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Cats & Dogs (2001)

July. 04,2001
| Comedy Family

When a professor develops a vaccine that eliminates human allergies to dogs, he unwittingly upsets the fragile balance of power between cats and dogs and touches off an epic battle for pet supremacy. The fur flies as the feline faction, led by Mr. Tinkles, squares off against wide-eyed puppy Lou and his canine cohorts.


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If you like cats or dogs or both you may find a lot to dislike about this film. I love both cats and dogs. Why did I watch this, then? Because I was a guest at someone's home on Thanksgiving Day and they picked this DVD of all possible DVDs to show. I don't think the elderly lady matriarch of the family was any too pleased at the choice of film and probably wondered about her daughter's taste or lack of same. There were no other rooms to go to and no escape! Cats are not all evil and dogs are not all good. I think that is a terrible message for impressionable small children. Some of the cartoon violence against Mr. Tinkles the cat was disturbingly realistic from a distance. The special effects were a little too good.

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Cats and Dogs (2001): Dir: Lawrence Guterman / Cast: Jeff Goldblum, Elizabeth Perkins, Miriam Margolyes, Alexander Pollack, Myron Natwick: Could have referenced culture differences but instead its total lunacy. A dog is kidnapped then the screenplay completely forgets about it. A puppy is taken into a family and learns that other dogs are spies. Their establishment would seem clever had it an explanation. They must protect a chemical invented by the pup's owner that rid allergies. Feline Mr. Tingles wishes to destroy the formula so that people will disown man's best friend leaving cats to rule the world. Climaxes with violence tailored for children. Director Lawrence Guterman was out to lunch during the shoot. He never explains how these animals move a human body. Interesting concept bludgeoned with martial arts cats. Why is it that violence is family aimed films is deemed acceptable yet violence in R rated films is met with protests? This is just an excuse to sell candy coated kiddie violence. And just because dogs have been labled "man's best friend" doesn't mean that cats are automatically the villains either. Jeff Goldblum and Elizabeth Perkins come across with the mentality of a cardboard box. Miriam Margolyes and Alexander Pollack are wasted in supporting roles. While special effects are passable the film itself is totally pointless kiddie crap that should be buried in a litter box. Score: 2 / 10


I must admit that I have first seen the sequel of this movie because my girlfriend wanted to watch it in the cinema. Even though the whole thing was quite expensive with fifteen bucks for a movie of one and a half hour with a couple of mediocre special effects and a rather ordinary story line, I think that the follow-up is somewhat underrated because it has many funny characters, a couple of really good jokes and is overall very dynamical. The first part is overrated compared to the sequel as it is only as good as the second movie.The beginning of the movie is way too long and quite boring. The acting is ordinary and quite predictable and copies a lot of family movies such as "Beethoven" or "Honey, I shrunk the kids". I don't know why a brilliant actor like Jeff Goldblum starred in this ordinary movie. The story itself is predictable and the ending the usual Hollywood kitsch for the (whole?) family that might please to the youngest fans but not to the rest. The connections to many spy movies that would make some adults laugh are much better in the sequel and the laughs of this first movie are simply orientated towards the younger public.What saves this movies from bad mediocrity are the animals, the great special effects and the overall entertaining qualities. Especially Mister Tinkles as the villain cat and his strange nanny are very funny while the hero Lou can't really convince. The dog Sam and the Russian cat are two amusing sidekicks but the rest of the animal cast is rather boring.In the end, one shouldn't be too severe with this movie as it is simply done to entertain a young public and surely succeeds from that point of view. The parents will be able to watch it with their children without hating it too much and some younger people that have cats or dogs at home might also like the concept. Anyone else will be more or less entertained with this flick and should rather head for better, more profound and especially more mature animation flicks such as "Toy Story", "How to train your dragon" or "Wall-E".Anybody that happens to like this movie even though it has some major flaws shouldn't believe the negative hype and watch the second movie as well.


I Hatteeeee This movie. I hate every retarded dog who thinks there some sort of spy or sh*t. Its disgusting and unnatural. I was forced to see this movie in theaters and i seriously was about to stick my face in my soda and drown slowly because it would be Way better then seeing this putrid movie to the end.Its not like this movie was bad enough but yet again The directors decides to make the dogs spy's. i Hatee spy dog movies.And why are the cats evil. last time i checked cats were houshold pets too not wild animals. And the humans in this movie just completely angered me off. If i found out my dog was a SPY. i would act just a little shocked which they don't. this is by far the WORST movie ever created. Don't Watchhh! .