By Owen Gleiberman
July 28, 2012 at 04:00 AM EDT

Alvin and the Chipmunks

C+

Consumerized kiddie flicks like The Cat in the Hat leech the soul out of children’s classics. There’s a reason that doesn’t happen with Alvin and the Chipmunks: Those babyish sped-up voices are really all there is to them. It’s cutesy-funny-adorable to hear Alvin, Simon, and Theodore do chimed choruses of ”Bad Day” and ”Funkytown.” But once the amiable Dave (Jason Lee) lands them a record deal, an evil mogul turns them into massified robo-pop drones — and so, unfortunately, does the movie. C+

Alvin and the Chipmunks

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  • Movie
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  • PG
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  • 90 minutes
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