Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip Reviews

February 11, 2016
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip is the fourth, agonising instalment in the franchise that charts the adventures of three enormously-punchable helium-voiced rodents.
February 9, 2016
You might want to stick sharpened knitting needles in your ears.
December 23, 2015
There are a few cameos... there's product placement galore, a few bearable gags, a few songs and not much else. It's exactly what an Alvin and the Chipmunks movie aims to deliver, in other words.
December 20, 2015
It's all mostly harmless as far as these things go - lazy, sure, but harmless.
December 18, 2015
The next time the chipmunks make something together, I hope it's a fur coat.
December 18, 2015
In general, "Alvin" is funny and, sometimes, a little bit sweet.
December 17, 2015
Exposure to 'Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip' may result in the dislocation of eyeballs in viewers over the age of 7 due to uncontrollable rolling of the eyes at the sight of the idiotic antics committed on screen.
December 17, 2015
It's harmless, zippy, candy-colored fun.
December 17, 2015
Now would be an excellent time for parents of young children to invest in earplugs.
December 17, 2015
This road trip is not worth leaving home for.
December 17, 2015
There really doesn't seem to be any reason for this listless Chipmunks installment - the fourth in their continuing big-screen revival, if you're counting.
December 17, 2015
It's cheesy, but what else could be expected from a film with talking animated chipmunks?
December 17, 2015
The movie does nothing special or surprising, but it doesn't particularly offend, either.
December 17, 2015
The life expectancy of a chipmunk maxes out at 10 years in captivity. So biologically, we must be coming toward the end of this franchise.
December 17, 2015
Failing almost entirely at amusement, "The Road Chip" may be most useful as a lesson for children to be more discerning about their movie choices.
December 17, 2015
Hale deserves credit for trying his best; a Chipmunks movie looks like a lonely place.
December 16, 2015
A mostly harmless yet plenty rough assemblage of musical numbers and rote chases that barely add up to a movie ...
December 16, 2015
Let's just get it out of the way right now: Reader, I liked it.
December 16, 2015
The Road Chip isn't exactly what I'd call a good film and has almost nothing going on in the visual department, but for those saddled with kids for an afternoon, you could do a lot worse.
December 16, 2015
What to say about Road Chip? It is a film, it exists, it employs a lot of people -- dancers, musicians, background extras, comedians and character actors, and most everyone seems to be having a lot of fun.