Space Chimps

2008

Space Chimps

Critics Consensus

Space Chimps' cheap animation and overabundance of monkey puns feels especially dated in a post-Wall-E world.

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When a $5 billion Space Agency probe disappears into an intergalactic wormhole, the agency recruits Ham 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 plucky Lieutenant Luna and their by-the-book commander, Titan, risk everything in an effort to save the peaceful inhabitants of a distant planet from an evil dictator.

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Critic Reviews for Space Chimps

All Critics (91) | Top Critics (29) | Fresh (30) | Rotten (61)

  • A movie called Space Chimps ought to be cheap, crude and silly, and this computer-animated lark delivers on all fronts.

    Sep 19, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The film is pacy, full of humour rather than thrills and not too long. Not for connoisseurs of animation but fun for the young.

    Aug 1, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • It may look half-finished, but it's bright and silly and passes the time.

    Aug 1, 2008 | Full Review…
  • Space Chimps isn't so terrible - unashamed kids stuff that addresses no bigger question than how to pee in a space suit.

    Aug 1, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Cath Clarke

    Guardian
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  • Unfortunately, the film-makers assume that pre-adolescent audiences will only identify with a smug, hyperactive central character such as the Andy Samburg-voiced Ham. Still, it's remarkable that they managed to smuggle an oral sex joke into a U-rated film

    Aug 1, 2008 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
    Times (UK)
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  • Coupling the men-on-a-mission antics of 'Armageddon' with the catch-all sci-fi pastiche of TV's 'Futurama', 'Space Chimps' is an underwhelming slice of lowbrow CGI entertainment.

    Aug 1, 2008 | Rating: 2/6 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Space Chimps

  • Dec 31, 2011
    Taking about a bad idea for a film: Chimps in outer space. The recycled plot from many science fiction movies with a bunch of terribly obnoxious characters was a bad idea, big time. I absolutely hated all the characters, the racism and stupidity of the script. Even the kids wouldn't enjoy this flick, the reason I gave it 1 star is because of the nice voice acting from Andy Samberg.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Nov 06, 2011
    Space Chimps has a very interesting premise that might have made a good movie if it also had good animation and less monkey puns.
    Directors C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 02, 2011
    Surprisingly very good
    Michael E Super Reviewer
  • May 14, 2010
    I was really looking forward seeing this movie but sadly I was very disappointed. The story is about some chimps being trained as austronauts and they get the opportunity to go to space. I thought the story lacked information and excitement and there clearly are a lot of talented animators who wasted their time making this movie.
    Naughtia N Super Reviewer

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