Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 22
  2. Negative: 8 out of 22
  1. While George Lopez, Cheech Marin, and Paul Rodriguez are funny men, it's amazing how boring these Latin-shtick cutups can be when none of them gets a single good line.
  2. Coasting on lazy stereotypes, the script basically ends where it started, teaching young viewers that it's really not so bad to be a spoiled bitchy puppy.
  3. 25
    Forget the metaphors, why not just make a movie about poor, exploited Mexicans?
  4. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Alpo is served with a burrito chaser in Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Disney's fish-out-of-water comedy in which the fish is … well, read the title.
  5. 25
    Even a film as shabby and humdrum as Beverly Hills Chihuahua, which never musters up the wit and beauty of a single frame of "Lady and the Tramp," is not without its pleasures.
  6. Performances are rather beside the point in a movie where dogs carry the acting burden, but Perabo is especially bland.
  7. 70
    Okay, the concept for the movie is admittedly lame, but there's absolutely nothing wrong with watching a passel of adorable pooches wrinkle their brows and bark while human voices come out of their mouths.
  8. Graced with unusually expressive and seamless voice work by Drew Barrymore and George Lopez, the best of its kind since "Babe."
  9. 38
    The film is Beverly Hills Chihuahua. The audience is the fire hydrant.
  10. It's very slick and small children will enjoy it, but it has little of its model's special magic.
  11. 42
    This is not a movie for anyone who's aged past the "Oh! Cute!" phase of moviegoing. It's paced for little minds with short attention spans.
  12. 70
    This being Disney, wholesome character-building messages abound, but for once they're freshly spun as cautions against stereotyping both ethnic and canine.
  13. It's hard to go wrong with a movie full of talking dogs. But the makers of Beverly Hills Chihuahua sure try.
  14. The picture might not be as fresh and clever as it could have been, but its spirited voice cast delivers the whole enchilada.
  15. Depending on your tolerance for talking Chihuahuas, this could make for a fun family night out.
  16. Barrymore's charm helps make Beverly Hills Chihuahua a congenial family outing.
  17. 50
    As multimillion-dollar frivolities about the pets of the ruling class go, Chihuahua is reasonably diverting. As one that happens to be opening in the middle of an economic meltdown, its mere existence feels utterly insane.
  18. Reviewed by: Mark Bell
    Isn't nearly as offensive to the senses as I originally thought it would be when first presented with the trailer.
  19. Reviewed by: Margaret Moser
    This time the dog wags the tale and proves, at least to Papi, that love really is a bitch.
  20. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    A filthy-rich fantasy for these cash-strapped times, Beverly Hills Chihuahua features the voices of Drew Barrymore and much of the industry's top Latino talent in a live-action talking-dog lark that should please young pups.
  21. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    Despite its superficial lip-service to self-actualization/realization, there has to be more to life than what Beverly Hills Chihuahua is putting out there, which is fit for neither man nor beast.
  22. Reviewed by: Josh Levin
    Isn't terrible. OK, it's kind of terrible, but it's a talking-dog movie, and anyone who goes to a talking-dog movie without being prepared to step in poop deserves to ruin his shoes.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 57 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 28
  2. Negative: 15 out of 28
  1. alastairt
    Jun 2, 2009
    I can respect i was probably in the wrong audience for this film, but its main problem is that it tries to connect to different audiences instead of staying to the audience of peppy little 8 year olds. another problem is that it is very predictable. me and my mate geused that the line "say hello to my little friend" would be utterd. your 8 year old girl (AND NO ONE ELSE) will probably enjoy it, but for anyone else, steer well clear. Full Review »
  2. JamesM.
    Oct 26, 2008
    It was very good. My favorite dog is Papi. He was very funny. It was very cute movie.
  3. Sep 14, 2010
    It's as if Disney wanted to make us mad, there was nothing of substance or sense in this TOO LONG feature film. I tried to find something of value throughout this steaming pile of dog crap, but could not. The plot is non-existent, and if there was one: it's the milking of brainless Youtubers that gawk over videos of cute dogs and cats. I regret giving money to the baboons who made this classless trash, please do not waste your short time on this earth to watch this disaster. Full Review »