And, dare I say it, Cats & Dogs: TROKG is a well-made parody film, sinking its canines into spy genre cliches with gleeful abandon, in a way that its predecessor never quite did.
| Original Score: 3/4
While the jokes are obvious, this fun family film has a big heart, an element missing from the recent slew of kids' movies about animals.
For some reason, this sequel had some scathing reviews in the States, but I rather liked it and I reckon children will enjoy it.
| Original Score: 3/5
Bette Midler ... lends Kitty a devilish rasp that's one of the joys of the film.
May be the most adorable movie of the summer. I didn't see Marmaduke but I'm guessing they didn't have kittens in it, so this one edges that out already. It's basically just a harmless series of "awwww" moments.
A harmless but fun hot-weather diversion for the family.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
It succeeds as a modestly funny midsummer diversion.
| Original Score: B-
Exploits every cliché with abundant good cheer and an admirable, unapologetic ridiculousness.
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore may be in 3-D, but it's the satirical vibe that makes the live-action kids comedy pop.
For grown-ups, kids, dogs, cats -- whoever's watching, there's enough here to keep them entertained.
It's all rather silly and somewhat sweet.
None of the satirical touches are ever allowed to impede the pic's madcap pace from one raucous setpiece to the next.
The story is where this movie falls apart from a grown-up's view. It's got an overwritten script that seems like it's been churned out of a weekend screenwriting course.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
| Original Score: D
The action is cute, to be sure, but the cuteness wore off quickly for this adult.
| Original Score: 4/10
I think young children will enjoy the movie very much, while adults will probably opt to go out into the kitchen and wash dishes while the tykes watch it.
| Original Score: 2/4
full review at Movies for the Masses
| Original Score: 1/5
Cats & Dogs 2 will be disappointing to fans of the original and will probably fail to capture any new hearts in its own right.
| Original Score: 2/5