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Dr. Dolittle 2 Reviews

January 6, 2002
Murphy, who was upstaged by the talking animals in the original, brings bite as well as bark to the funnier sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 28, 2001
The non-human actors are nothing short of hilarious.
June 28, 2001
Pure kiddie matinee stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 27, 2001
Like any good vaudeville routine, this one is getting better with practice.
June 26, 2001
It's dispiriting to watch [Murphy] stand patiently by and concoct reaction shots for quipping raccoons and dancing bears.
June 22, 2001
While this Dolittle does too little, it's harmless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 22, 2001
Forgotten almost as quickly as it's watched.
June 22, 2001
It's silly, but it means well, which is definitely more than can be said about a lot of movies coming out this summer.
June 22, 2001
Do little says it all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 22, 2001
Eddie Murphy goes animal crackers again -- and reminds us how truly funny he can be.
June 22, 2001
A fast, fat paycheck for star Eddie Murphy.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
June 22, 2001
An innocuous -- and disarmingly unpretentious -- family film.
June 22, 2001
Uneven, but good-natured and occasionally very funny.
June 22, 2001
Offers benign Darwinian amusement for young animal lovers and parents in search of 90 minutes of air-conditioning.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 22, 2001
The talking animals, a seamless combination of special effects and puppets, delighted the young audience at a preview I attended. Even the adults seemed to be having a good time with Dr. Dolittle 2.
June 22, 2001
Aimed even more squarely at the 10 and under set that made the 1998 original a surprise box office smash, this amiable, if uninspired, family outing chucks out much of the gross-out crudity of the first film in favor of cleaner, cuter animal antics.
June 22, 2001
Just because the effects are special doesn't mean the movie is, too.
June 22, 2001
[Murphy's] performance is a testament to his endless energy, wit and imagination.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 22, 2001
Dr. Dolittle 2 is so full of comic excrement that you may find yourself looking down as you leave the theater.
June 22, 2001
While it'd be silly to hold a movie like this to too strict a standard, one should expect it to at least respect its own premise.
June 22, 2001
A cute, crude and good-hearted movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 22, 2001
They should have called it Dr. Doo-Doo.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 22, 2001
Warmer and fuzzier than the first film, though every bit as tedious.
June 21, 2001
For an enterprise so soullessly commercial on its face, Murphy's second outing as the M.D. who talks to the animals is surprisingly engaging.
June 21, 2001
With the application of more intelligence and a different sensibility, this could have been a good film instead of one that's content with not being a complete waste of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 21, 2001
Dr. Dolittle 2 has been worth the wait.
June 21, 2001
Thanks to the wildlife, this is a well-intentioned and fairly inventive kids' movie.
June 21, 2001
Eddie Murphy funny? Not here.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
June 21, 2001
A tired, cobbled-together concoction.
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
June 21, 2001
Like most other talking-animal movies, it winds up talking down to its audience.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 21, 2001
It's not as clever as Shrek or as action-packed as Atlantis, but for my money, Dr. Dolittle 2 wins the prize for most charming kid flick of the summer.
Read More | Original Score: B+