Dr. Dolittle 2
Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 22, 2001
DVD Release Date: October 23, 2001
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Critic Score: 42% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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.

Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Murphy, who was upstaged by the talking animals in the original, brings bite as well as bark to the funnier sequel.

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

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

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Animal-vet antics a la Murphy; some potty humor.

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Joe Leydon

The non-human actors are nothing short of hilarious.

Jessica Winter
Village Voice

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

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Tom Grealis
RTÉ (Ireland)

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.

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Ty Burr
Entertainment Weekly

Pure kiddie matinee stuff.

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Mike Clark
USA Today

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

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Chris Gore
Film Threat

The script is lackluster and unambitious. Well, lame really. Eddie Murphy is truly the only reason to see DR2.

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Flixster Audience Score: 26% Flixster User Reviews
Bethany Murphy
Funny. But not neccisarily the best of Eddie Murphy's work. A good comedy at best! Not great.
Wahida K
Not as much good as the Prequel one.
Lucas Martins
I don't believe that make a continuation.
Jason Owens
When I heard about the storyline to "Dr. Dolittle 2", I couldn't help but laugh and decide before I even thought about watching it, that it… More
KJ Proulx
I actually felt that this sequel was a small improvement on the original!
Taylor Bond
More like this will dolittle at the box office