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Cats & Dogs

children & family, comedy

There's a war being waged - a top-secret and high-tech war that humans are blissfully unaware of!

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common sense

ON for kids age 5
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
1 out of 5
Positive messages
2 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
1 out of 5
Violence & scariness
2 out of 5

Plenty of heart and hijinks mixed with litter box humor.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this movie features several potty jokes and a great deal of comic/fantasy violence (no one hurt). Some children may be upset about an elderly character on life support, especially when his condition is used for comedy. A boy is sad when his dog disappears, and is reluctant to make friends with a replacement. The movie is mildly sexist -- although one of the spy dogs is female, she is not a part of the team, and the message that goes out to the spy dogs is prefaced with "gentlemen." A boy's feelings are hurt when he does so badly at soccer try-outs (off screen) that the coach suggests that he try out for the girls' team.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the different ways that the cats and dogs deal with failure and setbacks and their ability to work as a team.
  • Families can also talk about Ivy's comment, "Sometimes mad is just a way of hiding how sad you are." Have you ever felt this way?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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Top Critic Reviews


- Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed, Wednesday, April 29, 2009

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

- John J. Puccio,, Sunday, July 18, 2010

Fresh: 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, Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Audience Reviews

3 stars

WAY better then what I was expecting.I actually enjoyed it

- dukeakasmudge, Sunday, October 25, 2009

3 stars

whilst it is a great film for children, the film lacks substance, and once past the initial awe of cats and dogs talking, their is nothing much left to look at

- TomBowler, Sunday, August 2, 2009

0 star

cats and dogs being able talk and have faggy litte wars is not funny... its just stupid... i mean ninja cats??? what did they smokoe to come up with that. ive been studying my sister's cat for a while now and hes anything but ninja-like

- ColinCostigan8590, Thursday, June 11, 2009