Parents' Guide to

Garfield's Pet Force

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Iffy messages and guns make this a good one to skip.

Movie G 2009 78 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 2+

A truly stunning film

Truly an incredible film. The cinematography is breathtaking. This movie inspired me to be a better person. The action is incredible as well.
age 7+

So dumb...

I've never felt compelled to leave a review, let alone while my children are still watching the movie, but here we are. Within the first 15 minutes of this movie, a random evil woman shows up and a lonely emperor (Jon, but on a different planet) begs her to marry him. She agrees and they get married on the spot. She immediately reveals that she is using him to gain world domination. Enter the Pet Force, led by an alternate- universe Garfield superhero, who decides for some reason he needs help from actual Garfield and his friends. The whole thing seems like it was written by a 5th grader. Too much flirting and mean language (shut up, idiot, etc) for a G movie, plus a dumb plot overall.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6):
Kids say (16):

As much as we might want it to be the good old wisecracking Garfield from the funny pages, this movie falls short of any expectations. Sure, kids who like action might be entertained by the space chase and the superhero comic book qualities of the story. But this movie pushes some boundaries that fans might not expect; whoever thought roly-poly Garfield would be wielding a gun? The two funny lines in the whole movie come from Garfield, and they relate to his food obsession. The rest is pretty much pulp.

Kids who love Garfield are better off checking out the TV series or even the live-action movie.

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