Metascore
41

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 20
  2. Negative: 4 out of 20
  1. Perhaps not since "The Godfather: Part II" have we seen a sequel come along that more than matches the mastery of the film that came before it -- all the pathos, the brio, the epic sweep. . . . the cheese balls.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    70
    A frenetic but undeniably funny follow-up that offers twice the number of singing-and-dancing rodents in another seamless blend of CGI and live-action elements.
  3. Reviewed by: Charles Williams
    63
    The excellent animation makes up for a so-so plot, but it really doesn't matter. "The Squeakquel" is for kids.
  4. 50
    Among cutesy pop musical trios aimed at nondiscerning audiences, I'll take Alvin and Co. over the Jonas Brothers any day.
  5. The whole thing is rather insipid. But Thomas makes it smoother and more palatable than it deserves to be.
  6. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    50
    It seems as if no professional actors were hired in the making of this motion picture.
  7. Call it a Christmas miracle, albeit a minor one: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel isn't entirely awful.
  8. As shrill, partly-animated musicals about singing vermin go, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel really isn't all that bad.
  9. Reviewed by: Ella Taylor
    50
    Closing out a pretty great year for children's movies—Betty Thomas's dutiful animated and live-action sequel to 2007's "Alvin and the Chipmunks" brings up the rear with capable mediocrity.
  10. The earlier “Alvin” movie made more than $217 million just in the United States. It’s hard to imagine this somewhat confused sequel doing as well.
  11. Smarter than its predecessor, the movie aims for the "High School Musical" market.
  12. If only for the sake of adults, couldn't the folks behind the Alvin films have had the good grace to turn Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel into a musical?
  13. 42
    Sure enough, director Betty Thomas delivers pretty much the bare minimum: peppy, brightly colored, tune-filled nonsense sure to meet the low, low standards of its pre-kindergarten core audience.
  14. The 6- to 10-year-old audience this movie is aimed at deserved better.
  15. Reviewed by: Kim Newman
    40
    Alvin does high school rom-com and very poorly at that.
  16. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    38
    Almost but not quite as obnoxious as its title. Little kids will love it. You’ll need a hazmat suit.
  17. First, and perhaps most important, it should be disclosed that my 4-year-old laughed pretty much nonstop throughout Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel. This was his "Citizen Kane."
  18. Blending CGI and live action, this “squeakquel” to the witless 2007 kids’ film proves just how dangerous such technology is when placed in the wrong hands.
  19. 20
    The Squeakquel might be appreciated by filmgoers aged 10 or younger.
User Score
4.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 87 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 46
  2. Negative: 16 out of 46
  1. Sep 28, 2011
    3
    "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel" is a movie so preposterously obvious you won't remember a thing except for the annoying high-pitched voices of the chipmunks after 2 hours. Full Review »
  2. Nov 4, 2011
    6
    So Much More Than The 1st One! It Lacks Creativity But Earns In Back In This Movie! :D
    Honestly This Isent A Really Good Or Really Bad
    Movie... Good... Average... Full Review »
  3. Jan 1, 2011
    3
    Well one thing for sure is that its worse than the first movie.