Stuart Little 2

Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 29
  2. Negative: 3 out of 29

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Critic Reviews

  1. 90
    A wonderful thing to snuggle into, as full of heart and pep and innocence as the title character himself.
  2. New Times (L.A.)
    Reviewed by: Jean Oppenheimer
    90
    Does a masterful job of combining digital imagery and voice performance to create totally believable animal characters.
  3. 90
    Hits every color note just right. It's a visual antidepressant.
  4. Like many modern children's films, Stuart Little 2 can't decide between teaching good values ("You're only as big as you feel") and tossing out fake-hip jokes. Though it doesn't happen as often as it should, this is a better film when it allows itself simply to be sweet.
  5. 80
    Returning director Rob Minkoff (The Lion King) and screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin (Ghost) have done a fine job of updating White's dry wit to a new age, led in no small measure by Lane, who could probably make the IRS code book sound funny.
  6. It's a pleasant experience. But that's what it is: a sequel that replays every aspect of the original movie.
  7. What sets the "Stuart Little" franchise above most of the competition is its emphasis on sharply drawn character and its profusion of witty remarks (mostly from the mouth of Snowbell) that are cutting enough to amuse grown-ups without sailing over children's heads.
  8. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    80
    Slight but lively sequel. Aimed squarely at moppets with piddling attention spans.
  9. It's easy enough to forget there are special effects involved, so convincing is Stu's rippling fur and big beamy eyes filling up with tears.
  10. Very much a kiddie ride, Stuart Little 2 is lively without being hyperactive -- it's a bouncy mouse caper with a wee bit of soul.
  11. 75
    Of the voices, Griffith makes Margalo lovable and as sexy as a little yellow bird can be, and Lane does a virtuoso job with Snowbell, the only cat with dialogue by Damon Runyon. Fox's Stuart is stalwart and heroic--the Braveheart of mice. As for the parents, Davis and Laurie deserve some kind of award for keeping straight faces.
  12. 75
    A warm, witty, consistently funny family movie with a sweet message about loving yourself, be you a mouse or whatever.
  13. 75
    May be the best family movie of the 2002 summer film-going season. There's a simple reason for this - the picture seems to have been put together with the recognition that some members of the audience may be above the age of ten.
  14. May hit a few wrong notes, but it strikes an emotional chord.
  15. Reviewed by: Ed Park
    70
    The summer's most romantic interspecies love story.
  16. The film is fairly formulaic, though some of its puns and wisecracks are hilarious, especially those delivered by the Littles' lazy and cynical Persian cat (Nathan Lane).
  17. Wall Street Journal
    Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    70
    It's hard to imagine spending $120 million on a film starring a computer-generated mouse -- an actor who barely demands a byte to eat -- but if that's how much it takes to provide innocent enchantment for the global hordes, so be it. This sequel beats the original paws down.
  18. Wholesome, warm and energetic -- if predictable.
  19. 63
    Neither man nor mouse nor any other critter has a prayer of holding his/her/its own once the real star of the sequel shows up: Snowbell, the worrywart feline voiced by Nathan Lane.
  20. The moral of this softhearted tale is that family values can rehabilitate and tenderize even the toughest of birds. But you'll forgive me if I liked it less when Stuart smoothed Margalo's feathers than when Snowbell's fundamental cattiness made the fur fly.
  21. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    63
    The plot is predictable and the dialogue often sticky sweet, but at least kids will identify with Stuart's desire for adventure and exploration.
User Score
6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Apr 27, 2016
    7
    The mouse is back for some more with Stuart Little 2. Although it wears off its welcome wagon too soon, it'll never wear its excitement andThe mouse is back for some more with Stuart Little 2. Although it wears off its welcome wagon too soon, it'll never wear its excitement and adventurousness off and that's a great thing. Full Review »
  2. Mar 22, 2016
    9
    Stuart Little 2 is more colored, funny and thrilling than the original, and it offers enjoyable characters and an inventive story-telling forStuart Little 2 is more colored, funny and thrilling than the original, and it offers enjoyable characters and an inventive story-telling for interact children and entertain adults. This is, of course, a great sequel. Full Review »
  3. Dec 5, 2015
    7
    "Stuart Little 2" was a good movie , but finding that mouse boyfriend of a bird , because I did not expect but it was a good movie, but for me"Stuart Little 2" was a good movie , but finding that mouse boyfriend of a bird , because I did not expect but it was a good movie, but for me that relationship rhyme or not rhyme . Full Review »