Box art for Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

anime & animation, children & family, comedy


There have been many great movie sequels. There have even been prequels. Now, get ready for the world's first SQUEAKQUEL!

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    21%
  • Audience Score
    49%

common sense

ON for kids age 6
Consumerism
3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
Educational value
1 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Positive messages
3 out of 5
Positive role models
1 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
3 out of 5
Violence & scariness
2 out of 5

Amusing, silly sequel has a bit more edge than original.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel is low-key, amusing entertainment for both parents and kids, with a mix of verbal and slapstick humor and only a few crude jokes. With the introduction of girl Chipmunk group The Chipettes comes some flirting and suggestive hip-wiggling (similar to that of sexy starlets like Beyonc and Shakira), which -- along with the infrequent use of phrases like "junk in the trunk" -- makes this sequel a little edgier than the original. But overall the movie focuses on family, togetherness, and acceptance and deals positively with school and peer pressure. Though the issue of body image comes up (at times, Theodore's weight is called to attention, as is that of his female counterpart, Eleanor), ultimately the message is one of liking yourself for who you are.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about peer pressure. Why did Alvin join the football team, especially when he knew the game would conflict with the talent show? What did he hope to gain? Were the bullies really his friends?
  • How does the movie approach the subject of body image? Would it be different if the characters dealing with the issue were human instead of chipmunks?
  • Cousin Toby has spent a lot of time playing and mastering video games, but what good has it done him?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: A surprising array of stars play the helium voiced sextet, safe in the knowledge that noone is going to be offended by this charming chipmunk squeakquel.

- Giles Hardie, smh.com.au, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel offers exactly two big laughs for its kiddo target audience -- one involves passing gas, the other a shot to the crotch.

- Glenn Whipp, Associated Press, Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Audience Reviews

3 stars

I watched this movie this afternoon and although the humour wasn't particularly suited to my tastes it certainly made my 9 year old niece laugh (aswell as the other kids in the audience). In comparison to the first movie I certainly wouldn't say it was better, it was, however... almost as good. Animaton was spot on, humour was good (not too over done), music choice, like in the first movie was excellent. If you want to put a smile on your kids face this Christmas then you could do a lot worse than Alvin & The Chipmunks. It's worth remembering when commenting on this type of movie that it's a kids film, targeted at an immature audience. I give it 3/5 stars and my niece 5/5

- stopitgoaway, Saturday, December 26, 2009

3 stars

This actually isn't too bad, its a kids film of course and very silly but its very accurate to its original source and that's better than most adaptations, the cgi work is decent and its easily one of the more interesting kids films around. The first film was also quite good, the cgi on the chipmunks was good, the music was well done and it was nicely amusing, this sequel is really just more of the same and totally unoriginal with its eventual 'sing off' concept but its all well done and good fun, it probably helps if you used to watch the cartoon as a kid :)

- phubbs1, Thursday, January 7, 2010

2 stars

Well...it's a movie about Alvin and the Chipmunks. Definitely for the kids. I might have chuckled a few times, but anyone over 8 probably won't be too amused by high-pitched singing and other similar hijinks.

- lewiskendell, Monday, January 11, 2010