Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

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

G 2011 87 minutes

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 35 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 58 reviews

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age 2+


most boring movie i ever saw. it is appropriate for all ages, just non recommended whatsoever.
age 6+

Its honestly not that bad

I am going to be very honest. I like this movie. Though it can be annoying at times, I enjoy it every time I watch (and personally is one of the best ones out of all 4 of the movies). Many parents in the review section are posting negative reviews in regards to the Chipettes wearing bikinis. I would like to say that YES the clothing is rather revealing, however, they're animated characters. The animators were also cautious with the bikini length and made sure that the clothing wasn't tight. Also, they're on an island! What do you expect? Only thing I found most inappropriate was the fact that in one scene, the chipmunks, as well as the chipettes, sneak off to a casino. But I think its a relatively funny movie in general. I would prefer this over the new CGI animated 2015 cartoon version ANY day.

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