The geniuses at Illumination and Universal (Despicable Me, Minions) have done it again, in this hilarious animated comedy movie for the whole family. Starring Louis C.K (American Hustle, Role Models), Eric Stonestreet (Identity Thief, Bad Teacher) and Kevin Hart (Central Intelligence, Ride Along), this is a treat that’s hard to beat. The reviews for this movie, officially, are 75% (Rotten Tomatoes) and 6.7/10 (IMDB), but I believe that they should be much higher.

So, what’s the plot? Basically, to put it in a nutshell, a dog, Max, with a very strong relationship with his owner, has his life turned upside-down when a new pooch called Duke moves in. A series of feuds results in the two getting lost in their urban city and captured by Animal Control. Cue Snowball, a homicidal maniac who just so happens to be a cute bunny. After lying about having no owner, the dogs are recruited onto his team. That is, until the truth is found out. With both their new enemies and old friends attempting to find them, the film results in a wild goose chase to get them home.

In conclusion, I believe that this movie is excellent, and the characters work really well. They have also humorously stereotyped the different breeds of dog and cat, which is hilarious. I say that this movie is a must-see!

4.5/5 stars