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
  • Audience Score

common sense

ON for kids age 6
3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
Educational value
1 out of 5
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: Thomas brings a light campy touch as she did in 1995's The Brady Bunch Movie.

- Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times, Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Rotten: Whatever limited charms the first version had -- mostly David Cross' portrayal of Ian, the greedy manager who exploits the furry creatures -- have since soured.

- Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic, Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Fresh: If the Chipmunks don't make you smile, you're nuts.

- Charles Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Audience Reviews

3 stars

lots of squeaking my 8 year old daughter absolutely loved it!!

- jmanard52, Thursday, December 31, 2009

2 stars

So, I now add this to the list of "movies I've seen a million times, because my kids watch it daily". I though I would review it, because these comprise the majority of the movies I see these days. it is just what you would expect. The characters are faithful to the cartoon from the early 80's (id, ego and superego). They are photo-realistic cartoon characters, interacting with live actors, and there are plenty of classic and contemporary pop numbers, sung at a higher than normal frequency. None of these make the movie particularly good, but hey, at least it's got Dave Cross in it (that's not the first time I've used that sentence in a, he does some crappy movies).

- timandterrybarker, Thursday, September 23, 2010

1 star


- bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1, Wednesday, July 7, 2010