Cats & Dogs
Cats & Dogs (2001)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 4, 2001
DVD Release Date: October 16, 2001
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Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A great concept, but the movie fails to develop the characters and some of the jokes are hit-or-miss.

Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Falls victim to a common pitfall of special-effects movies: The technology takes precedent over the characters and story.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Its characters, the two and four-legged varieties, are too lazily drawn for the film to register as more than a pleasant time-killer.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Plenty of heart and hijinks mixed with litter box humor.

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Jane Horwitz
Washington Post

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.

Susan Stark
Detroit News

High-end family entertainment.

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...juvenile caricature the whole way, so adults had better beware.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

After a while, the film's massive explosions make Swordfish look like a chick flick.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

Spends too much time chewing on its computer effects or purring over its animatronic puppetry and too little taming its amusing premise.

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Rob Gonsalves

Cats & Dogs is, at its absolute peak, faintly amusing.

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Flixster Audience Score: 32% Flixster User Reviews
Candy Rose
Funny film about how cats and dogs behave. Cats want to rule. They want to make humans allergic to their dogs.
erika bruhns
This film is about the war against cats and dogs. Pros good action and spy parts. Cons Weak plot Bad acting Those cats are bad in this film.
Directors Cat
The film's concept is quite interesting and Im sure a lot of people would have loved the idea of it. But the film itself is a complete mess. The jokes… More
Jim Careter
Cheesy and a waste of talent
Bethany Murphy
Funny animated film.
Michael Edwards
A kids film of little worth