Dr. Dolittle 2 Reviews

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
June 21, 2001
The absence of a strong plot-related motivation for the movie has led to complete creative bankruptcy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
June 21, 2001
The sequel to Dr. Dolittle repeats the mistake of the first one.
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
June 22, 2001
It's been said that if a film uses a lot of narration, it's because its makers either don't know how to tell their story or have no story to tell. Well, this film has more narration ... than any movie in recent memory.
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
June 26, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
June 22, 2001
The clunky direction of Steve Carr (Next Friday) lurches from one scene to another with the grace of a pratfall and the script reads more like a skit comedy than a story.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
June 25, 2001
Eddie Murphy delivers, as do the effects crew, but "Dr. Dolittle 2" is clearly for the kiddies.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 16, 2001
Historia totalmente intrascendente y sin gracia...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
June 21, 2001
Like most other talking-animal movies, it winds up talking down to its audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
June 21, 2001
Eddie Murphy funny? Not here.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
June 22, 2001
Dr. Dolittle 2 is so full of comic excrement that you may find yourself looking down as you leave the theater.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
June 22, 2001
A fast, fat paycheck for star Eddie Murphy.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
June 22, 2001
Forgotten almost as quickly as it's watched.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
June 22, 2001
While this Dolittle does too little, it's harmless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ty Burr
Entertainment Weekly
June 28, 2001
Pure kiddie matinee stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
June 22, 2001
If they cut all the stupid or incompetent bits out of it, it would be only opening credits and end titles, and even then there would have to be some trims.
Jim Judy
Screen It!
June 22, 2001
A mildly amusing film that gets a B for effort and a C- for execution.
Bruce Feld
Film Journal International
July 24, 2001
Dr. Dolittle 2's plot is wooden, its pacing leaden, and anyone over the age of 12 is bound to find themselves yawning soon after the opening credits.
Tom Grealis
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
February 13, 2003
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 | Original Score: 1/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Guylaine Cadorette
Hollywood.com
March 2, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ted Murphy
Baseline.Hollywood.com
December 21, 2001
... mixes low comedy with important messages about family and the environment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
February 24, 2004
Susan Granger
www.susangranger.com
June 27, 2001
"When I took a 7 year-old and a 10 year-old to see it, they loved it. Its sweet-natured humor amuses youngsters."
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002
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Urban Cinefile
August 17, 2002
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
June 26, 2001
Cynthia Fuchs
Nitrate Online
June 29, 2001
Alexander Walker
This is London
December 20, 2003
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June 28, 2001

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August 10, 2001

Orlando Weekly
June 19, 2003
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January 26, 2006
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