Alvin & The Chipmunks

Alvin and the Chipmunks

Tim Hill (2007)

U Certificate


Our Score
Alvin, Simon and Theodore are three squeaky-voiced critters who were first radio and recording stars 50 years ago. There seems little point, however, in resurrecting them here as computer-generated cuties. In this mostly live-action tale, Alvin and his chums become global singing sensations when the treeless trio are given a home by songwriter Jason Lee, who is amazed to discover their vocal talents. But they soon fall foul of an unscrupulous record label boss (David Cross). There is plenty of lowbrow slapstick, most of it targeting the hapless Lee, who definitely needs a better agent. Yet the chipmunks themselves are undeniably entertaining in their sweeter moments. This will provide an adequate distraction for the less discerning under-sixes, but the more discerning will quite rightly be watching SpongeBob SquarePants instead.


A mischievous trio of talking chipmunks invade a struggling songwriter's home. When the furry critters demonstrate a remarkable talent for singing, he agrees to help them find fame and fortune. However, an unscrupulous record company boss has other plans. Children's comedy, starring Jason Lee and David Cross, with the voices of Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler and Jesse McCartney.

Cast & Crew

Dave Seville Jason Lee
Ian Hawk David Cross (2)
Claire Cameron Richardson
Alvin Justin Long
Simon Matthew Gray Gubler
Theodore Jesse McCartney
Director Tim Hill
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century FoxAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 21 Dec 2007
Comedy Children's