The live-action version of “Tom and Jerry” is already in theaters and the production has not been so well received by expert critics.
The feature had a 49% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, receiving harsh criticism for its script, which was seen as ineffective and funny. For some journalists, comedy’s light content makes it good family entertainment.
Discover the main opinions currently available:
“A film that seems to have been made by people who don’t understand the story, the true nature or the appeal of their iconic characters.” – G. Allen Johnson, Chronicle of San Francisco
“You can point out the changes in the rules of the movie with respect to the laws of physics and communications between species, but Tom and Jerry certainly don’t care about those details, so why should we?” – Alonso Duralde, TheWrap
“Tom and Jerry” has five to ten minutes of action that might have worked in one of the duo’s animated short films, and is surrounded by an excessive amount of unimaginative and graceless human conflict. – John DeFore, Hollywood journalist
“No, ‘Tom and Jerry’ won’t win any Oscars … but that’s good enough for easy laughs.” – Peter Debruge, Variety
Tim Story’s uninspired “Tom & Jerry” won’t be interrupted for lack of enthusiasm, but the human component depicted in Kevin Costello’s empty script weakens most of the antics that Tom and Jerry get involved in. “- Nate Adams, the only critic
“’Tom & Jerry’ is a pretty delivering family with a cool cast, brilliant soundtrack and sometimes fun.” – Matt Fowler, IGN movie
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The cast consists of Michael Peña, Chloë Grace-Moretz, Ken Jeong, Rob Delaney, Jordan Bolger and Pallavi Sharda.
Jerry the rat lives inside the walls of a large New England country house, where he befriends the former owners, a loving elderly couple. Their unique and comedic friendship comes to an end after the elderly couple pass away and their house is put up for sale. When a young family moves in, Jerry is determined to scare them and not take back his house. The family quickly adopts a stray cat named Tom to help them get rid of their pest problem. In an epic battle for the house, Tom and Jerry soon discover their growing adoration for family and must work together to protect them from an outside threat. Through teamwork, the two learn the ultimate value of family and friendship.
“Tom and Jerry” began as a series produced in short episodes, averaging seven and 10 minutes each. Between the 1940s and 1958, the Hanna-Barbera studio made 114 short films for MGM. With the worldwide success of animation, the duo ended up winning a real television series in 1975, called – initially – “The Tom and Jerry Show”.
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