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Beverly Hills Chihuahua Review

Movies.com Critics

4.5

Dave White Profile

...light-hearted, not-obnoxious... Read full review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    41

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 25

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    While George Lopez, Cheech Marin, and Paul Rodriguez are funny men, it's amazing how boring these Latin-shtick cutups can be when none of them gets a single good line.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Alpo is served with a burrito chaser in Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Disney's fish-out-of-water comedy in which the fish is … well, read the title.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Michael Rechtshaffen

    The picture might not be as fresh and clever as it could have been, but its spirited voice cast delivers the whole enchilada.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 5+

Upbeat talking-animal adventure is fun for kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that, like most movies featuring talking dogs (or animals of any kind, really), this upbeat adventure comedy will interest young pet lovers. The film doesn't have much in the way of iffy content except for some mild peril revolving around a dogfight promoter's mean mutt and a group of mountain lions that endanger the pup protagonist. Two dogs have a heartfelt romance, and two humans flirt. There are a few insults and some silly Mexican jokes (said by animals); e.g. "We're MexiCAN, not MexiCAN'T."

  • Families can talk about the class and cultural issues the movie explores. At first, Chloe pretends not to like Papi. Why?
  • How did Chloe's troubles in Mexico open her eyes to how other dogs live? Is that an important message for people too?
  • What does Monte teach viewers about being proud of our heritage?
  • Discuss what made kids want to see this movie -- the story, or all the advertising for it.

The good stuff
  • message true1

    Messages: Mostly positive messages. The movie explores class and cultural issues. A few silly Mexican jokes (said by animals).

  • rolemodels true2

    Role models: Chloe realizes that there's more to life than being a pampered lap dog,and Rachel learns to be more responsible after Chloe runs away fromher. Chloe overcomes her princess-y prejudices to form bonds withDelgado and Papi.

What to watch for
  • violence false2

    Violence and scariness: Mild peril: Chloe and Delgado confront mountain lions, dog-fight promoters, and a mean attack dog. Cops brandish their guns to arrest a character, but the weapons are only shown, not shot.

  • sex false1

    Sexy stuff: Dogs flirt/kiss and discuss dating; two humans also hug and flirt.

  • language false1

    Language: Mild insults: "idiot," "stupid," "failure," "prissy."

  • consumerism false3

    Consumerism: The movie is about a pampered pooch from Beverly Hills... Brands include Louis Vuitton, Harry Winston, and Gucci. Rodeo Drive is also featured.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false0

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue

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