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Homeward Bound II - Lost in San Francisco

Homeward Bound II - Lost in San Francisco (1996)

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71

Average Rating: 6.4/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 2

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44

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Average Rating: 2.9/5
User Ratings: 49,483

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Two dogs and a cat, separated from their human family, must find their way home and face the dangers of a big city for the first time in this adventure story for the whole family. Bob Seaver (Robert Hays) and his wife Laura (Kim Greist), who live in Northern California, are taking their kids on a camping vacation in Canada, and they're bringing along their pets -- spunky bulldog Chance (voice of Michael J. Fox), self-centered Himalayan cat Sassy (voice of Sally Field), and wise old Golden

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Apr 23, 2002

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The tone is ideal for a family audience. The length is perfect. And the sequence of last-minute surprises elicits tears and laughter in just the right proportions.

April 2, 2003
Washington Post
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Wee urbanites might find Disney's scorn for city life a shade offputting, but if preview audiences are any indication, little ones will laugh their tiny heinies off at the humor herein.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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The first movie was good-hearted and I liked it, but since then Babe has raised the bar, with animals that not only talk more realistically, but say things that are wittier and more pungent.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times
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It does a better job than most family films in projecting a child's-eye view of a world where siblings and pets are equally cherished members of the family.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
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Taken on its own entirely hokey terms, Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco is a charming romp of a talking animal movie.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
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It's more padded than Lassie's bed. But 9-and-unders were having a tail-wagging good time.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
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Definitely not as good as the first.

December 18, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

So pathetic, that the filmmakers are not above making gay jokes about animals in San Francisco!

July 11, 2003
eFilmCritic.com

Somebody needs to invest in a few leashes.

July 26, 2002
eFilmCritic.com

This sequel is serviceable family-market fodder, but even little children might expect something more sophisticated these days.

June 5, 2002 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

The plot is nothing more than a recycled version of the first one, but hey, it is still funny and there are many great lines.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
Internet Reviews

A silly little trifle with more wisecracks than laughs.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Full of the cute doggie tricks, big noisy adventure sequences and the usual anthropomorphic bits of action and dialogue that children will love.

January 1, 2000
Jam! Movies

Like the first Homeward Bound, this one has some very nice elements, including wonderful camera work.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner

Audience Reviews for Homeward Bound II - Lost in San Francisco

For sure, it's not so good like the first picture, but is always welcome to see again.
July 29, 2012
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

Homeward Bound II is a fairly useless sequel to a good film. Personally I don't see why they made a sequel, they basically took the same plot changed it a bit, and made the same movie using a different setting. This is a perfect example of an uninspired sequel. The film could have been good, unfortunately if you've seen the first, then you know exactly what to expect watching this sequel. This sequel suffers from its predictability and becomes uninteresting halfway through the film, because, after all, we know what will happen. The cast of the original film return, along with the voice actors who did the voices of the lost animals. This could have been a good film, but the writing is poor and the directing is unimpressive. Like I previously stated, the film is predictable, and it's what make this film pretty worthless and uninteresting. However, the mediocrity of this sequel this still does have some sort of entertainment value for the entire family. Just don't expect a solid sequel, because this is the same thing as the first. The first film is the best, and this film was simply made in order to cash in on the success of the first. This sequel is proof that sometimes sequels are not necessarily a good thing, and the film is pretty dull, and unimpressive. Stick with the original film; it's better than this unnecessary sequel.
November 7, 2011
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Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

Super Reviewer

Homeward Bound was not a movie that needed a sequel. This one has more of the same from the first one, it has nothing new to say, except that they're in Frisco instead. Overall, it's just okay.
July 8, 2011
ajv2688

Super Reviewer

Not as good as the original, no, but still entertaining.
September 14, 2009
stormyweather980

Super Reviewer

Movies Like Homeward Bound II - Lost in San Francisco

    1. Riley: Sorry shadow I had the whole gang out looking for him the dog is just not around but if you want to go to the bridge we have to leave now.
    2. Shadow: But I just can't leave him here.
    3. Sassy: But Shadow we can't keep staying here either think about Hope think about Peter.
    4. Shadow: Well I do miss Peter.
    5. Riley: Is that a yes?
    6. Sassy: Believe me that's as close to a yes as you'll ever get.
    7. Riley: Okay let's shake some booty or as James Brown would say, we're going to the bridge hey!
    – Submitted by MarieBella C (8 months ago)
    1. Shadow: We can't leave until we find, Chance.
    2. Sassy: Why not?
    3. Shadow: You know you miss him.
    4. Sassy: Oh all right I miss his stupid face and his stupid laugh and his stupid stupidness!
    5. Shadow: Oh Sassy stop it!
    6. Sassy: And I'm stupidly starting to worry about him!
    – Submitted by MarieBella C (20 months ago)
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