Metacritic Movie Ratings
Alvin and the Chipmunks Reviews

2.0

39

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally unfavorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRoger Ebert

    About as good as a movie with these characters can probably be, and I am well aware that I am the wrong audience for this movie.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterFrank Scheck

    Unfortunately, as rendered here by the average-looking CGI effects, the characters are underwhelming in their appeal, lacking the charm of their previous animated incarnations.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago TribuneMichael Phillips

    So it’s one of those Hip, Now updates, albeit with jokes riffing on pop-cult artifacts that are already Then. I mean: “Jerry Maguire”? Moratorium!

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  • 38

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    The movie is devoid of laughs, except for a mildly funny segment when one of the chipmunks inhales helium. And since this is aimed at the under-10 set, it includes the requisite flatulence joke and a spit take or two.

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