2 stars (out of 4)
I wanted to give it one star. My daughter, with whom I saw it, pushed hard for three. And she busted me for falling asleep during the flick, so my hands are tied: we’ll split the difference and give it two stars.
I will say that making-animals-look-like-they’re really-talking technology is now flat-out astonishing. I don’t know, or care to learn, how they do it, but when the chihuahuas (and the token German shepherd) discourse, it looks genuine in a creepy way.
Also, it could be that the 20 minutes I napped through were positively Citizen Kane-like.