• Released
  • December 14, 2007
  • PG , 1 hr 32 min
  • Animated
    Family
  • 12,455 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Three musical but mischievous chipmunks wreak havoc in a songwriter's life.

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Premiere

At times funny, and even occasionally witty, Alvin and the Chipmunks is a lively, entertaining romp that will certainly bring smiles to the...
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50

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
They’re baaaaack.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Unfortunately, as rendered here by the average-looking CGI effects, the characters are underwhelming in their appeal, lacking the charm of...
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Ultimately, the values and the CGI are good, but the acting is broad and the chipmunks aren't really differentiated. What happened to...
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger 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

Chicago Tribune

By Michael 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”?...
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38

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
If karma exists, Alvin and the Chipmunks must be Lee's punishment for appearing in the likes of "Jersey Girl."
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38

USA Today

By Claudia 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...
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
A movie that features a cartoon rodent eating his brother's feces, and do you really need to know more about this update of Ross...
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25

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Like most family movies these days, "Alvin" is torn between the glitz that sells and the homilies that endure. It's a load of Ting Tang...
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Rated PG | For some mild rude humor
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 5+ CGI critters are silly -- but very kid-friendly.
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