Cats & Dogs
Cats & Dogs is a 2001 American-Australian spy action-comedy film. The film was directed by Lawrence Guterman with screenplay by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra, and stars Jeff Goldblum, Elizabeth Perkins and Alexander Pollock. It was released on July 4, 2001 by Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures, Zide/Perry Productions, and Rhythm and Hues Studios. The film received mixed reviews from critics, but it was a success at the box office, grossing $200,687,492 on a $60 million budget.
The film uncovers the truth about the high-tech, secret war being waged in neighborhoods everywhere that humans aren't even aware of: an eternal struggle between the two great armies of Cats and Dogs. The story follows a Cat plan to destroy a new vaccine that, if developed, would destroy all human allergies to Dogs, and the Dogs' efforts to stop the Cats from executing their plan.
- Very weak and clichéd plot that is easily predictable and forgettable.
- Almost all the dogs in this movie look poorly trained and constantly distracted by whatever they see.
- All the dogs are even portrayed as the good guys while the cats are the villans.
- Poor acting from the human actors.
- The ancient Egyptian backstory scene of the secret war between cats and dogs is literally unbelievable.
- Overuse of pointless fast forwarding effects.
- The cartoon sound effect is heard in almost every fight scene
- Unfunny jokes and gross-out humor (e.g. poop jokes and fart jokes).
- The film's concept and story would've fleshed out and done better as an animated film.
- The concept of cat and dogs as spies is somewhat interesting.
- The villain, Mr. Tinkles, is completely animated throughout most of the movie, allowing more control of the character instead of a real cat.
- Somewhat decent score.