The Secret Life of Pets

Lists: Animated, Film Quest 2017

Brief Synopsis: "The action comedy is set in a Manhattan apartment building. After the two-legged residents head for work and school, their pets gather to start their day, which consists of hanging out, trading humiliating stories about their owners, and helping each other work up adorable looks that will lead to more snacks. The head hound is a quick-witted terrier rescue (Louis C.K.), whose position at the epicenter of his master’s universe is suddenly threatened when she comes home with Duke (Stonestreet), a sloppy mongrel with no polish. The two soon find themselves on the mean streets of New York, where they meet the adorable white bunny Snowball (Hart). It turns out that Snowball is the leader of an army of pets that were abandoned and are determined to get back at humanity and every owner-loving pet. The dogs must thwart this plot and make it back in time for dinner."

Overall Ranking: 1982 (Rank from 2016: # 105)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 46.15%
Half-Popped 53.85%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Keith Noakes80(full review)
Bryan Lienesch80 - A cute little family flick.
Comedy: 5
Sex Appeal: 1
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 5
Lisa Marie Bowman75 - It's cute. You really can't go wrong with talking pets.
(full review)
George Rother of MovieGuy 24/775(full review)
Zach Murphy65(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest65
Gorgon Reviews61(full review)
Greg Eichelberger of Critical Movie Critics61(full review)
Dan O'Neill60(full review)
Paul's Trip To The Movies52(full review)
Citizen Charlie52(full review)
David Baruffi52(full review)
Dave Examines Movies50(full review)

People Involved

  • Louis C.K. (Max)
  • Eric Stonestreet (Duke)
  • Kevin Hart (Snowball)
  • Bobby Moynihan (Mell)
  • Albert Brooks (Tiberius)
  • Ellie Kemper (Boss)
  • Hannibal Buress (Unknown)
  • Lake Bell (Chloe)
  • (Director)