Family Adventure


Dr Doolittle must save the Queen to retain Doolittle Mansion, the home to a menagerie of animals with whom he can talk.

"Dolittle" is action-based with a frenetic pace, there are many adversaries, and one or more of the characters are in peril at any given time. Therein lies a problem as there's a squad of overexcitable creatures and every scene is played out as some sort of do or die effort. The movie suffers from a surfeit of stakes and in the end, it's hard to invest much into the various hazards and conquests. All talk and too much action.

Anne Murphy

Wide Release 16th January 2020
Universal Pictures 101 mins