Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 26
  2. Negative: 6 out of 26
  1. Every good joke in the movie is to be found in those trailers.
  2. Reviewed by: Frank Lovece
    30
    Inconsistency of tone and internal logic plagues the film throughout.
  3. Irritating, childish and more frantic than funny, Cats & Dogs does manage some few pleasant moments, but they are not worth waiting for.
  4. 30
    The premise is tragically flawed and politically incorrect. In fact, it is blatantly cat-ist.
  5. The plot pants so hard -- that it makes less sense than the average pet-food commercial.
  6. Grindingly tedious.
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 69 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 5 out of 20
  1. Nov 12, 2012
    5
    A short, sweet, romp that would've worked a lot better as a half-hour show on Nickelodeon.
  2. Oct 26, 2010
    9
    this movie is totally incredible.
  3. Mar 16, 2013
    6
    You need look no further than the back of the DVD case to realize "Cats & Dogs" is going to be a cheesy CGI romp-fest from the get-go. And trust me it, it is a VERY cheesy, VERY CGI romp-fest, right down to the "Mission Impossible"-styled music and gadgetry, ninja cats, and a feline thirsting for world domination by way of a plan centering around a scientist's upcoming formula for a dog allergy cure. The story? Eh. The effects? It might take some work to get past them at points. The only reason I still kinda like this movie is because, for however many times it falls flat, there is some memorable comedy to be found mostly from the main cat villain. "Stand still I need to crush you." "I want you to stay here. Because I hate you." This is another of those rather over-the-top, silly villains, but here there are a handful of moments that I think make the movie well worth watching every now and again. Hell, at a few points it even comes close to being emotionally heartfelt. It's another guilty pleasure for me. Full Review »