Metascore
36

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 18
  2. Negative: 9 out of 18
  1. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    38
    Short, cheap, weird, and passably diverting.
  2. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    30
    Kids sense when a movie is being noisy and frantic just to keep them distracted; these apes are overcaffeinated.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Reviewed by: Adam Markovitz
    25
    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.
  7. 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.
  8. Reviewed by: Robert Wilonsky
    20
    The animation, incidentally, is half-a--ed, like they ran out of the $292.96 budget halfway through. Rip-off indeed.
  9. 12
    I went in expecting to be disappointed, but even so, I was disappointed.
User Score
4.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 58 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 32
  2. Negative: 18 out of 32
  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 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 highly recommend it to parents. Full Review »