Doctor Dolittle Reviews

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.
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.