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Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Reviews

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AV Club
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
December 17, 2011
Flails about in search of a creative reason to exist.
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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
December 16, 2011
The obvious nods to Castaway, Lost and other pop culture references are barely worth a grin.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
December 16, 2011
You usually have to go to an Adam Sandler movie, or the Quad Cinema, to see something as incompetently made as "Alvin and the Chipmunks.''
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Sean O'Connell
Washington Post
December 16, 2011
"Chipwrecked" serves up more of the derivative chaos that floats this franchise's boat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
December 15, 2011
It's an uninspired and instantly forgettable film. But it completely succeeds by its own standards: an 87-minute rainy-day distraction that will probably make a zillion dollars.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
December 15, 2011
Maybe for the next installment, they can go off to college and find something better to do than making these silly movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
December 15, 2011
There is chipmunk gambling. There is seductive dancing by Chipettes wearing only towels. There is a musical gag involving the lyric "whip my tail back and forth."
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
December 15, 2011
If only they were truly stranded on that desert island...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Adam Markovitz
Entertainment Weekly
December 15, 2011
Good news: The shrill CG rodents, who last infested theaters in 2009's Squeakquel, are stranded on a jungle island with little hope of survival. Bad news: They've brought us along.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Joel Brown
Boston Globe
December 15, 2011
You know there is something wrong with a movie when even David Cross in a giant pelican suit isn't funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
December 15, 2011
Either the "Alvin and the Chipmunks" movies are getting better, or I've accidentally buried my brain for the winter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Kathleen Murphy
MSN Movies
December 15, 2011
Eighty-seven minutes, the duration of this auditory assault, would be sufficient to slaughter every brain cell and induce blithering idiocy.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/5
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John Anderson
Variety
December 15, 2011
Largely inoffensive but equally unimaginative.
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Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic
December 15, 2011
In between the cutesy musical covers (from the Go-Go's to Lady Gaga), the young rodents engage in harmless slapstick and even learn a bit about themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
December 15, 2011
In the end, I'd rather hang onto fond memories of my Eisenhower-era record, squeaky voices and all.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
December 15, 2011
87 minutes of high-pitched singing, shenanigans, bad behaviour and family bonding, enlivened by a decent Sarah Palin joke.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
December 15, 2011
Even by the exceedingly lenient standards of second sequels to terrible kids' films, Chipwrecked feels particularly arbitrary and devoid of inspiration.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Nell Minow
Chicago Sun-Times
December 14, 2011
For kids, familiarity, silliness and Dave's unconditional love make it appealing. For adults, the best it has to offer are nostalgia and a running time under 90 minutes.
| Original Score: 2/4 stars
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
December 14, 2011
Well, at least it isn't in 3D.
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Jake Coyle
Associated Press
December 14, 2011
Puns like these would be unforgivable coming from a human. From high-pitched rodents, they prompt calls for an exterminator.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Derek Adams
Time Out
December 13, 2011
To be fair, this franchise was never intended to appeal to anyone over six. But you do wonder how the filmmakers still managed to contrive something so unfunny and trite.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5