Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Live-action cat tale has lots of cartoon violence.

PG 2004 80 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 18 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 38 reviews

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age 2+


WHY DID THEY HAVE TO DO THIS TO MY CAT¡!!!!!!!!!!!¡!!!!!!!!?''11!!
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age 2+

Garfield lovers beware

What I was expecting: a funny, original take on a comic strip that I grew up with, and that has a place in my heart as the first comic strip I ever read. What I got: a boring, cliche movie full of product placement and some really ugly CGI (like seriously, Garfield looks high the whole time!) has some funny moments I guess, but only to like, 2-year-olds

This title has:

Too much consumerism
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