Video Review

Beethoven's 2nd (1994)

MPAA Rating: PG

Details Movie Rated: PG; Genres: Comedy, Kids and Family; With: Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt and Debi Mazar

How's this for a sure-fire come-on: Saint Bernard puppies. Can you resist them? More important, can your kids? Beethoven's 2nd, a tidy, amiable sequel to the smash canine comedy of 1992, offers little to object to, even if it nearly veers into Pink Flamingos territory during its thrilling chase climax. Then again, your kids have never seen Pink Flamingos, have they? Plus, as the villainess trying to steal the valuable purebreds from the put-upon Newton family, Debi Mazar makes an astonishingly apt live-action Cruella De Vil. B-

Originally posted Aug 05, 1994 Published in issue #234 Aug 05, 1994 Order article reprints

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