Box art for Beverly Hills Chihuahua

Beverly Hills Chihuahua

  • Rated PG
  • HD and SD formats available


Get ready for a hilarious fun-filled adventure starring Chloe (voiced by Drew Barrymore), a diamond-clad ultra-pampered Beverly Hills Chihuahua who gets lost while on vacation in Mexico.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

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common sense

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

Upbeat talking-animal adventure is fun for kids.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that, like most movies featuring talking dogs (or animals of any kind, really), this upbeat adventure comedy will interest young pet lovers. The film doesn't have much in the way of iffy content except for some mild peril revolving around a dogfight promoter's mean mutt and a group of mountain lions that endanger the pup protagonist. Two dogs have a heartfelt romance, and two humans flirt. There are a few insults and some silly Mexican jokes (said by animals); e.g. "We're MexiCAN, not MexiCAN'T."

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the class and cultural issues the movie explores. At first, Chloe pretends not to like Papi. Why?
  • How did Chloe's troubles in Mexico open her eyes to how other dogs live? Is that an important message for people too?
  • What does Monte teach viewers about being proud of our heritage?
  • Discuss what made kids want to see this movie -- the story, or all the advertising for it.

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: The good news: Beverly Hills Chihuahua is not the apocalypse-signaling, cultural abomination its trailers make it out to be. The bad news: That's pretty much the best thing that can be said about it.

- Adam Graham, Detroit News, Friday, October 3, 2008

Fresh: As depressing as it is to find so many gifted artists reduced to making a talking-dog picture, Beverly Hills Chihuahua turns out to be genuinely sweet.

- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, Friday, October 3, 2008

Rotten: Its hugely silly, but peppy enough to be tolerable. What grates most are the patronising racial stereotypes: the dirty Mexican dogs are just waiting to be rescued by LA ladies and given a good bath.

- Anna Smith, Empire Magazine, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

0 star

Talk about a movie SUCKING!!! A major waste of time & a piece of crap from start to finish

- dukeakasmudge, Wednesday, July 14, 2010

3 stars

So bad, but so good. It actually kept my attention, but very minimal at best. Liked it, but wouldn't watch it again.

- dreamfaeries, Tuesday, June 1, 2010

3 stars

It's cute for a kid's film, but it is a kid's film, and as is typical for me, it did not hold my attention past the first half hour even though I like Drew Barrymore (who does the voice of Chloe the chihuahua in this), and I like cute dogs. There's nothing all that special or clever happening here and half the time I just felt sorry for the dogs having to wear booties etc.

- romy861, Saturday, February 20, 2010