If you've got young kids, you've probably resigned yourself to the fact you'll be taking them to this movie at some point over the long holiday break. Here's what you're in for.
"Perhaps not since The Godfather: Part II have we seen a sequel come along that more than matches the mastery of the film that came before it — all the pathos, the brio, the epic sweep ... the cheese balls."
— Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times
"...a frenetic but undeniably funny follow-up that offers twice the number of singing-and-dancing rodents in another seamless blend of CGI and live-action elements."
— Joe Leydon, Variety
"Closing out a pretty great year for children's movies — Up, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Coraline among them — Betty Thomas's dutiful animated and live-action sequel to 2007's Alvin and the Chipmunks brings up the rear with capable mediocrity."
— Ella Taylor, Village Voice
"...a charmless sequel."
— Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter
"...a dispiriting hatchet job."
— Jason Clark, Slant Magazine