Box art for Alvin & The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Alvin & The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

children & family, comedy


Chipmunks ahoy! It's a tidal wave of toe-tapping music and unfurgettable fun for the whole family as Alvin and the Chipmunks return in their greatest adventure yet!

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    12%
  • Audience Score
    53%

common sense

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

Silly threequel is full of pop-culture references and jokes.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this third installment in the Alvin and the Chipmunks movie series is more of the same -- lots of pop culture references, physical comedy, and a few suggestive moments. There's nothing overly troublesome in Chip-Wrecked, but young kids might be frightened when the Chipmunks wind up on the deserted island, especially when its lone inhabitant turns on them and captures a Chipette. Two of the chip-characters engage in an overt flirtation and (tame) romance; Alvin also tries to hit on a woman who's gambling at a casino, and the Chipettes wear notably short outfits. The movie's ultimate message is one of family and friendship, but it's a bit buried underneath the sense that the whole thing is a commercial for Chipmunks merchandise.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about how the relationship between Dave and the Chipmunks is depicted. How does Alvin learn about the consequences of his behavior?
  • Are the Chipettes too suggestive in their dances and song choices? Would it be different if the characters were human instead of chipmunks?
  • What does Simon learn about his personality after "waking up" from being the more adventurous, flirtatious "French" Simon?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: Good news: The shrill CG rodents, who last infested theaters in 2009's Squeakquel, are stranded on a jungle island with little hope of survival. Bad news: They've brought us along.

- Adam Markovitz, Entertainment Weekly, Thursday, December 15, 2011

Rotten: If only they were truly stranded on that desert island...

- Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times, Thursday, December 15, 2011

Rotten: Maybe for the next installment, they can go off to college and find something better to do than making these silly movies.

- Claudia Puig, USA Today, Thursday, December 15, 2011

Audience Reviews

2 stars

Chipwrecked! Not horrible. The movie is not that great, the story is just so crappy that really makes laughing almost impossible and coming from a guy that used to love the Alvin and the Chipmunks cartoons when he was a kid. They really should have stop with the first film but they just want more money smh... Playing around while aboard a cruise ship, the Chipmunks and Chipettes accidentally go overboard and end up marooned in a tropical paradise. They discover their new turf is not as deserted as it seems.

- MANUGINO, Friday, March 30, 2012

2 stars

Chipwrecked! Not horrible. The movie is not that great, the story is just so crappy that really makes laughing almost impossible and coming from a guy that used to love the Alvin and the Chipmunks cartoons when he was a kid. They really should have stop with the first film but they just want more money smh... Playing around while aboard a cruise ship, the Chipmunks and Chipettes accidentally go overboard and end up marooned in a tropical paradise. They discover their new turf is not as deserted as it seems.

- MANUGINO, Friday, March 30, 2012

1 star

It scored laughs in the worst possible sense. The ability to be funny because it well and truly wasn't.

- aquateen2, Friday, January 13, 2012