Cats & Dogs (2001)

Cats & Dogs (2001)

Released: 2001
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family, Genre
Director: Lawrence Guterman
Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Tobey Maguire, Alec Baldwin, ,
Run time: 87 min
IMDb: 5.1/10
Country: USA
Views: 105419

Synopsis

Storyline:
A secret war between cats and dogs quickly peaks as Professor Brody a scientist tries to create a serum to cure dog allergies in humans. As the unsuspecting humans go through their busy lives, the cats make several attempts to possess the formula, as their canine foes try tirelessly to stop them. Caught in the crossfire, a young beagle named Lou, adopted by the Brody family, tries hard to succeed as a secret agent, and in being a friend to the young Scotty Brody. A evil snow white cat named Mr. Tinkles is planning to sabotage the efforts of Professor Brody to discover a cure for human allergies to dogs. And he’ll even make every person on Earth allergic to dogs so that he can take over the world with his army of evil cats!
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User Reviews: I personally thought Cats and Dogs was really good. The espionage war between the cats and the dogs was an inspired, if not so original idea, and the fight scenes were hugely amusing – the ninja cats had me in stitches, to say the least. The way Mr. Tinkles suddenly finds a way to make his plan succeed is a little rushed – how did the fainting of his owner suddenly change everything? There are several plot holes in this film, and a little more explanation wouldn’t have done harm. But this film didn’t try to be intelligent or gripping – it’s basically the Cold War with pets for most of the film, but with a climactic finish in which everything is suddenly resolved and all the baddies are ruined. Even if it is not a corkingly intelligent piece of cinema, it sure is an amusing one, and it isn’t badly done either. In fact, the climactic finish is brilliantly done and very amusing – machine guns are replaced by spraying machines, and bombs are replaced by spraying machines too (you’ll see what I mean). It stays funny throughout, and it is amusing to see how all of the espionage happens behind all the humans’ backs. Even if it does make human beings out to be a bunch of idiots who could quite easily be invaded by animals, this is still a great film which will tickle anyone’s funnybone (unless you’re a cruel, heartless critic of course…) 7/10

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