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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    Allison RoseFlickDirect
    Robert Downey, Jr. makes Dolittle what it is
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    Bob ChipmanEscapist Magazine
    The only consistent element is noting that Robert Downey Jr is officially powerful enough as a top-billed star that once he decided to start doing this particular 'funny' accent as Dolittle... nobody was able to stop him.
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    Sean ChandlerSean Chandler Talks About
    There are moments of fun, but this is an otherwise disappointing start to Robert Downey Jr.'s post-MCU career.
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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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