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  • Summary: When a $5 billion Space Agency probe disappears into an intergalactic wormhole, the agency recruits Hamm III, grandson of the first chimpanzee in space, to help retrieve the wayward craft. But Ham is a free-spirited circus performer more interested in zero gravity high jinks than living up to his illustrious heritage. The simian slacker becomes a reluctant hero and learns the true meaning of courage as he and his crewmates, the fearless Lt. Luna and their uptight commander, Titan, risk everything in an effort to save the peaceful inhabitants of a distant planet form and evil dictator. (20th Century Fox) Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 18
  2. Negative: 9 out of 18
  1. If "Wall-E" pushes the boundaries of what can be done in an animated movie, Space Chimps proves that the old formula is still pretty effective when executed well.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    63
    Kids might find the sight of monkeys -- sorry, apes -- wrestling in outer-space funny, but unless they're unusually sophisticated, much will probably just confuse them.
  3. 50
    Who doesn't love an animated, anthropomorphized-chimpanzee-starring, sci-fi romantic comedy?
  4. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    38
    Short, cheap, weird, and passably diverting.
  5. Sucks a whole lot of talented people into a wormhole of lousy. The film either needed to be a lot wittier to make up for the way it looks, or a lot better-looking to compensate for the funny it isn't.
  6. Reviewed by: Jason McBride
    25
    Space Chimps might have been saved, in fact, by using real monkeys in the astronaut roles. Or, better yet, by having a monkey in the director's chair.
  7. 12
    I went in expecting to be disappointed, but even so, I was disappointed.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 33
  2. Negative: 19 out of 33
  1. Sep 20, 2012
    10
    A really fun time, a harmless, funny, original kids movie that isn't as, well, childish as many other movies of it's type, i would highly recommend it to parents. Expand
  2. Sep 20, 2012
    9
    Great kids movie, kind of funny
  3. Sep 20, 2012
    7
    Good, clean fun
  4. Apr 29, 2011
    3
    This movie isn't as bad as other animated movies made by minor companies, but it still doesn't reach the point of recommendation. All the humor in the movie relies on the same jokes over and over again. So unless you like toilet humor and stupid jokes, don't expect to find anything that funny about this movie. It's not Pixar material. Expand
  5. Jan 9, 2011
    2
    I watched this for 20 minutes and then I just couldn't watch it anymore. That's how bad it was.
  6. Jan 3, 2014
    1
    Até hoje to tentando achar a graça desse filme patético de pura falta de imaginação de seus criadores e uma história pra lá de idiota e mal feita simplesmente um fracasso enorme. Expand
  7. HueH.
    Jul 19, 2008
    0
    Hands-down the worst movie I have EVER seen. It felt like a submission from a computer animation student project. Don't waste your precious money or time. Expand

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