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Parents' Guide to

Space Chimps

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Silly space adventure has peril, some scares.

Movie G 2008 81 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 14 parent reviews

age 7+

Circus Chimp in Space

I think the language was circus freak. Ham III was the grandson of Ham I dead. I don’t know about Ham II. Luna and Titan was that chimp flying with Ham III and Titan keeps calling him circus freak. Violent rocket.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 2+

It’s... kind of garbage!

Why... Out of all the movies that “Another Postcard” by BNL could have been featured in... Why did it have to be this? I found out about this movie through that song, and I have to say, this movie is very underwhelming. Don’t waste your time. The only reason I could think of to watch this is if you’re a really, REALLY hardcore Barenaked Ladies fan, or if you just want to make fun of it with friends. As for children, this has no value to them at all. Don’t rot their brains.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (14 ):
Kids say (14 ):

The combination of space exploration and talking animals should make this appealing for the elementary school set. Not every animated movie has to be a sophisticated masterpiece, and sometimes a goofball chimp and his buddies are good for laughs. With Pixar creating thoughtful, memorable animated films such as WALL-E that even childless adults love, it's hard for a regular old cartoon comedy to compete. But once your initial surprise at the Care Bears-level animation wears off, you may find that it's easy to enjoy SPACE CHIMPS' silly jokes. The references to The Right Stuff, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Apollo 13 are obvious but still clever.

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