Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked Reviews

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked


Genre :

Animation, Comedy, Family

Release Date :

December 16, 2011

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Mike Mitchell

Starring :

Matthew Gray Gubler, Amy Poehler, Jesse McCartney, Lauren Gottlieb, Andy Buckley, Tucker Albrizzi, Jenny Slate, Heather Robbins, Jason Lee, Michael P. Northey, Alan Tudyk, Jeremy Palko

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Review rate : A

“..would be sufficient to slaughter every brain cell and induce blithering idiocy..”
by Kathleen Murphy [MSN Movies]
2 of 4

“..tones down the slapstick and potty humor, thus meriting a family-friendly G rating..”
by Nell Minow [Chicago Sun-Times]
1 of 4

“..this is the film for you..”
by Joel Brown [Boston Globe]
1 of 4

“..the story is a jumbled mess - the plot of "The Smurfs" looks like "The Usual Suspects" by comparison - but there is something in this film for absolutely everyone..”
by Peter Hartlaub [San Francisco Chronicle]
1 of 5

“..the story from screenwriters Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger, who wrote the far better "Squeakquel"..”
by Betsy Sharkey [Los Angeles Times]
Review rate : C

“..the sequel's target audience may be too young to realize that the best punch lines are long past their expiration date..”
by Kerry Lengel [Arizona Republic]
Review rate : C

“..the result does right by kids..”
by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News]
Review rate : D

“..serves up more of the derivative chaos that floats this franchise's boat..”
by Sean O'Connell [Washington Post]
1.5 of 4

“..oddly, the movie's message about trusting one's children is aimed at parents, though Chipwrecked seems targeted to viewers under 7..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..frantic, frenetic, groan-inducing and all around grating as its two predecessors..”
by Michael Rechtshaffen [Hollywood Reporter]
Review rate : D+

“..everts to nothing more than a cynical stab at grabbing kids' attention-and, more importantly, their parents' cash..”
by Adam Markovitz [Entertainment Weekly]
Review rate : C+

“..ended up with only a G rating is a mystery..”
by Neil Genzlinger [New York Times]
1 of 4

“..chip-Wrecked will entertain youngsters - at least those not frightened of exploding mountains and weird adults..”
by Jennie Punter [Globe and Mail]
Review rate : D

“..by now the Chipmunk canon is entrenched enough to be able to squirt out a new movie with a cheeky play-on-words title every two years..”
by Linda Barnard [Toronto Star]
“..blatant contempt for conventional narrative and American culture..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]
2 of 4

“..assault will appeal only to the under-10 set and send everyone else running for ear plugs..”
by Tom Meek [Boston Phoenix]

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“..this is one of those movies that's not very good but not so offensively bad that I regret ever seeing it. No doubt, it's also something I probably won't remember in a week..”
by Brian Oliver [The Movieman]


“..like a counterfeit handbag: It looks great but falls apart when you reach into it..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]


“..thoroughly predictable, and despite an original setup, the movie never rouses the emotions..”
by Marjorie Baumgarten [Austin Chronicle]


“..the stories are horrifying, but essential to hear..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]


“..a horror movie with an anti-globalist bent that's more interesting than its halfhearted scares..”
by Sara Stewart [New York Post]


“..delivering a highly stylized widescreen revenge picture loaded with weapons and driven entirely by "superficial action"..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]


“..the film isn't particularly convincing either as a rousing anthology of bloodsport set pieces or a deeply felt portrait of revenge and reunion..”
by Vadim Rizov [A.V. Club]

'71 :

“..the hard-charging debut feature from TV director Yann Demange, makes us live every vivid, violent moment with him, the threat of death lurking at every turn..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]


“..undoubtedly a remarkable achievement, especially for a first-time filmmaker..”
by Jordan Hoffman [Film.com]


“..still, "The Lazarus Effect," clocking in at a brief 86 minutes, doesn't go far enough, isn't scary enough and has mad scientists who just aren't mad enough..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]