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Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Reviews

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

Overview


Genre :

Animation, Comedy, Family

Release Date :

December 23, 2009

MPAA Rating :

PG

Director :

Betty Thomas

Starring :

Justin Long, Jason Lee, Jesse McCartney, JoJo, David Cross, Anna Faris, Matthew Gray Gubler, Cameron Richardson, Christina Applegate, Zachary Levi, Sean Astin

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

2 of 5

“..painfully high-pitched..”
by Wendy Ide [Times Online]
4 of 5

“..never tries too hard to be cool..”
by Sukhdev Sandhu [Daily Telegraph]
1.5 of 4

“..Little kids will love it..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
2.5 of 4

“..If the Chipmunks don't make you smile, you're nuts..”
by Charles Williams [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
3 of 5

“..For adults, the movie holds far less appeal..”
by Pam Grady [Boxoffice Magazine]
1.5 of 4

“..completely unnecessary follow-up to the surprising 2007 hit..”
by Jeff Vice [Deseret News]
2 of 4

“..But for anyone over age 8, the arrival of Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel may not be the most welcome news..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..brings up the rear with capable mediocrity..”
by Ella Taylor [Village Voice]
2 of 5

“..Alvin does high school rom-com and very poorly at that..”
by Kim Newman [Empire Magazine]
2 of 5

“..a disappointing sequel with painfully few laughs..”
by Matthew Turner [ViewLondon]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Catherine Shoard [The Guardian]
Reviewed by Betsy Sharkey [LA Times]
Reviewed by Lance Gould [Boston Phoenix]
Reviewed by Neil Genzlinger [NY Times]

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