|Columbia Pictures | Release Date: July 19, 2002||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
Does a masterful job of combining digital imagery and voice performance to create totally believable animal characters.
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. Read full review
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.
Manages to pretty much ignore all the strengths of the earlier film while exacerbating all its faults.
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