Metascore
30

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 22
  2. Negative: 12 out of 22
  1. In this case, it's considerably better, adapting the 007 template in a story of a crazed bald cat named Kitty Galore (voiced by a hissing, chichi Bette Midler) and her malevolent plot to conquer the world. It's brilliant in its simplicity
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    70
    A faster, funnier follow-up in which CGI-enhanced canines and felines effect a temporary truce to combat a common enemy.
  3. Reviewed by: Billy Heller
    63
    With action aplenty, talking animals and enough gags to make any sane grown-up groan, "The Revenge of Kitty Galore" is a harmless but fun hot-weather diversion for the family.
  4. Between the carefully trained animals and their computer-animated mouths, the movie doesn't have much room for realism; but the 3-D effects are surprisingly effective, and this playful pic earns a pat on the head.
  5. A clever, funny movie that will entertain kids and adults.
  6. This isn't so much that the story and characters are weak -- though they very much are -- but that animatronics and computer animation so anthropomorphize these critters that they bear more resemblance to cartoons than actual flesh-and-fur animals.
  7. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    50
    Though better than its 2001 predecessor -- and teeming with cute creatures and fast and furious action scenes -- the movie feels excessively formulaic.
  8. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    50
    Stands to delight small children while probably causing their parents' heads to cave in.
  9. 42
    The movie is geared to preschoolers, so only parents dragged with them may complain. There's only that Looney Tunes overture to savor before the Acme production begins.
  10. Reviewed by: Ian Nathan
    40
    Nine years on from the first movie but somehow the effects have gone backwards and the charm has gone missing.
  11. Parents in a masochistic mood can compound the headache-inducing experience by paying extra for the 3-D version.
  12. 38
    Tedious time-killer of a kiddie comedy.
  13. 30
    Although it's great fun for the under-8 set and for those of us monitoring the chaos theory that is Nolte's career of late, this film is otherwise mediocre and features some of the most uninvolving 3-D CGI since "Clash of the Titans" earlier this year.
  14. Reviewed by: Michelle Orange
    30
    About as unremarkable as a film about talking animals organized into competing intelligence agencies can be.
  15. 30
    Mostly, though, "Kitty Galore" is a grind, as well as proof that "What up, dog?" isn't any funnier when a pigeon says it to a dog.
  16. 25
    Is it mindless fun for the kids in an air-conditioned environment? I guess, sure, but it's maddening how many details in Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore are swiped wholesale from other stories.
  17. Aside from uninspired movie-parody gags, Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore suffers from gadget overload.
  18. No movie -- whether aimed at adults or kids or canines themselves -- has the right to be as tiresome and unoriginal as this action-comedy mutt.
  19. The James Bond parodies and genre riffs feel at least 20 years past their prime, and most will fly right over the heads of audience members 7 and under
  20. Fails to deliver enough clever gags, emotional warmth, or eye-popping 3D to compete with recent family releases.
  21. 20
    As for the movie itself, it is better than the original "Cats & Dogs." But so is a rabies shot.
  22. 0
    And it's still, in the spirit of the original film, an unbelievable piece of sh--.
User Score
5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 50 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 16
  2. Negative: 8 out of 16
  1. Aug 23, 2010
    1
    When I was growing up the first Cats and Dogs came out, however I'm now all grown up and have no feelings of love towards it, so when I had toWhen I was growing up the first Cats and Dogs came out, however I'm now all grown up and have no feelings of love towards it, so when I had to take my cousin to see it, you could say I was horrified I liked the original in the first place. Where to start, the acting, CG and story are all inept. I will say Marmaduke looks worse but that's not a whole lot of praise. Overall I'd say if your child is around 5 s/he be entertained. But at around 7+ I'd recommend renting something Full Review »
  2. Aug 16, 2010
    1
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. $85 Million Dollars was used to make this film. Where did the money go?!!?! Not in the story part of Cats and Dogs The Revenge of Kitty Galore. Seriously what company would wait for nine years to make a sequel to a film that didn't need one in the first place. I hated everything about this film. All it was was a rehash of the first films plot which involves a cat bent on taking over the world and some dogs trying to stop the mad feline. The only difference is that the dogs team up with the cats. This film made me laugh a few times, but not enough to recommend this movie. Plus the ending leaves opened for a sequel that will probably never see the light of day. Hopefully this is the final film in the Cats and Dogs Franchise. Full Review »
  3. AlanG
    Jul 30, 2010
    0
    A horrible piece of crap. It makes the first one look bad. It makes battlefield earth look bad.