Dr. Dolittle 2

2001

Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001)

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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

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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.

Jan 6, 2002 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The non-human actors are nothing short of hilarious.

Jun 28, 2001
Variety
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Pure kiddie matinee stuff.

Jun 28, 2001 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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

Jun 27, 2001

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

Jun 26, 2001 | Full Review…

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

Jun 22, 2001 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
USA Today
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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

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I don't believe that make a continuation.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

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I actually felt that this sequel was a small improvement on the original!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

Not as much good as the Prequel one.

Wahida K
Wahida K

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