Dolittle

Dolittle

Blu-ray Disc - 2020
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After losing his wife seven years earlier, the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle, famed doctor and veterinarian of Queen Victoria's England, hides behind the walls of Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company. But when the young queen falls gravely ill, a reluctant Dolittle is forced to set sail on an epic adventure to a mythical island in search of a cure. The doctor is joined on his quest by a young, self-appointed apprentice and a raucous coterie of animal friends.
Publisher: Universal City, Califonia : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2020]
Edition: Blu-ray widescreen version.
Copyright Date: ©2020
Characteristics: 1 Blu-ray disc (102 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm.
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vickmeister
Oct 04, 2020

Robert Downey Jr. is pretty entertaining in whatever movie he finds himself in, and he was probably the best part of this movie. I think it had a lot of potential, with lovely settings and some high caliber actors lending their talents both in person and voicing the animals. Unfortunately it ended up being a loud, chaotic mess. I just don't understand why people seem to think kids' movies have to be packed to the gills with noise and pointless action. There were a few good jokes mixed in where I laughed out loud but overall I found it disappointing.

RandomLibrarian Oct 03, 2020

This movie was boring and ridiculous. I don't know what Robert Downey Jr was doing with his voice, but it was weird and annoying. Kids might enjoy the talking animals and the body function jokes (especially with the dragon towards the end), but as an adult I found it tedious and annoying.

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2020lib
Oct 03, 2020

When Dr. Dolittle came out in 1998 (22-years-ago) Starring EDDIE MURPHY (as John Dolittle), it was hilarious (extremely funny) seeing an Animal Doctor talking to animals, for the first time.
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This re-adaptation of 2020 DVD movie "DOLITTLE", starring ROBERT DOWNEY, Jr. (IS NOT FUNNY AT ALL). The main character never really talks to the animals (The Animals do most of the talking) [1.anxious gorilla, 2.enthusiastic duck, 3.cynical ostrich, 4.upbeat polar bear, 5.headstrong parrot and the squirrel who wanted revenge on the apprentice who shot the squirrel in the stomach].
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The original Dr. Dolittle was an AMERICAN MADE MOVIE by 20th Century Fox [ Box Office Sales (Gross USA was $144.2M) ]. This 2020 version "ENGLAND (U.K.) MADE MOVIE" by Universal Pictures [Box Office (Gross USA) only $77.0M] "Nearly less than 1/2 as many individuals, went to the Movie Theaters to watch Newest version".
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In this rendition: Supposely, ROBERT DOWNEY, Jr. (as Dolittle) was to cure the QUEEN OF ENGLAND from being poisoned; a very reluctant Dolittle is forced to set sail on an adventure to a mythical island in search of a cure.
But ROBERT DOWNEY, Jr. *never does anything*. The doctor is joined by a young, self-appointed apprentice
(Harry Collett) - who does most of the work; curing the Queen of England from the poision she was given by one of the guards.
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I enjoyed seeing the "Fire-Breathing-Dragon", that it swallowed a BAGPIPE and had a tummy-ache.
And, when Dr. Dolittle removed that instrument from her stomach, it shows a large gust of wind, as it was being dislodged.
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For some reason - ACTUAL MOVIE CRITICS "DID NOT LIKE THIS 2020 version" either; but the audience viewers thought it was better then the critics (with 76% likeability).
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[In my opinion] - I did not like (did not enjoy) most of this 1hr 41min DVD movie [ as agreed upon with ...
ROTTEN TOMATOES popular movie review website (14% ROTTEN MOVIE) ]
My OWN RATING of this 2020 DOLITTLE dvd VERSION = 1-STARS-out of 5

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Alyxwrites
Sep 30, 2020

"Overall, I saw this movie with my mom and we had a good time. She loves RDJ and I really like him as well and he’s always fun to watch. We laughed a lot together and I think there is a lot to like about it. It’s bright, it has a beautiful look to it, the CGI animation is really good for the most part on the animals, except that dragon. I didn’t think that was as good as it could have been..." copy and paste the link below for the rest of the review!
https://alyxwrites.blog/2020/02/01/movie-review-dolittle-2019/

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hooppii
Sep 24, 2020

What a waste of RBJ's talents. This might entertain kids but quite a bit of a disappointment. Storyline was not good, animation not realistic, and so on. The characters were all unconvincing. Looks like poor directing. I skipped to the end after about 20 minutes just to close the loop. A real let down.

😿 You have to admire Hollywood's persistence. They keep trying to make Dr. Dolittle movies. In the books, Dr. D. never has any cats.

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blue_panda_4979
Sep 15, 2020

A okay movie.

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dipity
Sep 04, 2020

Disappointing given the trailers and lead actor. Was expecting something on the caliber of original and Eddie Murphy remakes, but found the cast uninspiring, the animals mostly had American accents and Dolittle a bad midlands/Welsh one. Animal graphics of course excellent, but the unneccessary Potter-esque dragon did nothing for the plot. No redeeming factors.

JCLHeatherM Aug 30, 2020

The 2020 film is not a musical like the 1967 version, or a comedy film like the 1998 version, but is rather more of a spectacle. There's bright colors, loud noises, talking animals, and plenty of pointless action that doesn't amount to very much in the plot department. Cantankerous John Dolittle has exiled himself after the death of his beloved wife and it takes a request from the Queen to get him up and back to work among the living. While not a terrible film, there's nothing truly great or outstanding either.

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IrishMoon
Aug 29, 2020

I'm not really sure how I feel about this film, nor exactly how to describe it. If you are expecting a recognizable remake of either the original or Eddy Murphy's remake of Dr. Dolittle, you won't find it in this film. My best description of it would be "Dr. Dolittle" meets "The House with a clock in Its Walls", except that the latter kept my full attention throughout and this film did not. The The graphics were absolutley gorgeous and I loved Emma Thompson in it. Other than that, my daughter and I spent most of the movie trying to figure out how we felt about it. My 12 year granddaughter, on the other hand, thought it was pretty good and suggested I give it a 4-star rating. She said she was glad she watched it, but when I asked if she'd want to watch a sequel if they made one, she told me it would depend on what else was going on (when her typical response to that question is, "Well, duh? Of course, I do !")

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Oct 03, 2020

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Sep 15, 2020

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