Cats & Dogs
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This talking-animal action comedy from Lawrence Guterman, the co-director of Antz (1998), follows on the heels of the Babe and Dr. Dolittle films. Unknown to humans, a secret war has been raging between cats and dogs for eons, but a fragile truce has long held the order of the animal kingdom in place. Now the balance of power has tipped, as a researcher, Professor Brody (Jeff Goldblum), is about to invent a vaccine that will erase all human allergies to dogs. This is too much for the autocratic Mr. Tinkles (Sean Hayes), a white Persian kitty bent on world domination. The Brody home becomes… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 54%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Falls victim to a common pitfall of special-effects movies: The technology takes precedent over the characters and story."
‑ Jeff Strickler, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Its characters, the two and four-legged varieties, are too lazily drawn for the film to register as more than a pleasant time-killer."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"Cats & Dogs is, at its absolute peak, faintly amusing."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"On paper, it may have looked like 'Cats and Dogs' would prove a winner with both children and adults. Maybe even another 'Babe'. Something, however, obviously went seriously wrong between the drawing board and the transformation to celluloid."
‑ Tom Grealis, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"It's tough to warm up to a pig, or a goose, or an orangutan for that matter. Therefore, "Cats & Dogs" is the "Babe" of the summer, only it's more familiar, more action-packed and just plain funnier!"
‑ Michael Szymanski,
"A surprisingly witty and sophisticated spy movie spoof that will tickle adult pet lovers and still capture kids 6 and older with its boy-and- his-dog love story and pet slapstick."
‑ Jane Horwitz, Washington Post
"Plenty of heart and hijinks mixed with litter box humor."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Mr Tinkles has to endure the humiliation of being dressed up in ridiculous outfits by his eccentric owner, meaning that he gets to deliver lines such as "EVIL%u2026does NOT wear a BONNET!""
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"A mediocre movie that will appeal only to less discriminating kids."
‑ Chris Gore, Film Threat
"What begins as a mildly amusing joke eventually blooms into full-fledged lunacy, as sky-diving ninja cats duke it out with dogs who have "Mission: Impossible"-style computers hidden inside their doghouses."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"After a while, the film's massive explosions make Swordfish look like a chick flick."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"...juvenile caricature the whole way, so adults had better beware."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Those incredible animals steal the show here -- just like in 'Babe.'"
‑ Betty Jo Tucker, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"There are movies intended solely for kids and movies intended for kids but also enjoyable for adults. Cats and Dogs falls into the former category."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Perros y Gatos es una película 100% para niños; me refiero a verdaderos niños, es decir, menores de diez años."
‑ Luis Martinez, Cinenganos
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