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Parents' Guide to

Alvin and the Chipmunks

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

CGI critters are silly and sassy but mostly kid-friendly.

Movie PG 2007 92 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 28 parent reviews

age 9+

Objectifys women

Fun movie. But hated the way it objectifies women. Sends young people the wrong message of how women should be viewed in society. Examples are ladies in tight clothes/bikinis. Chipmunks say a lady is hot, she wants you.

This title has:

Too much sex
1 person found this helpful.
age 3+

The lesson

I love this movie the lesson is not to trust someone you just met into being rich and famous. There’s great kids music 🎵 stuff that toddlers and kids and big kids well love great movie watch with the family on HBO MAX now!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (28 ):
Kids say (105 ):

If the thought of high-pitched voices singing a rap version of the vintage Chipmunks hit "Witch Doctor" and Lipps Inc's "Funkytown" sends shivers of horror down your spine, this may not be for you. But if you and the kids are up for a silly adventure featuring cute, familiar characters, Alvin and the Chipmunks is a safe-if-not-stellar bet this holiday season, especially for the under-10 crowd.

The best part of the story is that kids will see the danger of living like a "rock star" all the time. Too many toys and not enough discipline -- not to mention way too much caffeine and too many late-night concert gigs -- make Alvin, Simon, and Theodore crave Dave's loving discipline. If only real children were as reasonable as fictional chipmunks...

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