Metascore
41

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 22
  2. Negative: 8 out of 22
  1. Reviewed by: Margaret Moser
    40
    This time the dog wags the tale and proves, at least to Papi, that love really is a bitch.
  2. It's hard to go wrong with a movie full of talking dogs. But the makers of Beverly Hills Chihuahua sure try.
  3. 25
    Forget the metaphors, why not just make a movie about poor, exploited Mexicans?
  4. Performances are rather beside the point in a movie where dogs carry the acting burden, but Perabo is especially bland.
  5. 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.
  6. Reviewed by: Mark Bell
    30
    Isn't nearly as offensive to the senses as I originally thought it would be when first presented with the trailer.
  7. 70
    This being Disney, wholesome character-building messages abound, but for once they're freshly spun as cautions against stereotyping both ethnic and canine.
  8. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    30
    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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 38
    The film is Beverly Hills Chihuahua. The audience is the fire hydrant.
  12. Graced with unusually expressive and seamless voice work by Drew Barrymore and George Lopez, the best of its kind since "Babe."
  13. Depending on your tolerance for talking Chihuahuas, this could make for a fun family night out.
  14. It's very slick and small children will enjoy it, but it has little of its model's special magic.
  15. Reviewed by: Josh Levin
    30
    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.
  16. 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.
  17. Barrymore's charm helps make Beverly Hills Chihuahua a congenial family outing.
  18. The picture might not be as fresh and clever as it could have been, but its spirited voice cast delivers the whole enchilada.
  19. 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.
  20. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    63
    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.
  21. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    60
    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.
  22. 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.
User Score
4.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 52 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 28
  2. Negative: 15 out of 28
  1. Sep 14, 2010
    0
    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 »
  2. Jan 28, 2014
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Well if you ever watched this movie you probably want to smash your head against a wall after watching this stupid, irritating, dull movie. One part of the movie is about the annoying rat of a dog finding its bark and another part where it losses its dog shoe and tries to make that a dramatic moment. It is one of the worst movies I have ever endure if you can even call it a movie I call it legal torture. If you have to watch it take a blindfold and some ear muffs.

    p.s I only had to watch this movie with a relative and I didn't spend any money but I would have spent some in order not to see this movie
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  3. Nov 13, 2013
    2
    Probably one of the worst movies ever made.
    An absolutely horrendous film; terrible acting, horrible script, very overly long. A fun family
    film should have some laughs, even if immature, they were simply non existent. The premise it mentally challenged and there is nothing good that can be said about the rest. Full Review »