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Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Goofy animal adventure is full of first-grade humor.

Movie PG 2010 82 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 14 parent reviews

age 6+

6 year old says: It has a lot of cool inventions (the collars!) but doesn't have much exploring. It's not believable.
age 18+

Awesome film....5 stars!

I love this wicked movie :D It's awesome :)

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (14 ):
Kids say (30 ):

In this day of ubiquitous, unnecessary 3-D films, this is yet another example of why there's no need to make every kid-marketed film come with a $4 surcharge and oversized glasses. Although there are a few laughs in the movie, there's also a whole lot of eye-rolling for parents. What works best in the plot is the buddy-cop angle with Nolte and Marsden's canines. There's an obvious 48 Hours/Lethal Weapon vibe between the two dogs -- one is a wise veteran and the other an immature hotheaded newbie -- and the rapport feels genuine (albeit ridiculously familiar). And the dog and cat agent headquarters are amusing, but the overlong gags about a cat lady's brood that's "high" on catnip and the Hannibal Lecter-esque Mr. Tinkles get old alarmingly fast.

Midler is evilly delicious as the megalomaniacal Kitty Galore, although it's a bit disappointing that she didn't contribute anything to the soundtrack, which does feature a fantastically campy rendition of "Get the Party Started" by Shirley Bassey. Kids who have yet to outgrow the allure of every single talking-animal comedy will enjoy the silly jokes, but grown-ups may find the CGI and the animal lip movements a tad off-putting after a while -- not to mention the stale one-liners.

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