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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)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 28
  2. Negative: 5 out of 28
  1. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    80
    Even more family-friendly than its immensely popular predecessor.
  2. 75
    Cute, crude and good-hearted movie.
  3. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    63
    It's warmer and fuzzier than the first film, though every bit as tedious.
  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. Its successful moments (and they are only moments) remind us that this is a squandered opportunity.
  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. ChristopherG.
    Aug 1, 2001
    10
    Like the previous Dr. D, this is anexcelent movie, had me laughing the whole way through. It's nice to see a movie once in a while with Like the previous Dr. D, this is anexcelent movie, had me laughing the whole way through. It's nice to see a movie once in a while with no extemely vulgar langage in it. What has happened to the movie industry? The only movies we seem to get are full of sex and nasty langage. Is this what THEY think the public wants? I say not. 10 thumbs up for Mr. Murphy. Expand
  2. ChristopherG.
    Aug 1, 2001
    10
    Like the previous Dr. D, this is anexcelent movie, had me laughing the whole way through. It's nice to see a movie once in a while with Like the previous Dr. D, this is anexcelent movie, had me laughing the whole way through. It's nice to see a movie once in a while with no extemely vulgar langage in it. What has happened to the movie industry? The only movies we seem to get are full of sex and nasty langage. Is this what THEY think the public wants? I say not. 10 thumbs up for Mr. Murphy. Expand
  3. ChristopherG.
    Aug 1, 2001
    10
    Like the previous Dr. D, this is anexcelent movie, had me laughing the whole way through. It's nice to see a movie once in a while with Like the previous Dr. D, this is anexcelent movie, had me laughing the whole way through. It's nice to see a movie once in a while with no extemely vulgar langage in it. What has happened to the movie industry? The only movies we seem to get are full of sex and nasty langage. Is this what THEY think the public wants? I say not. 10 thumbs up for Mr. Murphy. Expand
  4. Sep 27, 2013
    6
    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 seriesNot 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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