Stuart Little 2 (2002)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Michael J. Fox, Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie, Jonathan Lipnicki
Stuart and Snowbell set out across town to rescue a friend.
Stuart Little 2 is a sweet, visually impressive sequel that provides wholesome entertainment for kids.
  • Columbia Pictures Company:
  • PG Rated:
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  • 19 Jul 2002 Released:
  • 10 Dec 2002 DVD Release:
  • $64.7M Box office:

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A Truly Nice Film9/10
I liked this better than the original, and that''s a high compliment because I thought highly of the original film: Stuart Little. As good as that was, I just thought this was even better.

All the voice-overs are excellent with Nathan Lane having the best lines as "Snowball," the cat. He was simply hilarious, line after line.

The film once again features great colors, a virtual rainbow of them, especially with some of the inventive rooms in the Little house. The parents, once again, are super nice. It's a treat to watch Geena Davis and Hugh Laurie play an old- fashioned "Leave It To Beaver"-type couple. The film has no objectionable material and leaves you with a nice feeling. There are animated films or animated/real life combinations like this, that advertise "family-friendly viewing" but don't really deliver, instead sneaking in sexual innuendos and the like.

Not here. This one is pure, morals-wise, except for one scene near the end when the mom (Geena Davis) tells Stuart and their son she's still proud of them even though they just got caught in a big lie. (Inferring that the lie was okay since everything turned out okay.) Other than that, nothing but good messages were heard and seen all around and this is a funny movie, to boot. Highly recommended for the family, and that's no cliche.
cute kid's movie6/10

Some cartoons, even those aimed primarily at children, are still well worth seeing for adults. I was hoping Stuart Little 2 would be one of those, but it falls just a little short of the mark. It's cute, and it's funny enough to have kept me from turning it off, but it's a kid's movie all the way. If you're a parent who wants to watch something with your kid this is a good choice because it's fairly entertaining, but I wouldn't recommend it to adults without kids. But it's darn cute.
The best family film of the summer5/10

The first STUART LITTLE wasn't a great movie and STUART LITTLE 2 isn't a great movie, but both are fun and entertaining movies that the whole family can enjoy. The characters are charming, the special effects are amazing, there are plenty of laughs, and the voice work is terrific. I think the PG rating on the film isn't really deserved since there wasn't anything that I
think would offend anybody. It should have been rated G. Even though the year is only half over, I think at the end of the year, this will still be the best family film of 2002!
A wonderful movie with amazing technology...great for the entire family!9/10

We liked the first one so much that we went to see this one without our grandkids. It was spectacular. The technology is amazing, the story is cute, Nathan Lane is just the funniest and best as is Michael J Fox, Geena Davis and James Woods. A can't miss great summer movie, even better than the first one. Kudos to the people who put this together!
This "Little" goes a long way.5/10

While less isn't always more, the makers of "Stuart Little 2" resisted the temptation to pad it out from its shorthand running time, meaning it goes by quickly and painlessly. Not that the actual plot of this followup to the original charmer is hard to take in itself (Stuart is starting to feel a bit left out, and when Margalo the wren literally drops into his life he gets a new dimension).

In terms of technical levels it's only slightly easier to fault (Margalo looks a bit too cartoonish to be real, unlike Stuart Little himself and the falcon that's the movie's villain - but then again, Melanie Griffith [the voice of Margalo] always seems like a cartoon anyway), but the story by screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin and the movie's producer Douglas Wick is what makes this ultimately inferior to its predecessor; what helped drive "Stuart Little" was our hero's wish to be accepted by his human brother and by the cat - sneer all you want, but the family message was hard to ignore. For the sequel it's more standard - the friend who's acting out of ulterior motives at first but then turns out to be a real friend, etc. Stuart isn't so much the protagonist this time, and it hurts a little.

So the freshness is reduced, but this still isn't stale - the charm and humour of the first movie remains, Michael J. Fox and Nathan Lane are as adept as ever as Stuart and Snowbell ("This better be important." "Margalo is missing." "I'd better be more specific - I meant important to ME."), and the human Littles remain just right - loving but not without making you want to slit your own throats. HBO Family has recently aired an animated version with all the principals except Hugh Laurie absent - it'll have to go a long way to live up to the two movies. (In-joke for score fans: Alan Silvestri slips in a quote from his "Back to the Future" theme in the climax.)

But I can see why this didn't do as well at the box-office as it should have - having a soccer match plus including Gilbert O'Sullivan AND Celine Dion on the soundtrack was asking for trouble...