The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

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The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

From the studio behind Despicable Me comes this family animation set in Manhattan that looks at the lives of faithful pets when their owners are away. Featuring the voices of Louis C.K., Lake Bell and Kevin Hart.

The quiet life of a terrier named Max (C.K.) is upended when his owner takes in Duke (Eric Stonestreet), a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.

2016Rating: PG, Low level violence90 minsUSA
AnimatedComedyKids & Family
96%
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

The formula may be familiar, but the personalities are completely fresh, yielding a menagerie of loveable - if downright ugly - cartoon critters banding together to help these two incompatible roommates from ending up on the streets.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Some funny-sweet observations about pets and our projections on to them.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The animated action is bouncy and frenetic, and if the story becomes a little too busy, it moves quickly and makes room for a barrage of jokes and even some character development.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's not ground-breaking, but there are laughs, and it is a good audience movie.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Bright, breezy and beautifully animated...

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

An – at times – intoxicatingly enjoyable hour-and-a-half. Go have a look. Kids optional.

4.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Cute and funny but lacks originality.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A glorified hairball pulled together from the strands of better, more appealing movies and then noisily coughed up and disgorged at a multiplex near you.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A film that starts off impressively but gradually tires itself out with a loud and loopy caper plot, taking a clever idea to mostly familiar places in the long run.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

An affable adventure with a strong voice cast. What it lacks in originality, it claws back with strong visual gags and a witty script.

3.0
0

Didn't really capture me as an adult but would be excellent for children

2.0
0

Purrfect Pet Magic

Wasn't on my list - however the cut out pets in the cinema made me want to see it. I was not disappointed. A good versus evil story line, heros and heroines of the animal world. The skinny cats were fantastic. Made me chuckle throughout the movie. Leave your pets at home and this may happen. Friendship overrides jealousy and being an enemy.

3.0
0

Nice and Simply Family Movie

Enjoyable family movie. Although not a memorable film it did have enough action to entertain throughout. The kids really enjoyed the movie.

3.0
0

Emotions of blah blah blah, next Pixar...

The Secret Life of Pets Songs and characters form other films, and sayings, little references like that keep us watching and enjoying the kids films a bit more than I should. Because lets face it, in some adult films I’m looking for the mouse so I can touch the bottom of the screen and see how much of the film is left… Not so is this beauty. As usual, the...

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

The formula may be familiar, but the personalities are completely fresh, yielding a menagerie of loveable - if downright ugly - cartoon critters banding together to help these two incompatible roommates from ending up on the streets.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Some funny-sweet observations about pets and our projections on to them.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The animated action is bouncy and frenetic, and if the story becomes a little too busy, it moves quickly and makes room for a barrage of jokes and even some character development.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's not ground-breaking, but there are laughs, and it is a good audience movie.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Bright, breezy and beautifully animated...

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

An – at times – intoxicatingly enjoyable hour-and-a-half. Go have a look. Kids optional.

4.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Cute and funny but lacks originality.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A glorified hairball pulled together from the strands of better, more appealing movies and then noisily coughed up and disgorged at a multiplex near you.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A film that starts off impressively but gradually tires itself out with a loud and loopy caper plot, taking a clever idea to mostly familiar places in the long run.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

An affable adventure with a strong voice cast. What it lacks in originality, it claws back with strong visual gags and a witty script.

3.0
0

Didn't really capture me as an adult but would be excellent for children

2.0
0

Purrfect Pet Magic

Wasn't on my list - however the cut out pets in the cinema made me want to see it. I was not disappointed. A good versus evil story line, heros and heroines of the animal world. The skinny cats were fantastic. Made me chuckle throughout the movie. Leave your pets at home and this may happen. Friendship overrides jealousy and being an enemy.

3.0
0

Nice and Simply Family Movie

Enjoyable family movie. Although not a memorable film it did have enough action to entertain throughout. The kids really enjoyed the movie.

3.0
0

Emotions of blah blah blah, next Pixar...

The Secret Life of Pets Songs and characters form other films, and sayings, little references like that keep us watching and enjoying the kids films a bit more than I should. Because lets face it, in some adult films I’m looking for the mouse so I can touch the bottom of the screen and see how much of the film is left… Not so is this beauty. As usual, the...

3.0
0