Metascore
36

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 18
  2. Negative: 9 out of 18

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    38
    Short, cheap, weird, and passably diverting.
  2. 30
    Kids sense when a movie is being noisy and frantic just to keep them distracted; these apes are overcaffeinated.
  3. While candy-colored graphics should dazzle kids, Space Chimps has little draw for audiences spoiled by the Pixar-given knowledge that CGI can entertain -- and not just stupefy -- moviegoers of any age.
  4. 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.
  5. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    25
    Only a truly dreadful story could make 81 minutes seem like an eternity. And Space Chimps is just that leaden experience.
  6. 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. 20
    The animation, incidentally, is half-a--ed, like they ran out of the $292.96 budget halfway through. Rip-off indeed.
  8. And then there is the most annoying animated sidekick in a long time: a bulb-headed, trying-to-be-cute glow creature called Kilowatt (Kristen Chenoweth), who sings an ear-piercing, high-pitched note when it's scared, which is often.
  9. 12
    I went in expecting to be disappointed, but even so, I was disappointed.
User Score
4.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 65 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 34
  2. Negative: 19 out of 34
  1. Mar 14, 2012
    5
    I was entertained and it had some great voice performances, but it is badly animated and silly. I realized not much went on at all during theI was entertained and it had some great voice performances, but it is badly animated and silly. I realized not much went on at all during the whole movie. Yet I was entertained. I give this movie 55%. Full Review »
  2. Oct 24, 2010
    3
    totally not a good CGI movie. the jokes were not funny, the animation is crap, and the characters are nothing but retards.
  3. 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 highlyA 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. Full Review »