Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001)



Critic Consensus: Although there are laughs to be had in Dr. Dolittle 2, its preoccupation with toilet humor and Murphy's restrained performance makes this a missed opportunity.

Movie Info

Eddie Murphy returns as a doctor with a gift for talking to animals in this sequel to a box-office blockbuster. Murphy is John Dolittle, who this time around attempts to save an endangered Pacific forest from lumber industry forces by reintegrating an endangered species of bear back into the wild. Unfortunately, Dolittle's candidate is a performing bear (voice of Steve Zahn) with a taste for junk food and no natural skills in the wild. If Dolittle is going to save the species and its habitat, he … More

Rating: PG (for language and crude humor)
Genre: Comedy, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Larry Levin
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 23, 2001
Box Office: $111.5M
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as Dr. Dolittle

as Lisa Dolittle

as Charisse

as Maya Dolittle

as Charisse Dolittle

as Potter

as Eric

as Eugene Wilson

as Archie

as The Crocodile Hunter

as Pepito

as Joey the Raccoon

as Possum

as Lennie the Weasel

as God Beaver

as Girl Bear Cub

as Zoo Bear #2

as Boy Bear Cub

as Bandit/Forest Animal...

as School Fish #1
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Critic Reviews for Dr. Dolittle 2

All Critics (120) | Top Critics (35)

Murphy, who was upstaged by the talking animals in the original, brings bite as well as bark to the funnier sequel.

Full Review… | January 6, 2002
Washington Post
Top Critic

The non-human actors are nothing short of hilarious.

Full Review… | June 28, 2001
Top Critic

Animal-vet antics a la Murphy; some potty humor.

Full Review… | December 22, 2010
Common Sense Media

Often tedious, occasionally cheap looking and always unimaginative, this should certainly put paid to any plans for a third installment. But, this being Hollywood, I wouldn't bank on it.

Full Review… | February 13, 2003

The script is lackluster and unambitious. Well, lame really. Eddie Murphy is truly the only reason to see DR2.

Full Review… | December 8, 2002
Film Threat

Delivers an adequate number of laughs at the start and finish, with a noticeable sag in the middle.

Full Review… | November 10, 2002
Daily Mail [UK]

Audience Reviews for Dr. Dolittle 2

Funny. But not neccisarily the best of Eddie Murphy's work. A good comedy at best! Not great.

Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

I don't believe that make a continuation.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

I actually felt that this sequel was a small improvement on the original!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

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