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Stuart Little 2 (2002)



Average Rating: 7/10
Reviews Counted: 122
Fresh: 99 | Rotten: 23

Stuart Little 2 is a sweet, visually impressive sequel that provides wholesome entertainment for kids.


Average Rating: 7/10
Critic Reviews: 34
Fresh: 30 | Rotten: 4

Stuart Little 2 is a sweet, visually impressive sequel that provides wholesome entertainment for kids.



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This sequel to a family hit based on the popular children's book by E.B. White again mixes live action actors with computer-animated cartoon characters. Michael J. Fox returns as the voice of Stuart Little, a three-inch tall talking mouse adopted by a human family in New York City. When his older "brother", George (Jonathan Lipnicki), starts spending more time with his other friends, playing games that Mrs. Little (Geena Davis) feels are too dangerous for the diminutive Stuart, the lonely fellow

Dec 10, 2002


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The film is fairly formulaic, though some of its puns and wisecracks are hilarious, especially those delivered by the Littles' lazy and cynical Persian cat.

August 14, 2012 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader
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The plot, however, is both shabbier and less emotionally involving than its predecessor.

February 9, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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When Stuart tells Margolo that her wing is as good as new, she demurs, then appears to allude to the relative merits of SL2 and its cloying predecessor: 'It's much, much better.'

July 23, 2002 Full Review Source: Village Voice
Village Voice
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At 78 minutes it just zings along with vibrance and warmth.

July 22, 2002 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
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This is all the stuff that was so watchable the first time. Done over. But at least it's nonlethal entertainment.

July 19, 2002
Washington Post
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The world of Stuart Little is a wonderful thing to snuggle into, as full of heart and pep and innocence as the title character himself.

July 19, 2002
Washington Post
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While a pleasant, well-animated family film, Stuart Little 2 is not as gripping as the first movie and lacks the emotional punch associated with the best of the genre.

August 14, 2012 Full Review Source: Film4

A sweet family movie with excellent voice talent.

December 28, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

A fluffy, mindless but ultimately cute sequel to a lame original that failed to register with me.

April 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

Stuart is an animation wonder - his tiny face is more expressive than most Hollywood stars'.

December 30, 2006 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

...unusually enjoyable.

January 1, 2006 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

... a well-crafted, visually delightful family movie that successfully avoids most of the common family-movie mistakes.

January 15, 2005 Full Review Source: Looking Closer
Looking Closer

In an era where sequels to kids film often rank below most Saturday Morning Cartoons, it's refreshing to see a movie that not only matches the quality of the first movie, but it some ways even exceeds it.

February 21, 2004 Full Review Source:

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January 7, 2004 Full Review Source:

In these hardened times, this positive image should remind viewers across the country that this is still a beautiful city, gorgeous day or otherwise.

July 25, 2003 Full Review Source:

I'm a sucker for talking animals. And Stuart's a sweet talker if ever there was one.

March 10, 2003 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

I don't know what director Minkoff did differently this time around, but whatever it is, he's done it right.

February 8, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Quips Online
Film Quips Online

The seamless integration of the CG animal characters with real-life ones and the general storybook look of the film remains impressive, but this being the second go-round it's that less dazzling; ditto for Nathan Lane's amusing wisecracks.

December 8, 2002 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

Entertaining children's film that hits all the right notes -- funny, colourful and fast-paced, with terrific animation and an exciting climax.

October 30, 2002 Full Review Source: ViewLondon

The mouse, with the voice of Michael J. Fox, is still charming.

October 15, 2002 Full Review Source: Cincinnati Enquirer
Cincinnati Enquirer

A small thing can have large significance: that's a nice theme for a children's film to have.

September 30, 2002
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

The wonderful combination of the sweetness and the extraordinary technical accomplishments of the first film are maintained, but its overall impact falls a little flat with a storyline that never quite delivers the original magic.

September 8, 2002 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

They had three years to make this sequel to the original, which was a surprising critical and box office success in 1999. So why does this film feel so rushed?

August 12, 2002 Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall
Shadows on the Wall

Accomplishes the difficult feat of successfully expounding on its predecessor without attempting to reinvent the series.

August 8, 2002 Full Review Source: Film Blather
Film Blather

Audience Reviews for Stuart Little 2

This sequel much like the original is only for kids and the extremely young at heart. The plot like the predecessor is entirely adequate but a major improvement is Michael J Fox's voice acting and actual scenes of action. It's better than the first one. But it's still a bit rubbish.
January 22, 2012
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A childhood favourite and a classic!
June 24, 2011
Bethany Murphy

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one of the best sequels of all time that still stands out as one of those movies that is better than the first, mainly because of the villain, i mean how can you go wrong with James Wood
January 5, 2011
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    1. Margalo: Get lost, you disgusting vulture! Eat my feathers, you vile buzzard!
    – Submitted by Anthony A (20 months ago)
    1. Margalo: [teasing and cursing at Falcon] Eat my feathers, you vile buzzard!
    – Submitted by Anthony A (20 months ago)
    1. Stuart Little: [To nuns while flying uncontrollably in the plane] DUCK!
    – Submitted by Anthony A (21 months ago)
    1. Stuart Little: [Just as the plane starts] Oh, dear.
    – Submitted by Anthony A (21 months ago)
    1. Snowbell: I'm alive! I'm alive!
    – Submitted by Anthony A (21 months ago)
    1. Falcon: I'll be back with you later, furball!
    2. Snowbell: Don't hurry!
    – Submitted by Anthony A (21 months ago)
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