Space Chimps

2008

Space Chimps

Critics Consensus

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

33%

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Reviews Counted: 91

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32%
Average Rating: 2.8/5

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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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Critic Reviews for Space Chimps

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  • A movie called Space Chimps ought to be cheap, crude and silly, and this computer-animated lark delivers on all fronts.

    Sep 19, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The film is pacy, full of humour rather than thrills and not too long. Not for connoisseurs of animation but fun for the young.

    Aug 1, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Space Chimps isn't so terrible - unashamed kids stuff that addresses no bigger question than how to pee in a space suit.

    Aug 1, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Cath Clarke

    Guardian
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  • Unfortunately, the film-makers assume that pre-adolescent audiences will only identify with a smug, hyperactive central character such as the Andy Samburg-voiced Ham. Still, it's remarkable that they managed to smuggle an oral sex joke into a U-rated film

    Aug 1, 2008 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
    Times (UK)
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  • 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.

    Aug 1, 2008 | Rating: 2/6 | Full Review…
  • This banana-brained picture doesn't deliver. Parents will prefer shuttling everyone to a second showing of WALL-E.

    Jul 22, 2008 | Rating: 2/5

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.

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½

Surprisingly very good

Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards

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½

Fun animated Space Chimps movie, kept me engaged. The jokes were funny enough. I liked how they thought at first the mission was just another training exercise. I liked the Herbie Hancock music. It was cool when they landed on the alien planet. Each of the chimps had different personalities. The animation budget was a bit crude, so the space effects weren't as beautiful, dynamic and believable as WALL-E.

Lafe Fredbjornson
Lafe Fredbjornson

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