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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 32
  2. Negative: 18 out of 32
  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. Collapse
  2. Sep 20, 2012
    9
    Great kids movie, kind of funny
  3. Sep 20, 2012
    9
    Great, exceptional humor.
  4. Feb 12, 2011
    5
    It's not a super clever and witty movie. It's not filled with depth. It's not what we've come to expect from our generation of movies after seeing Wall-E, Pixar's animated masterpiece. Adults will probably let out quite a bit of yawns, but it has some funny moments. And kids the target age will probably enjoy it. Expand
  5. Jul 14, 2014
    3
    Too predictable, barely any plot. I didn't really like this movie. How much can we take of repetitiveness until it gets boring? Not much. It was boring, but okay. Expand
  6. Mar 5, 2011
    3
    Space Chimps is forgettable, with poor animation, a bad script, and a soul less story that leaves you not only shaking your head in disappointment, but also craving a good Pixar movie. The only thing this movie is good for is allowing you to appreciate better animated movies much more. Expand
  7. Sep 1, 2012
    0
    No kid, no adult and a matter of fact no monkey would like this film. It is beneath a 1 year old.I watched this for 20 minutes and then I just couldn't watch it anymore the problem was i was stuck with a summer camp in the movie theater. The kids were less annoying then the movie. Expand

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