Space Chimps
Space Chimps (2008)

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… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: November 25, 2008
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34%
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33%



Critic Score: 34% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Space Chimps' cheap animation and overabundance of monkey puns feels especially dated in a post-Wall-E world.

Tom Huddlestone
Time Out

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.

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Susan Walker
Toronto Star

The animated action movie nevertheless delivers -- da-dum -- more fun than a barrel of monkeys.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...strikes virtually all of the wrong notes right from the get-go...

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I have to admit, there's a sort of dopey, cute, harmless charm to this movie. It actually doesn't stink.

Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

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.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

Only a truly dreadful story could make 81 minutes seem like an eternity. And Space Chimps is just that leaden experience.

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Michael Ordoña
Los Angeles Times

There's probably not enough fuel beyond cute chimps in Candyland to achieve orbit for the kids.

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David Cornelius
DVDTalk.com

Nothing here works. At all.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
This is very silly childish stuff and most of the aliens seen on the alien planet the chimps go to are really bad looking with terrible animation and horrible… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
Fun animated Space Chimps movie, kept me engaged. The jokes were funny enough. I liked how they thought at first the mission was just another training exercise.… More
Directors Cat
Space Chimps has a very interesting premise that might have made a good movie if it also had good animation and less monkey puns.
Luke Baldock
Chimps in space is a great idea for ananimated film. Chimps are just funny and a space setting should have contained enough excuses for bizarre and far out… More
Michael Edwards
Surprisingly very good
A.D. Villarreal
Quite boring and routine. Even the animation was uninspired.

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