Dolittle

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  • Dolittle may be enough to entertain very young viewers, but they deserve better than this rote adaptation's jumbled story and stale humor.
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    Tony BakerTony Baker Comedy
    It's for the kids, and it wasn't a strong script at all... and a lot of the jokes fell flat.
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    David NusairReel Film Reviews
    The degree to which Dolittle eventually winds up alienating the viewer is actually rather surprising...
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    Linda CookQuad City Times (Davenport, IA)
    Do little to see this CGI train wreck.
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    Tara BradyIrish Times
    This nothingness doesn't even have the good grace to be a bad movie. The low-point of every single career involved.
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    Paul WhitingtonIrish Independent
    This is a rickety, badly planned film, full of lazy Cgi, plot non-sequiturs and dodgy Welsh accents, not least Mr Downey's.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    Dolittle ought to have ... done less.
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    James HantonStarburst
    Dolittle at times borders on the unforgivingly terrible. All the magic ingredients were there, yet the end result is empty, unsatisfying, and instantly forgettable.
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    Matthew BondThe Mail on Sunday (UK)
    Yes, less than a year after the aptly named Avengers: Endgame, he gives one of the worst performances of his career in a film that may make a few small children giggle (forgive them, they know no better) but disappoints on so many levels.
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    Edward PorterSunday Times (UK)
    It's as if the makers had a weird plan to convince us the animals were utterly real - by implying that the only way to put them on screen was to film at random and cut the footage into any form possible.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    It's symptomatic of an awkward, unwieldy movie that has lots of material to show you and lots of surface distractions, but nothing at all to say.
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