Parents' Guide to

Beverly Hills Chihuahua

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Upbeat talking-animal adventure is fun for kids.

Movie PG 2008 91 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 17 parent reviews

age 8+

The dog fight scene can be very scary for kids

Both my kids were terrified of the dog fight scene. They begged me to turn it off and ran out of the room. (My kids are 8 and 6) I probably would not have bought the movie if I had known about that scene.

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Too much violence
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age 2+

It's a great movie because it shows how to be responsible and be grateful for what you have.

I believe that Beverly Hills chihuahua is a great movie for all ages including spending time with family. Because it shows kids how to be responsible and grateful for what you have. The beginning of the movie it shows how spoiled Chloe the chihuahua is because the owner gives her whatever her heart desires, when papi the gardener's chihuahua shows how much he loves Chloe she turns him away because she thinks he's disgusting when he gives her the grasshopper. When the owner leaves her unresponsible, spoiled rotten and self centered neice to dog sit her aunt's chihuahua she complains how spoiled the dog is. When they leave for New Mexico the neice and her friends leave for a party which she should of chose to stay and refuse to leave her aunt's dog by herself. When the hotel owner opens the door and Chloe leaves by herself and gets dognapped by the people who put stray dogs into dogfighting,yes it's not appropriate for the kids to watch when the bigger dog tries to kill Chloe I would fast forward the movie that's what I did with my children. When the neice decides to stay and look for Chloe the German shepherd shows Chloe how to be grateful for what she had including her love partner papi.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (17):
Kids say (33):

The movie looks like fluff, but has a surprising amount of substance and style. Featuring a voice cast of mostly Latino stars -- from George Lopez as Chloe's courageous suitor Papi to Edward James Olmos as a mean attack dog named El Diablo -- Beverly Hills Chihuahua starts out feeling like a canine-focused episode of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous and then morphs into a homeward-bound odyssey. As Chloe and Delgado try to cross the border and form an odd-couple friendship, he reclaims some of his former glory as a K-9 officer and she discovers her true "bark."

This talking-animal comedy even offers a perfectly timed lesson in Mexican dog heritage. Cornered by mountain lions, Delgado and Chloe are saved by a band of "tiny but mighty" Chihuahuas, whose leader, Monte (Placido Domingo), explains that the ancient breed used to be the chosen companions of the great Aztecs. They're not meant to be frivolously dressed lap dogs named FiFi but small warriors with a powerful bark.

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