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Based on 20 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 25
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    Runs out of ideas long before the projector runs out of film. show more

  • 50
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Dr. Dolittle does do a lot of stuff right. [ 26 June 1998, p. 12 E] show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    An on-again, arf-again comedy. [26 June 1998, p. 54] show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    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 Dolittle,'' while rude and vulgar, are not violent or anti-social. The movie will not harm anyone. show more

  • 50
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Examiner

    The talented Murphy is appealing here, performing with sincerity and restraint - a wise choice, since his co-stars are a menagerie of wisecracking animals. show more

  • 38
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    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 pair of rodents. show more

  • 25
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The animals are cute and Murphy gives a lively performance, but as with his remake of "The Nutty Professor," the original is still the best. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Small children should be delighted by the menagerie of chatty critters, but their parents may be less than thrilled by what the animals have to say. show more

  • 20
    Film Threat

    The humor is boring and in most spots inappropriate for children. show more

  • 50
    Russell Smith Austin Chronicle

    Given a choice between the puerile but essentially innocent whimsy of Dr. Dolittle and the dimwitted nastiness of, say, "Dirty Work," parents should be grateful for the Eddie Murphys and Jim Carreys of the world for at least providing a kinder, gentler option. show more

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