The Secret Life of Pets 2

Movie review by Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Sequel reduces dark comedy, ups laughs, keeps rude humor.

PG 2019 86 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 69 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 62 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 7+


Cat High on catnip,animal gets abused,murder,a lil scary for younger viewers,and a bra. Not too bad I love this movie.a animal eats poop.and a dog eats a bird

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 15+

Not For Your Children’s Ears

The only bright spot of this film was Harrison Ford. The movie falls short in everything else that we loved about the first film. There were absolutely no big laughs and the message seemed dull and tired. What angered me the most was the usage of the word “pi$$”. It was as if the writers were trying to appeal to adults by sneaking this word into the dialogue, but news flash, children’s movies are labeled that way for a reason. IT’S MEANT FOR CHILDREN! Don’t waste your time.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

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