Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Review

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Screen Rant’s Paul Young reviews Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore is over-the-top hilarious fun… for kids ages 4 thru 11. Adults may too find some humor and enjoyment recalling the original films from which many of the scenes have been recreated using animals – but if they don’t, so what? This movie is aimed squarely at the under 13 crowd, and with the help of voices from James Marsden, Nick Nolte, Christina Applegate, Bette Midler, Roger Moore and Katt Williams it lands directly on that target.

The movie is full of plenty of voice cameos including Neil Patrick Harris, Sean Hayes, Wallace Shawn, Joe Pantoliano and Michael Clark Duncan, but let’s be honest, kids don’t care about that kind of stuff. They want to see talking dogs and cats wearing cool hi-tech spy gear and flying, with plenty of action and humor - Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore delivers on all those fronts.

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The plot of the film really isn’t that bad even for a movie aimed at entertaining children. Kitty Galore (Bette Midler) was a former MEOWZ agent who was pushed into a vat of permanent hair remover by a dog and came out looking like, what her new owner Chuck the Magician describes as a “raw chicken.” I say new owners because her old owners kicked her out of the house and into the snow on Christmas Day. From that point forward, she vowed to take revenge on humans and dogs alike.

Kitty is pretty much working by herself to rid the human population of man’s best friend but the DOGZ agency lays its hopes on a new recruit, Diggs (James Marsden) and his veteran partner Butch (Nick Nolte). Together they must put their differences and prejudices about cats behind them to team up with Catherine (Christina Applegate) from MEOWZ (do I really need to tell you she’s a cat?). They only have a few hours to figure what Kitty wants with Seamus the pigeon (Katt Williams), find her hideout and keep her dastardly plan from succeeding.

The movie’s visual effects are really good and only a couple of times did I see the animals’ mouths not move right to their speech. Director Brad Peyton has done a great job of understanding what his target audience enjoys and gives it to them without resorting to dumbed down poop jokes. There are a couple of dog butt sniffing jokes (to be expected) which amused all the kids in my theater to no end. There was one pee joke that felt out of place and could have been left out but overall the movie is well paced and the story well told.

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I don’t normally endorse theater hopping but if you get a chance to to at least stick your head in for the opening credits of this film you’ll be glad you did. Sticking to the spy theme, the opening sequence is something pulled directly from a James Bond film; drawing from other films is something Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore does often and, oddly enough, well. I saw scenes from BatmanSilence of the Lambs and James Bond to name a few; I’m sure if you look hard enough you’ll find several more.

All and all, if you have young kids and you’ve already watched Despicable Me then Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore is where you want to be this weekend. If you don’t have kids, then grab your girlfriend, spouse, ex-whatever and check this movie out. It’s only 80 minutes long and I promise you’ll have a good time. If you don’t, then I blame it on the fact that you don’t like pets, in which case PETA would like to talk to you.

Our Rating:

3 out of 5

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  1. I wont see this,too kiddie for me lol

  2. I liked the first movie when I was littler and maybe I will see this.

  3. its been so long since Ive seen the original. I might just check this out.

  4. just saw it, theres no way its better than Dinner for Schmucks. I laughed during dinner for Schmucks, but didnt laugh at this. at all.

  5. Mike, just checking – are you between 4 and 12 years old? Did you read the review or just look at the rating and jump to the comment area?


    • I read only the last concluding paragraph Vic. And last i checked you dont have to be between 4 and 12 years old to see this movie with your spouse. My girlfriend and I liked Dinner for Schmucks a lot more.

      After watching this movie my niece doesnt want to play with her cat anymore

      • Mike you watched this with your g/f? I don’t think I would have done that…if I hadn’t have been with my kids I doubt I would have enjoyed the film as much honestly. I posted this in response to Daniel F in the Dinner for Schmucks review but here it is again:

        “Anytime I go see a film geared towards kids I take my own kids with me. Kids are brutally honest and if they like or dislike a film then they will tell you flat out either way. They didn’t enjoy Marmaduke at all but had a great time at C&D so my review reflected that. ”

        Hope that makes sense.

        • I actually took my niece to see the movie and my girlfriend was nice enough to come along. Still, the movie wasnt so good for any of us.

          I sometimes just dont see how a movie will be rated higher just because it satisfies children. Does that mean the Pokemon movie from 1999 deserves a 4 out of 5 stars? Because kids LOVED it yet its safe to say it was a bad movie.

          Im just saying although Cats & Dogs is meant for children (an audience that can be entertained for hours by bubbles hovering around), it was not remotely as funny as Dinner for Schmucks. I understand that taking the kids out to see the movie would be a good time, but it doesnt make the movie good, it makes spending time with your children good.

          If a movie can make you laugh then it deserves a little more praise than a 1.5 out of 5, so when I see a movie that didnt make me or my niece laugh get a 3 out of 5 I start to think its rather unfair to the other film.

          • Pokemon: The First Movie was indeed a good movie. If you have the DVD, it might become one of those movies you only watch with commentary. But the problem with the Pokemon movies is that they make you emotional. I found myself weeping at the end of Pokemon 9.

      • “After watching this movie my niece doesnt want to play with her cat anymore”

        Well at least some good came out of it. :-P


  6. Lol even my 8 year old cousin thought this was dumb. If an 8 year old thinks it’s crappy I think they missed the mark. Dinner for schmucks was much better gotta say I think you missed the mark big time on both films.

    • Then I’m gonna suggest you don’t get him/her the DVD when it comes out :)

  7. Lol i dont like pets so i wont like this sorry^^

  8. I think that the only reason I would go see this movie is for the new Looney Toons cartoon lol

  9. SHOULD I take my 4 year old son? is it aggressive? thanks for the feedback

    • I have exactly the same doubts -should I take my 4 year old son? He is looking so much forward to see it and we won family ticket in some contest. It would be his first movie seen in the cinema.

      • Yes there is nothing inappropriate for a 4 y/o. I took my 4 y/o son and he loved every minute of it as did my 8 y/o daughter. We watched the 2D version though so I’m not sure what the 3D looks like.

  10. Wow i saw 25 minutes of it and it sucked!!! Well the cat is completely cgi then like in the next scene it was a real cat that disturbed me….

  11. when i was 5 years old I said that I was gonna make cats vs dogs that was MUCH more funny i had an idea of it
    and when THIS was made i was sad :(

  12. kitty galore gives me the creeps


  14. jajajajajaja

  15. i havent seen the movie noe i think i dount want 2 see it lolz -:)

  16. jajajajajaja kids dese day dount want 2 see tat movie lolz

  17. it is sooooo cool
    adorable little creatures