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  • Summary: Eddie Murphy returns as the doctor who can talk to the animals in this sequel to the 1998 blockbuster comedy. This time, it's Dolittle versus Darwin in the ultimate man vs. nature show down, in the midst of the animal kingdom's first strike. (20th Century Fox)
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 28
  2. Negative: 5 out of 28
  1. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    Even more family-friendly than its immensely popular predecessor.
  2. 75
    What makes the "Dolittle" movies stand out from this menagerie is the superb casting and matching of the animals and their human voices.
  3. Pure situation comedy, and it's still fresh enough to provoke laughs.
  4. 50
    The best that the good doctor (Murphy) can do, encumbered as he is by Larry Levin's screenplay and its low joke quotient, is discipline the dog, lay into the lizard and shtick it to the bear.
  5. A tired, cobbled-together concoction.
  6. 40
    At its best, Dr. Dolittle 2 is an inoffensive mish-mash of cute talking animals and their somewhat less-than-cute human buddies.
  7. All that's left are cute animals with animated mouths spitting out fitfully inspired one liners, sophomoric sexual innuendo and enough poop gags to last a lifetime.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Sep 27, 2013
    Not bad for Eddie Murphy, as the movie is weird and kooky in a fun way, and I found myself enjoying it, in a twisted, indirect way. The series may not be perfect, but it's a little bit funny, at best. Expand

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