'Beverly Hills Chihuahua' Critic Reviews

65%
MovieWeb:   5 reviews
41%
Rotten Tomatoes:   98 reviews
  • Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    17
    You could say Beverly Hills Chihuahua is Lady and the Tramp meets Viva Zapata!, but seriously, I've seen zestier attitude in a Purina commercial.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Nathan Lee New York Times (Top Critic)
    50
    Beverly Hills Chihuahua approaches but never quite achieves a truly spectacular level of absurdity.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Peter Bradshaw Guardian [UK] (Top Critic)
    40
    This piece of egregious silliness from Disney - featuring live-action canines with CGI moving mouths - isn't quite as awful as it sounds.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Claudia Puig USA Today (Top Critic)
    63
    Ticket buyers older than 8 should simply close their eyes and ponder a more stimulating concept: Beverly Hills Cujo.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Ann Hornaday Washington Post (Top Critic)
    As depressing as it is to find so many gifted artists reduced to making a talking-dog picture, Beverly Hills Chihuahua turns out to be genuinely sweet.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Wesley Morris Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    25
    For most of Beverly Hills Chihuahua, all I could think about was Drew Barrymore. What might she have been up to while she recited her lines for Chloe, the spoiled yet sad-looking live-action Chihuahua that speaks in her voice.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer (Top Critic)
    75
    Sublimely silly and oddly poignant, Beverly Hills Chihuahua -- that's right, the one with the talking canines -- is Lady and the Tramp for lap dogs, Roots for pooches, Legally Blonde told from Bruiser's point of view.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Adam Graham Detroit News (Top Critic)
    42
    The good news: Beverly Hills Chihuahua is not the apocalypse-signaling, cultural abomination its trailers make it out to be. The bad news: That's pretty much the best thing that can be said about it.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Randy Cordova Arizona Republic (Top Critic)
    70
    Sure, it's essentially Legally Blonde told from a dog's perspective, down to Chloe's newfound self-awareness, but darned if it isn't awfully cute.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Peter Debruge Variety (Top Critic)
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Kyle Smith New York Post (Top Critic)
    38
    The film is Beverly Hills Chihuahua. The audience is the fire hydrant.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel (Top Critic)
    40
    If Chihuahua is no Babe or Charlotte's Web, at least it's in the Alvin and the Chipmunks ballpark. Just remember nobody went to the pet store and grabbed a chipmunk on the way home after that one.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Linda Barnard Toronto Star (Top Critic)
    63
    Aside from some obvious racial stereotypes and voices that occasionally stray into Frito Bandito territory, Chihuahua has charm to spare for the adults, while offering plenty to keep young pups enthralled.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Stephen Cole Globe and Mail (Top Critic)
    50
    Beverly Hills Chihuahua is hardly Best in Show when it comes to Disney dog movies.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Josh Levin Slate (Top Critic)
    Beverly Hills Chihuahua isn't terrible. OK, it's kind of terrible, but it's a talking-dog movie, and anyone who goes to a talking-dog movie without being prepared to step in poop deserves to ruin his shoes.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Michael Rechtshaffen Hollywood Reporter (Top Critic)
    The story's a bit dog-eared, but the voice cast adds plenty of energetic bite.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Mark Olsen Los Angeles Times (Top Critic)
    40
    Despite its superficial lip-service to self-actualization/realization, there has to be more to life than what Beverly Hills Chihuahua is putting out there, which is fit for neither man nor beast.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Nell Minow Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
    34
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Digital Spy
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Mark Kermode BBC Radio Five Live
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Dave White Movies.com
    90
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • David Nusair Reel Film Reviews
    50
    ...ultimately about as enthralling as a low-rent Saturday morning cartoon.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • David Cornelius DVDTalk.com
    30
    Gosnell gracelessly walks us through cheap, generic talking dog material, while parents everywhere groan silently to themselves.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Spirituality and Practice
    60
    An appealing film for dog lovers and those seeking escapist entertainment.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Mark Adams Daily Mirror [UK]
    In truth, this good-natured Disney comedy is an engaging romp.
    Full Review » 5 years ago