The Secret Life of Pets Reviews

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July 14, 2016
A delightful and funny animated family film about the playfulness of animals.
July 13, 2016
It's not deep, and it's certainly not as worked out an animal fable as Zootopia, but it's funny and inoffensive, and I think I'll be watching it again before I see Finding Dory.
July 13, 2016
The movie doesn't have half the personality of the average hound - or even the most entitled housecat.
July 13, 2016
... funnier than Zootopia and fresher than Finding Dory. Bonus points for a genuinely touching finale that had me crying behind my 3-D glasses.
July 12, 2016
This animated feature has a few great scenes but young children should steer clear because of the film's darker moments.
July 11, 2016
The animation quality from Illumination seems to be getting better with each project they release and this film is no exception.
July 11, 2016
Once the plot kicks in and focus shifts from the initial what-goes-on-when-we're-not-home humour to a more caper-based story, things just aren't as much fun as they should be.
July 11, 2016
Much of this sounds rather exciting and whimsical when you paint a portrait in a movie review, but replace the dogs and cats with inanimate childhood objects and what you basically have is Toy Story.
July 11, 2016
Brutally bad
July 11, 2016
Lots of fun stuff in this kiddie-pleasing film full of appealing characters... A good story jarred by frenetic pacing
July 11, 2016
Nothing in the rulebook says dog movies can't be boring.
July 11, 2016
It's structured like a Pixar film, and almost reaches that level of creativity (Splice Today)
July 10, 2016
Not every animation outfit can be Pixar, of course, but they should have more imagination than this.
July 10, 2016
There's something quietly therapeutic about spending 90 minutes with some nutty, heroic furballs on a hero's journey with very low stakes.
July 10, 2016
The Secret Life of Pets is the kind of movie that will make a lot of people happy. It sticks to a subject many of us are very familiar with, then uses that subject to create jokes that will ring a bell with any pet owner.
July 10, 2016
Zany, manic, and heartwarming. While younger kids might need a few explanations, the movie is generally family friendly and a good time for all.
July 10, 2016
[The animators] add dollops of their own surreal and quirky humor... [it's] a winning formula...
July 9, 2016
The best thing about "The Secret Life of Pets" is that it's better than "Minions." But then that's like saying Zika is a step up from e Coli.
July 9, 2016
There's no there there - no political or social analogy ... and, with its reliance on the familiar villainous animal control as a plot device, no creative world-building.
July 9, 2016
The Secret Life of Pets is strong enough that parents won't fall into a catatonic state while watching it with their offspring.
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