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, Rovi
PG (for language and crude humor)
Comedy , Kids & Family
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Eddie Murphy
as Dr. Dolittle
Kristen Wilson
as Lisa Dolittle
as Charisse
Kyla Pratt
as Maya Dolittle
Jeffrey Jones
as Potter
Lil' Zane
as Eric
Andy Richter
as Eugene Wilson
Steve Zahn
as Archie
Jacob Vargas
as Pepito
Michael Rapaport
as Joey the Raccoon
Mike Epps
as Sonny
Isaac Hayes
as Possum
Andy Dick
as Lennie the Weasel
Richard C. Sarafian
as God Beaver
Mandy Moore
as Girl Bear Cub
Frankie Muniz
as Boy Bear Cub
John Witherspoon
as Zoo Bear #2
Jamie Kennedy
as Bandit/Forest Animal/Animal Groupie #1
Hal Sparks
as School Fish #1
Steve Irwin
as The Crocodile Hunter
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Critic Reviews for Dr. Dolittle 2

All Critics (106) | Top Critics (32)

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

Pure kiddie matinee stuff.

Full Review… | June 28, 2001
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Like any good vaudeville routine, this one is getting better with practice.

June 27, 2001
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

It's dispiriting to watch [Murphy] stand patiently by and concoct reaction shots for quipping raccoons and dancing bears.

Full Review… | June 26, 2001
Village Voice
Top Critic

While this Dolittle does too little, it's harmless.

Full Review… | June 22, 2001
USA Today
Top Critic

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
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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