Reviews: Dolittle (2020)

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  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Oddly, the film continually seems to echo “Pirates of the Caribbean” with its star, a once great independent artist now selling out to franchises eccentrically outfitted and weirdly accented
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: The things that don’t work about Dolittle are mostly the kind of mundane and bland elements that many films aimed at young audiences suffer from, but the occasional strange choice will certainly bring you pause every fifteen minutes, and to anyone in the right mood, a lot of twisted pleasure at seeing so much money being burned on screen.
  • Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: Dolittle is the complete opposite of Iron Man — though both can be a little surly — allowing Downey, Jr. to demonstrate he’s still got some tricks up his sleeve.
  • [New] | Courtney Howard @ Variety
    • Excerpt: What should have been an awe-filled adventure quickly curdles into an awful one, thanks to a pedestrian formula and the filmmakers’ fixation on fart jokes.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge
    • Excerpt: No animals were harmed in the making of this movie. Just careers.
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: Downey was having his annual screening of Syriana and decided Stephen Gaghan was the perfect person to come on and direct a film about an eccentric doctor who talks to animals.
  • [New] | Frank Ochieng @ Flick Feast
    • Excerpt: [A] cinematic animal trap. The high-paid human element of Hollywood’s who’s who of participants signed on the dotted line to appear in this forgettable pest control sideshow.
  • Eddie Pasa @ DC Filmdom
  • [New] | Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]