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
    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

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
    A short, sweet, romp that would've worked a lot better as a half-hour show on Nickelodeon.
  2. Oct 26, 2010
    this movie is totally incredible.
  3. Mar 16, 2013
    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 »