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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

0 star

Clever CGI vs. Unimaginative idea. I've got nothing wrong with the realms of fantasy, talking animals is fine by me but I think they went too far in humanising the animals here. It also wasn't very funny and to be honest I hate these films and would rather my kids watch something else. Give me Animal Magic with Johnny Morris any day!

- SirPant, Monday, October 31, 2011

2 stars

A kids film of little worth

- skeletonking101, Thursday, February 10, 2011

4 stars

Funny film about how cats and dogs behave. Cats want to rule. They want to make humans allergic to their dogs.

- thmtsang, Tuesday, November 13, 2012