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Space Chimps

anime & animation, children & family, comedy

When a $5 billion Space Agency probe disappears into an intergalactic wormhole, the agency recruits Ham III, grandson of the first chimpanzee in space, to help retrieve the wayward craft.

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common sense

ON for kids age 4
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
0 out of 5
Positive messages
3 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
0 out of 5
Violence & scariness
3 out of 5

Kiddie space adventure cute, but no WALL-E.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this animated chimp comedy is straightforward and age-appropriate for the young kids it's targeted at. There's some mild peril on an alien planet (an alien tyrant terrorizes his fearful followers by threatening to permanently freeze them), but other than that, there's nothing that even the youngest viewers can't handle.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about why Ham doesn't take anything seriously at first. Is it difficult to live up to accomplished relatives? Kids: How does teamwork save the day? What else do the chimps learn in this movie? Families can also discuss whether the high standards set by Pixar's Oscar-winning movies have made other animated films less enjoyable. Do you expect more from animated movies now? Why or why not?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: While candy-colored graphics should dazzle kids, Space Chimps has little draw for audiences spoiled by the Pixar-given knowledge that CGI can entertain -- and not just stupefy -- moviegoers of any age.

- Adam Markovitz, Entertainment Weekly, Thursday, July 17, 2008


- Ben Kenigsberg, Time Out, Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Fresh: It'll keep the kids entertained for a while and give their parents a chuckle or two along the way.

- Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic, Thursday, July 17, 2008

Audience Reviews

2 stars

This is very silly childish stuff and most of the aliens seen on the alien planet the chimps go to are really bad looking with terrible animation and horrible colour schemes, the jokes are cheesy and the characters are really cliched. Basically its the same kind of kids film over again but made worse cos the main characters are chimps and kinda spooky haha The best thing about the whole film is Patrick Warburtons voice :) he just has a brilliantly funny tone to his voice that is deep flat and sarcastic, always works.

- phubbs1, Thursday, February 9, 2012

0 star

Nothing worth watching at all! Meh, rhis movie wil be lucky if it gets $!00 this weekend with the Dark Knight out and all. The Dark Knight was an amazing movie by the way, my reveiw for it will be posted on Flixter by tommorow night. Back to Space Chimps. Space Chimps was just too stupid. The humor was always used at the wrong times. The voice acting was terrible. The plot was terrible. Ah what the hell, the whole movie was terrible.

- Screeny, Saturday, July 19, 2008

2 stars

in this obvious buy-the-vidgame hourlong commercial saving grace comes from the verbal antics that spice the CGI visuals. not quite up to rocky and bullwinkle standards, mind you, still the filmmakers remembered the poor parents who will probably be chided endlessly about adding this to their little spinoffs private collection of homework avoidance high tech. thus the life here, if you're over 8---and i just barely qualify, is in the verbal riffing the actors are allowed to indulge themselves. not as bad as you might be thinkin'.

- ApeneckFletcher, Saturday, July 19, 2008