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Cats & Dogs Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
July 4, 2001
Cats & Dogs needed to have more gags and punchlines than Dr. Dolittle. Unfortunately, all it has is a great concept.
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James Berardinelli
July 3, 2001
At its best, Cats and Dogs is a series of missed opportunities that represents adequate entertainment for the age 5-9 crowd. At its worst, this is another example of why so many PG-rated films fail at the box office.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
July 2, 2001
The filmmakers seem more worried about their 6,700 latex mice and gallons of food coloring than their characters.
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
October 26, 2001
| Original Score: 4/10
Rob Gonsalves
September 24, 2007
Cats & Dogs is, at its absolute peak, faintly amusing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
July 5, 2001
Is about as original as, well, your typical summer assembly-line family entertainment.
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
July 4, 2001
I couldn't be cattier - "Cats & Dogs" should be relegated to the pooper scooper.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
July 5, 2001
Whoever created the theatrical trailer should be applauded (or disdained) for doing such a great job in making a bad movie look good.
Full Review | Original Score: D
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
July 6, 2001
I started to wonder if beating a joke to within an inch of its life constitutes cruelty.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 30, 2002
Uma distração de fácil esquecimento.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
July 18, 2010
...juvenile caricature the whole way, so adults had better beware.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Mike Clark
USA Today
July 3, 2001
A migraine-inducing, furniture-upending jumble.
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
July 3, 2001
I kept being reminded of annoying pet-food commercials.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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John Anderson
July 4, 2001
The jokes are staler than day-old Fancy Feast.
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Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
July 5, 2001
Even at a Chihuahua-sized 83 minutes, the movie begins to feel funny in the same way that having the neighbor's dog attach himself to your leg is funny. You laugh while you're wishing you could pull yourself away.
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
July 6, 2001
Spends too much time chewing on its computer effects or purring over its animatronic puppetry and too little taming its amusing premise.
Robert Wilonsky
New Times
July 5, 2001
Once you've seen the gimmick and gadgets, the movie begins to feel like it's stuck in a loop; it hasn't enough wits or smarts to wring more than a few decent jokes and observations out of its one-note set-up.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
September 27, 2002
There are movies intended solely for kids and movies intended for kids but also enjoyable for adults. Cats and Dogs falls into the former category.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Tom Grealis
RTÉ (Ireland)
February 13, 2003
On paper, it may have looked like 'Cats and Dogs' would prove a winner with both children and adults. Maybe even another 'Babe'. Something, however, obviously went seriously wrong between the drawing board and the transformation to celluloid.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Todd McCarthy
February 19, 2009
Joshua Tyler
August 12, 2002
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
July 19, 2001
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002
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October 18, 2008
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August 2, 2001
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
July 6, 2001
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
July 10, 2001
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December 6, 2005
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June 24, 2006
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