Doctor Dolittle Reviews

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June 27, 2020
The only redeeming moments come from spasms of unintended campiness like a scene where Harrison sings a love ballad to a seal dressed as an old woman.
January 19, 2020
The failures on display are legion, so many that it's hard to know where to start.
January 2, 2011
Animal-friendly, kid-friendly classic.
March 15, 2009
One of the worst films to be ever nominated for the Best Picture Oscar and one of the weakest Hollywood musicals of the 1960s.
May 12, 2008
Not even a decent performance from Richard Attenborough can save this disappointing production.
May 12, 2008
Doctor Dolittle might be a little woolly at times but it's impossible not to be impressed by Rex Harrison and his marvellous menagerie.
May 12, 2008
Will put the kids to sleep, but may kill you.
May 12, 2008
Leslie Bricusse's adaptation retains the delightful aspects while taking considerable liberty with the plot. His music and lyrics, while containing no smash hits, are admirably suited to the scenario.
May 12, 2008
It's so clumsy and pounding that taking a child to it might be grounds for a visit from family services.
August 14, 2007
Glossy, overlong, but still fun kids' musical with Rex Harrison in good form.
January 26, 2006
[It] almost bankrupted the studio when audiences stayed away in droves. In retrospect, it's not hard to see why.
May 9, 2005
The music is not exceptional, the rendering of the songs lacks variety, and the pace, under Richard Fleischer's direction, is slow and without surprise. Indeed, toward the end it is perfunctory. Things happen mechanically.
February 14, 2005
December 31, 2004
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April 17, 2004
The lush sets and presentation are a big disconnect with the silly story, but that ultimately turns out to be part of the joy of the movie.
March 9, 2004
July 26, 2003
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January 16, 2003
A major factor in the death of the film musical.
August 15, 2002
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