The Secret Life of Pets 2

critic Reviews

60% Fresh Tomatometer Score60%
  • The Secret Life of Pets 2 doesn't teach its animated stars any new narrative tricks -- but for fans of the original, this funny, energetic sequel should still satisfy.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Jake WilsonThe Age (Australia)
    The Secret Life of Pets 2 offers a pleasant, innocuous 90 minutes of entertainment for children and to adults who moderate their expectations. Was it worth Illumination spending $US80 million dollars on? Possibly not, but then it isn't your money or mine.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    The sequel to 2016's animated hit is even thinner on plot than the first one, whose title promised a look behind the scenes and inside the minds of cats and dogs.
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    Rafer GuzmanNewsday
    All told, "The Secret Life of Pets 2" is bound to give you a chuckle or two, and maybe even an "awww" moment. The bar this movie clears, though, could have been set a lot higher.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    James BerardinelliReelViews
    Although not "bad" in a conventional sense, it's a disappointingly mediocre effort that doesn't have a lot to offer potential viewers over age 10.
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    Sara StewartNew York Post
    It's never a great sign when the biggest laughs a movie gets are during the end credits.
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    Kristen Page-KirbyWashington Post
    Despite its humor - and despite some genuinely aww-inspiring moments - "The Secret Life of Pets 2" is kind of forgettable.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Wesley LovellCinema Sight
    More good-natured pet-related humor for fans of the original.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Charlotte Harrisoncultbox
    This is a very sweet and very funny animation that will charm audiences of all ages. A huge surprise, but a joyous one.
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    Phumlani S LangaCity Press (South Africa)
    Besides a few subtle morals such as loyalty and friendship, this was just kid-friendly cuteness and well-imagined work.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Robert RotenLaramie Movie Scope
    I was not expecting much from this movie, but it turns out to be a surprisingly good animated comedy. It will probably make my top 10 list for the year's best animated films.
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