The Secret Life of Pets 2

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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.

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THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 will follow summer 2016's blockbuster about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy will produce the sequel to the comedy that had the best opening ever for an original film, animated or otherwise. THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 will see the return of writer Brian Lynch (Minions) and once again be directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me series, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax).

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Critic Reviews for The Secret Life of Pets 2

All Critics (152) | Top Critics (22) | Fresh (90) | Rotten (62)

  • 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.

    Jun 19, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jun 7, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jun 7, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

    Rafer Guzman

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  • 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.

    Jun 7, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • It's never a great sign when the biggest laughs a movie gets are during the end credits.

    Jun 6, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • a lively sequel...

    Jun 6, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Secret Life of Pets 2

  • 2d ago
    The Secret Life of Pets 2 is off its leash and goes astray from its narrative; missing a good amount of opportunities to make it at least just as, if not, more effective than the first film. Despite the lovable animation and additions, this sequel seems more constructive if it were adapted as a short-series. 2.48/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer
  • Jun 24, 2019
    A definite step below the original but Oswalt makes a great Max and Tiffany Haddish is a great foil for snowflake. Still many laughs and sweet moments. Good summer fun! 06-08-2019
    Christopher O Super Reviewer
  • Jun 09, 2019
    I watched the original Pets 1, and simply loved Pets 2. All the kids in the cinema were squealing away and laughing. Visually mesmerising, good pacing and gets a simple story of overcoming fear, building courage, and of course, the importance of family. This is definitely a go-to film for families that inspires and teaches values.
    Chrisanne C Super Reviewer

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