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Dr. Dolittle 2 Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0

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    Mixed or average reviews
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  • 30

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Ever so slightly defective in the area of coherence; it plays as if it should have been written by a committee but they didn't bother to convene one.

  • 58

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Ty Burr

    Murphy gives a reined in performance that, every so often, shows a spark of the ''Shrek''ish donkey within.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    It's the kind of material that is either going to make your day or not.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Cute, crude and good-hearted movie.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 8+

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

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the movie is raunchier than the usual PG, with a lot of bathroom humor and sexual references (kids may ask what it means to be "in heat"), but it's much milder and sweeter than other Murphy vehicles like the PG-13-rated first episode and the Nutty Professor movies.

  • Families can talk about the difficulty of responding to the needs of the family and the responsibility to help others. They may also want to talk about the way that kids sometimes feel embarrassed by their parents, and the importance of listening to the people you love.

The good stuff
  • rolemodels true3

    Role models: Depicts a strong, sympathetic, loving African-American family.

What to watch for
  • violence false0

    Violence and scariness: Some comic peril, but no one is hurt.

  • sex false3

    Sexy stuff: Comic sexual references.

  • language false3

    Language: Some mild profanity and sexual references.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: One animal has a drinking problem.