Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)

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Critic Consensus: Though cutely rendered, Alvin and the Chipmunks suffers from bland potty humor and a rehashed kids' movie formula.


Movie Info

"Alvin and the Chipmunks," a global phenomenon to generations of fans, becomes a live action/CGI motion picture event with contemporary comic sensibility. Songwriter Dave Seville transforms singing chipmunk Alvin, Simon and Theodore into pop sensations - while the out-of-control trio lays waste to Dave's home, wreaks havoc with his career, and turns Dave's once- orderly life upside-down.

Rating: PG (for some mild rude humor)
Genre: Animation, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Ross Bagdasarian Sr., Will McRobb, Chris Viscardi, Jon Vitti, Don Rhymer
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 1, 2008
Box Office: $217.2M
Runtime:
20th Century Fox - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Alvin and the Chipmunks

All Critics (108) | Top Critics (31)

Filled with cheap slapstick, annoying high-pitched singing, and a variety of fart gags, all of which amused my daughter but not me.

Full Review… | November 19, 2008
DVDTalk.com

Colourful but uninspired.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Screen International

It has its fun moments, especially when those little guys sing "Funky Town."

Full Review… | October 1, 2008
Hollywood.com

This new movie nicely updates the chipmunks into the realm of CGI animation and seamlessly places them in the real world.

Full Review… | June 20, 2008
Urban Cinefile

They're baaaaack.

Full Review… | May 18, 2008
TV Guide's Movie Guide

There is a chance I have simply outgrown Alvin, Simon and Theodore. But I can still recognize a quality film and this isn't it.

Full Review… | March 4, 2008
The Scorecard Review

Audience Reviews for Alvin and the Chipmunks

½

I actually laughed a bit at this and my daughter simply adores it. the fact that i loved the chipmunks as a kid helps make me get thru the bad parts of this one.

jmanard52
John Manard

Super Reviewer

A CGI-charm but a slacking curse. Alvin and the Chipmunks is a treat for kids but as a film does nothing but provided simplistic humor and cute spark. 2/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

I didn't think I was going to like it as much as I did, but it was predictable! Alvin and the Chipmunks is cute, funny, and a fun family flick. It's not very original, but who cares, it's a harmless kids film that nobody should have a problem with, because it is just trying to be exactly what it is. The music is fun, the story is charming, the adult humour is still in there, and the conclusion does it's job well in trying to change the way children should think about pop stars, and how they are just regular people. All in All, I had loads of fun watching this funny kids flick!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

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