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Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman

By Paul Trandahl, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

A loveable horror story with life lessons.

Movie G 2000 79 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 6+


My boys watched it (ages 5 3/4 and 8 1/2) and both liked it. Based on their review, it did not sound very scary or mean, there were no nightmares, they seemed satisfied with it, and they didn't play "I'm a wolf man and going to eat you." or anything like that. So, I would say, it was OK.
age 10+

One of the best movies ever.

This is the second best movie ever made. The Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman is an amazing movie. From the plot, the storyline, to the messages it sends. The characters are the best characters ever created in history, and when placed into such an entrancing movie, they make magic.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (9 ):

Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman is a polished direct-to-video production. The animation is quite good, and the characters are cute and appealing without ever being cloying. Its greatest virtue, however, is that there's more emphasis on characters than one would expect in a story involving singing chipmunks and werewolves.

The writers create a believable sibling relationship among the three brothers. While they quarrel, it's obvious that they really care about each other. Adults get a sympathetic treatment as well. Dave Seville, the chipmunk's "father," takes an active interest in their affairs, as does the school principal, who places Theodore in the school play specifically to boost his self-confidence.

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