Metascore
37

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 20
  2. Negative: 9 out of 20
  1. 75
    Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties is actually funnier and more charming than the first film.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    70
    A genuinely clever kidpic that should delight moppets, please parents -- and maybe tickle a few tweens.
  3. Reviewed by: Jessica Reaves
    63
    When the humans have the sense to keep quiet, and the animals are doing their shtick, there's great fun to be had.
  4. The stellar array of British talent (voicing the various farm animals) and Murray (whom one suspects has rewritten Garfield's lines to be Murray-esque) give Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties all its energy and make the human actors -- even comedian Connolly -- look and sound like square panels in a two-dimensional comic strip.
  5. To borrow and slightly emend the words of Shakespeare: That cat will mew, but this dog will have the day.
  6. The movie is intermittently amusing, particularly when the American human part of the cast (Breckin Meyer and Jennifer Love Hewitt) are off-screen, the longer and farther the better.
  7. 50
    Two Kitties marks a considerable improvement over its predecessor. It's faster paced and the filmmakers wisely shift the focus away from bland owner Breckin Meyer and onto a menagerie of chattering animals.
  8. In the ''flesh,'' Garfield himself (voiced by Bill Murray) is once again strikingly unlikable, a bloated, bingeing fascist.
  9. This lifeless, talky, family-oriented feature never manages to rise to the occasion of its witty title.
  10. Reviewed by: Helen O'Hara
    40
    The predictable plot and gags make you feel like you’re watching it in cat-years, but there are a few successfully silly set-pieces that will delight kids.
  11. Reviewed by: Jim Ridley
    40
    Murray's gift for imperious indifference is the only reason to sit through a second for-kids-only movie about Garfield the lasagna-loving cat.
  12. 38
    Something about the sequel, Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, doesn't seem nearly as obnoxious as the original.
  13. In a town as status-conscious as Hollywood, the embarrassment of two "Garfield" movies on your résumé must sting like the Dickens.
  14. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    38
    Kids should see Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties. It'll help prepare them for a lifetime of mediocre entertainment ahead.
  15. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    38
    It comes off like a coughed-up furball: a wan rehash with too many elements of the hard-to-swallow 2004 original.
  16. 38
    Though Murray and Curry gamely deliver some chuckle-worthy one-liners along the way, they're mostly leashed to material as moldy and uninspired as the "Jeffersons" theme song.
  17. Children will enjoy the physical humor, but discerning adults are advised to pawn their sons and daughters off on some other unsuspecting chaperone -- preferably one who doesn't read movie reviews.
  18. 25
    A crass, tedious sequel.
  19. Tedious almost beyond endurance.
  20. A Tail of Two Kitties couldn't care less about its human principals, and all it wants its animals to do is air-guitar to "Cat Scratch Fever" and wear silly sunglasses.
User Score
5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 48 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 20
  2. Negative: 6 out of 20
  1. VladimirA.
    Jun 18, 2006
    10
    This movie rocks.
  2. Feb 6, 2013
    10
    best movie of all time final verdict:
    1000000000000000/1 BOTHER
    WATCHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Full Review »
  3. Mar 2, 2011
    7
    It moved slowly but was cute and kids will like the antics. Garfield is CGI while the humans and other animals are non-animated. Very good for families. Full Review »