Alvin and the Chipmunks
Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)

"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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 14, 2007
DVD Release Date: April 1, 2008
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Critic Score: 27% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Time Out

The musical numbers are initially appealing - think close harmonies and smart foot stepping to the likes of 'Funkytown' - but the novelty is likely to wear thin for adults when the 'munks get kitted out as a street boy band.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

Alvin and the Chipmunks goes in one eye and out the other, featuring a CGI Alvin, Simon and Theodore interacting with a human-ish world.

David Cornelius

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

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It's fairly awful.

Claudia Puig
USA Today

Sure, rodents are hot this year. But unlike Ratatouille's chef prodigy Remy, these mischief makers bring nothing new to the table.

Brent Simon
Screen International

Colourful but uninspired.

Andy Webster
New York Times

Hollywood continues its tired milking of old television properties with Alvin and the Chipmunks, a slick updating of the musical-cartoon franchise.

Susan Walker
Toronto Star

Me, I want a hula hoop.

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Kit Bowen

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
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… More
Jim Careter
Alvin and the Chipmunks could have been very promising but they just waste talent in order to make a cheesy kids movie, I do not recommend this film.
Eugene Bernabe
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
Directors Cat
Just what you'd expect by looking at the poster. A stupid film with bad jokes for kids who know no better.
KJ Proulx
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… More
Matt Goodman
I liked this quite a bit. I laughed plenty of times and found the story interesting and kept my attention for the whole film.