The Secret Life of Pets

Release Date: July 8th, 2016

DVD Release Date: December 6th, 2016

PG |1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary

Max (Louis C.K.) is a spoiled terrier who enjoys a comfortable life in a New York building until his owner adopts Duke, a giant and unruly canine. During their walk outside, they encounter a group of ferocious alley cats and wind up in a truck that's bound for the pound. Luckily, a rebellious bunny named Snowball swoops in to save the doggy duo from captivity. In exchange, Snowball demands that Max and Duke join his gang of abandoned pets on a mission against the humans who've done them wrong.

Cast: Louis C.K. , Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Ellie Kemper, Albert Brooks, Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Hannibal Buress

Director: Chris Renaud

Genres: Comedy , Children , Adventure , Animated

Production Co: Chris Meledandri

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Quest, Rivalry, Cheeky, Underdog, New York City, Revenge, Charming, Hilarious, 2010s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Jordan MintzerThe Hollywood Reporter

    Like the professional dogwalker who can’t exactly keep count of Max and his cohorts, it feels like the filmmakers are juggling too many chatty creatures at once, while trying to maintain a plot that tends to grow more outlandish as the story progresses. show more

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    There’s no secret life because there’s no life, only the promise of pets in perpetual motion. show more

  • 70
    Wendy IdeScreen International

    The latest film from Chris Renaud (Despicable Me) and his team is a madcap caper full of densely-packed sight gags, dizzying action set pieces and a healthy side-helping of Renaud trademark silliness. show more

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