The classic cat and mouse duo have returned to cause more chaos and destruction in an unnecessary film for adults but enjoyable for kids. Director Tim Story focuses too much on the human characters to the point where Tom & Jerry are reduced to side characters. There are some positive moments to enjoy in the film. Tom and Jerry's designs look nice, the slapstick humor is pretty funny, and Chloë Grace Moretz gives a good performance. Tom and Jerry worked well as a television series because of its "collections of shorts." The story is about a cat chasing a mouse, and it's done with no other characters and dialogue within a running time of 5 or 10 minutes. Unfortunately, this wasn't the case in the movie, which is why it didn't work. By cramming in so many actors such as Michael Peña, Colin Jost, Rob Delaney, and Ken Jeong, it creates a story that we've seen before and forgets that Tom and Jerry are supposed to be the stars, not the humans. "Tom & Jerry" is neither good nor bad, but instead feels like a filler episode of the classic animated series. "Tom & Jerry" will appeal more to kids. In contrast, adults who grew up enjoying the duo's antics will realize that there are certain things you can adapt into a film, and based on the material they have, "Tom & Jerry" is better as comedy shorts instead of a film.
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