Dr. Dolittle Synopsis
A 20th-century doctor (Eddie Murphy) can talk with animals.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Director Betty Thomas demonstrates her expertise at keeping indulgence at bay in even the coarsest of comic situations.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Too many adults have a tendency to confuse bad taste with evil influences; it's hard for them to see that the activities in "Doctor...
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
An on-again, arf-again comedy. [26 June 1998, p. 54]
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50

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Small children should be delighted by the menagerie of chatty critters, but their parents may be less than thrilled by what the animals...
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50

San Francisco Examiner

By Walter Addiego
The talented Murphy is appealing here, performing with sincerity and restraint - a wise choice, since his co-stars are a menagerie of...
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50

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
Dr. Dolittle does do a lot of stuff right. [ 26 June 1998, p. 12 E]
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38

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
It's a cloying, humorless motion picture whose only assets are the work of Jim Henson's Creature Shop and a couple of good one-liners by a...
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
Runs out of ideas long before the projector runs out of film.
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25

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The animals are cute and Murphy gives a lively performance, but as with his remake of "The Nutty Professor," the original is still the...
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20

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The humor is boring and in most spots inappropriate for children.
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Rated PG-13
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 8+ This gimmicky animal tale is crude but funny.
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