Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Reviews

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January 22, 2013
December 17, 2011
Flails about in search of a creative reason to exist.
December 16, 2011
The obvious nods to Castaway, Lost and other pop culture references are barely worth a grin.
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.''
December 16, 2011
Pity the poor adults in the cast: they don't have a chance. Adults in the audience don't have much of one, either.
December 16, 2011
"Chipwrecked" serves up more of the derivative chaos that floats this franchise's boat.
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.
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.
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."
December 15, 2011
If only they were truly stranded on that desert island...
December 15, 2011
Cross is the only provider of laughs in this film, which is now just a franchise machine whose purpose is to gouge yet more cash out of the kids who liked the previous two films.
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.
December 15, 2011
You know there is something wrong with a movie when even David Cross in a giant pelican suit isn't funny.
December 15, 2011
Either the "Alvin and the Chipmunks" movies are getting better, or I've accidentally buried my brain for the winter.
December 15, 2011
Eighty-seven minutes, the duration of this auditory assault, would be sufficient to slaughter every brain cell and induce blithering idiocy.
December 15, 2011
Largely inoffensive but equally unimaginative.
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.
December 15, 2011
In the end, I'd rather hang onto fond memories of my Eisenhower-era record, squeaky voices and all.
December 15, 2011
87 minutes of high-pitched singing, shenanigans, bad behaviour and family bonding, enlivened by a decent Sarah Palin joke.
December 15, 2011
Even by the exceedingly lenient standards of second sequels to terrible kids' films, Chipwrecked feels particularly arbitrary and devoid of inspiration.
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