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
...for anyone over age 8, the arrival of Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel may not be the most welcome news.
—Claudia Puig USA Today
The earlier Alvin movie made more than $217 million just in the United States. It's hard to imagine this somewhat confused sequel doing as well.
—Neil Genzlinger New York Times
Will kids eat up this cutely fractious claptrap? Of course they will. They'll eat up whatever you put in front of them. But that doesn't make The Squeakquel good for them.
—Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly
...a charmless sequel.
—Michael Rechtshaffen Hollywood Reporter
The best you can hope for in actually watching this movie is a lesson in just how little effort a major motion picture can require.
—Jesse Hassenger filmcritic.com
...a dispiriting hatchet job.
—Jason Clark Slant Magazine