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Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006)

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11

Average Rating: 3.5/10
Reviews Counted: 73
Fresh: 8 | Rotten: 65

Strictly for (very) little kids, A Tale of Two Kitties features skilled voice actors but a plot that holds little interest.

25

Average Rating: 4.3/10
Critic Reviews: 24
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 18

Strictly for (very) little kids, A Tale of Two Kitties features skilled voice actors but a plot that holds little interest.

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Average Rating: 3.2/5
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Movie Info

The laziest cat in America swaps places with the richest feline in England in director Tim Hill's lasagna-laden sequel to the 2004 theatrical hit Garfield. Jon Arbuckle (Breckin Meyer) is on his way to London to propose to his veterinarian girlfriend, Liz Wilson (Jennifer Love Hewitt), and his unflappable cat, Garfield, is determined to be there when Jon pops the big question. Of course, Garfield wouldn't go anywhere without his old pal Odie, and soon after arriving in the land of Big Ben, the

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Animation, Kids & Family, Comedy

Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow

Oct 10, 2006

$28.3M

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All Critics (76) | Top Critics (24) | Fresh (8) | Rotten (65) | DVD (14)

There's something kind of strange about a bunch of animals cooking in a kitchen, when many of those animals would normally be getting cooked in a kitchen. But that is the least of this movie's problems.

June 19, 2006 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
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Even for the chubbiest comic cat in captivity, Garfield's onscreen shtick is wearing a bit thin.

June 16, 2006 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
Toronto Star
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The best thing that can be said about Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties is that the movie isn't quite as bad as its name.

June 16, 2006 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Just consider A Tail of Two Kitties more endurable, more a movie than Garfield: The Movie, and you won't be too disappointed.

June 16, 2006 Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel
Orlando Sentinel
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Over the entire length of the film, I counted four laughs. Thirty minutes in, there was even the sound of some cranky crying, and whines of 'But I don't wanna watch the funny kitty-cat.'

June 16, 2006 Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger
Newark Star-Ledger
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Kids should see Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties. It'll help prepare them for a lifetime of mediocre entertainment ahead.

June 16, 2006
New York Post
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The computer animation of the two cats is once again excellent, but the novelty has worn off.

August 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

When the hero of a movie is so greedy, obnoxious and selfish that you find yourself rooting for the bunny-hunting bad guy, something is off in a fundamental way.

February 7, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

after the atrocity that was Garfield: The Movie, I find myself much more forgiving and able to lower my expectations to the point this is at least watchable

November 5, 2006 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures
7M Pictures

It's a Garfield sequel. You were expecting something good?

October 7, 2006 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

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October 3, 2006 Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses
Movies for the Masses

A lively sense of the ridiculous and grounding in fantasy makes the Garfield sequel chortling and fluffy fun - a nicely ladled script that dishes out a case of mistaken identity, talking animals and Fawlty Tower-esque Billy Connolly

September 2, 2006 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

Your kids may beg and plead with you to take them to Garfield 2, but when they become teenagers you'll get the blame for acquiescing.

July 23, 2006 Full Review Source: FilmFocus

It's innocuous, knockabout stuff with the usual touristic London rather garishly photographed.

July 22, 2006 Full Review Source: Observer [UK]
Observer [UK]

Yet another Hollywood kids' film subscribing to the offensive stereotype that Britain is peopled with aristocrats who live on vast estates and are waited on by a devoted and subservient staff.

July 22, 2006 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

A lazily plotted, disappointing sequel with very few laughs but Murray's comic performance ensures that it's just about watchable.

July 20, 2006 Full Review Source: ViewLondon
ViewLondon

Not to be catty, but did we need another Garfield movie?

July 18, 2006 Full Review Source: BBC

the result is a meowvie with less ow to it than its predecessor.

July 1, 2006 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Comments (3)
Boxoffice Magazine

It's exactly like the comic strip that inspired it: colorless, inoffensive, and wholly forgettable.

July 1, 2006
Reel.com

It's too bad that curiosity didn't kill this particular cat. However, the rest of us will find more stimulating time mindlessly playing with a ball of yarn.

June 30, 2006 Full Review Source: Movie Eye
Movie Eye

The first film was one of the worst movies I've ever seen, its sequel though is simply a dull family feature. An improvement I guess

June 29, 2006 Full Review Source: Dark Horizons
Dark Horizons

Kids might enjoy some of the routine lowbrow slapstick and zany animal antics on display here. Adults will find it tedious going.

June 26, 2006 Full Review
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)

This movie is mediocrity incarnate. Watching it I felt brain cells leaping to their deaths like so many lemmings.

June 21, 2006 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A pathetic little minstrel show meant for kids, but good for no one.

June 20, 2006 Full Review
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)

It's really unnerving to have to sit through a second Garfield when the first was just so excruciating. But alas, here we are again--and now there's two of them. Joy.

June 20, 2006 Full Review Source: Hollywood.com
Hollywood.com

Audience Reviews for Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties

I think it's better than the original but it's still a bastardised version of a much loved cartoon and complete sacrilege to us fans of the comic strip.
January 4, 2013
SirPant

Super Reviewer

Cute movie. Garfield gets mistaken for a regal cat with a big inheritance. Funny scenes.
January 16, 2012
thmtsang
T Tsang

Super Reviewer

Awful, just awful!
November 5, 2011
Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

Having enjoyed the first film, I feel this was a a worthy sequel, I love the computer generated Garfield with his entertaining dance moves. Bill Murray was the perfect pick for this voice.

So, it's the sequel, it's London and it's slightly based on the story The Prince and the Pauper.

Fun and easy watching and enjoyable for both kids and adults alike!
July 5, 2011
76Majikat

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    1. Garfield: Why all picks cat, not a dog?
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