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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

Funny animated film.

- murphmann93, Thursday, June 23, 2011

1 star

It looks cute, but it's not! The dogs are like American soldiers and the cats are evil foreigners, for an unfunny wargame between the two species. They are given too many human traits to be cute or adorable. The effects are finely done, but I couldn't get into this movie much.

- YosemiteSamFan, Saturday, June 16, 2007

3 stars

Really cute.

- gatorgirl13, Thursday, July 5, 2007