Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001) - Rotten Tomatoes

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.

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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 must get him to mate with a fussy female (Lisa Kudrow) by providing lessons in winning the heart of the opposite sex. Dr. Dolittle's problems are compounded by a local animal work stoppage and furry woodland creatures who have organized their own version of the Mafia. Norm Macdonald returns as the voice of Lucky the Dog, co-starring with Kevin Pollak, Jeffrey Jones, Michael Rapaport, Molly Shannon, Reni Santoni, and Kristen Wilson. ~ Karl Williams, Rovimore
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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Eddie Murphy
as Dr. Dolittle
Kristen Wilson
as Lisa Dolittle
as Charisse
Kyla Pratt
as Maya Dolittle
Raven Symone
as Charisse Dolittle
Andy Richter
as Eugene Wilson
Steve Zahn
as Archie
Michael Rapaport
as Joey the Raccoon
Mike Epps
as Sonny
Andy Dick
as Lennie the Weasel
Mandy Moore
as Girl Bear Cub
John Witherspoon
as Zoo Bear #2
Frankie Muniz
as Boy Bear Cub
Jamie Kennedy
as Bandit/Forest Animal...
Hal Sparks
as School Fish #1
Steve Irwin
as The Crocodile Hunter
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Critic Reviews for Dr. Dolittle 2

All Critics (121) | 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
RTE Interactive (Ireland)

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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