about the whole film is Patrick Warburtons voice :) he just has a brilliantly funny tone to his voice that is deep flat and sarcastic, always works.

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

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Space Chimps has a very interesting premise that might have made a good movie if it also had good animation and less monkey puns.

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

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Surprisingly very good

Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards

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