Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Delightful from beginning to end.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Kids might find the sight of monkeys -- sorry, apes -- wrestling in outer-space funny, but unless they're unusually sophisticated, much will probably just confuse them.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The CG animation is nothing special, but the characters are surprisingly fun and the story is full of enough puns, wordplay and slapstick to elicit laughs from across the age spectrum.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Short, cheap, weird, and passably diverting.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Space Chimps might have been saved, in fact, by using real monkeys in the astronaut roles. Or, better yet, by having a monkey in the director's chair.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Sucks a whole lot of talented people into a wormhole of lousy. The film either needed to be a lot wittier to make up for the way it looks, or a lot better-looking to compensate for the funny it isn't.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
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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Entertainment Weekly

While candy-colored graphics should dazzle kids, Space Chimps has little draw for audiences spoiled by the Pixar-given knowledge that CGI can entertain -- and not just stupefy -- moviegoers of any age.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
And then there is the most annoying animated sidekick in a long time: a bulb-headed, trying-to-be-cute glow creature called Kilowatt (Kristen Chenoweth), who sings an ear-piercing, high-pitched note when it's scared, which is often.
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
I went in expecting to be disappointed, but even so, I was disappointed.
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36 out of 100
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