Alvin and the Chipmunks Synopsis
Three musical but mischievous chipmunks wreak havoc in a songwriter's life.
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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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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
They’re baaaaack.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A flash back to childhood!!

By Free_Movies_4_Life
When given the opportunity to see Alvin and the chipmunks I was not gonna pass it up. I saw an advance screening on Saturday December 8th. All I knew was what I had seen from the previews and what...


By mackenzie movie master
This movie is a must see! Its great for all ages!! Young or old this is a fantastic movie!! I TOTALLY recommend it and trust me because i have seen it 3 times! Note there is a few dull parts....

Alvin and the Chipmunks

By sgtswife
Definitely a must see for all family members. I took my 14, 11, and 5 yr old and they all loved it. It even appealed to me for the nastalgia of saturday morning cartoons and the old xmas albums. ...

Alvin and the Chipmunks

By tristen_85018
My whole family loved this movie! It was funny and had a great story to it. The writers did a great job with the casting and stayed true to the Characters. We've seen it twice and are planning on...

Alvin and the Chipmunks

By trobinson1125
This movie was very good. I took my 3 year old to the movies, I really was not interested in watching 3 chipmunks sing, dance and cause chias. But it actually ended up being very good. It is...

Great movie

By disturbeds10
This movie kept us laughing the whole time. I would definately recommend it for others to see...

Alvin and the Chipmunks

By tigger6344
We have seen this movie twice and can't wait to buy it on tuesday. cute movie for the entire family...


By rachlwuzhere
the cutest and best movie that i have seen in a really long time if you haven't seen it yet go out and watch it you won't regret it...


By tabithaj
For a kids movie i thought it was very cute. My three year old daughter adored this movie. It is a must own....

Great for all ages!

By emwfddc
It was a very cute movie! It brought back a lot of memories of when I watched the cartoon as a younger person! I think parents and children will both enjoy this movie! EMW...

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Rated PG | For some mild rude humor
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says CGI critters are silly and sassy but mostly kid-friendly.
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