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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    Lina LecaroL.A. Weekly
    There's a lot of big name voices in Dolittle, the whimsical new adventure starring Robert Downey Jr. as the famed doc who talks to animals, but unfortunately they are as wasted as one might expect.
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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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    Peter BradshawGuardian
    It really is horribly inert, and every time Downey opens his mouth to say something unintelligible, the film dies a bit more.
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    Scott MarksSan Diego Reader
    It is with deep and abiding regret that we report the passing of Robert Downey, Jr. - one of the last of his generation of trailblazers - over to the dark side.
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    Olly RichardsTime Out
    Another Doctor Dolittle adaptation, another apology owing to the animal kingdom.
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    Noah BerlatskyChicago Reader
    Of course, it's just a children's film. But silly plots often are silly because they're taking the cultural path of least resistance...
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    Liam De BrùnFilm Ireland Magazine
    A bore that will struggle to entertain the youngest of audience members.
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    Sarah MarrsLainey Gossip
    Dolittle is the worst kind of mess: a boring one.
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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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