Dr. Dolittle 2
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
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… More

Available Online

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 42%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Murphy, who was upstaged by the talking animals in the original, brings bite as well as bark to the funnier sequel."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"Like any good vaudeville routine, this one is getting better with practice."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"Animal-vet antics a la Murphy; some potty humor."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Delivers an adequate number of laughs at the start and finish, with a noticeable sag in the middle."
‑ Christopher Tookey, Daily Mail [UK]
"The movie that the first one should have been."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"The non-human actors are nothing short of hilarious."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"It's dispiriting to watch [Murphy] stand patiently by and concoct reaction shots for quipping raccoons and dancing bears."
‑ Jessica Winter, Village Voice
"Often tedious, occasionally cheap looking and always unimaginative, this should certainly put paid to any plans for a third installment. But, this being Hollywood, I wouldn't bank on it."
‑ Tom Grealis, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"It does what it does well enough."
‑ Jean Lowerison, San Diego Metropolitan
"Murphy has reached a genuine low point. It's a thoroughly insipid, feeble-minded film that all but screams, 'We're only in it for the money.'"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Pure kiddie matinee stuff."
‑ Ty Burr, Entertainment Weekly
"While this Dolittle does too little, it's harmless."
‑ Mike Clark, USA Today
"The script is lackluster and unambitious. Well, lame really. Eddie Murphy is truly the only reason to see DR2."
‑ Chris Gore, Film Threat
"This more civilized Dr. Dolittle may be less zany than he used to be, but at least you can take the kids to see this one."
‑ Margaret A. McGurk, Cincinnati Enquirer
"Hardly ever elevates its humor beyond the mindset of a 10 year old."
‑ Mark Dujsik, Mark Reviews Movies
More reviews for Dr. Dolittle 2 on Rotten Tomatoes

More Like This