Space Chimps
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When a $5 billion Space Agency probe disappears into an intergalactic wormhole, the agency recruits Ham III, grandson of the first chimpanzee in space, to help retrieve the wayward craft. But Ham is a free-spirited circus performer more interested in zero gravity high jinks than living up to his illustrious heritage. The simian slacker becomes a reluctant hero and learns the true meaning of courage as he and his crewmates, the plucky Lieutenant Luna and their by-the-book commander, Titan, risk everything in an effort to save the peaceful inhabitants of a distant planet from an evil dictator.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 34%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Coupling the men-on-a-mission antics of 'Armageddon' with the catch-all sci-fi pastiche of TV's 'Futurama', 'Space Chimps' is an underwhelming slice of lowbrow CGI entertainment."
‑ Tom Huddlestone, Time Out
"The animated action movie nevertheless delivers -- da-dum -- more fun than a barrel of monkeys."
‑ Susan Walker, Toronto Star
"...strikes virtually all of the wrong notes right from the get-go..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Some days you just can't resist cartoon chimps mocking William Shatner's delivery."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"While it is not a transcendent flick, it will certainly provide necessary child pacification on a hot Saturday afternoon."
‑ Jonathan W. Hickman, Entertainment Insiders
"I have to admit, there's a sort of dopey, cute, harmless charm to this movie. It actually doesn't stink."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
‑ Tom Keogh, Seattle Times
"It's likely that few people will ever even notice the success it might have been or the unremarkable failure it turned out to be."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
"A film that, in a non-Pixar dominated reality, would be cleaning up at the box office. It's enough to make you laugh."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"It's pretty much your run-of-the-mill CGI effort (and remember the days when the technology used to inspire 'ahhs and ohhhs?')."
‑ Kit Bowen,
"Only a truly dreadful story could make 81 minutes seem like an eternity. And Space Chimps is just that leaden experience."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"There's probably not enough fuel beyond cute chimps in Candyland to achieve orbit for the kids."
‑ Michael Ordoña, Los Angeles Times
"Nothing here works. At all."
‑ David Cornelius,
"Space Chimp's narrative pendulum swings illustrate, in contrasting fashion, the care, depth and shading given to storylines by Pixar and creators of other top-shelf animated fare."
‑ Brent Simon, Screen International
"There is genuine sparkle in the voice work and more than a few jokes that really do hit the sweet spot."
‑ Julian Shaw, FILMINK (Australia)
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