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When Queen Victoria falls ill, reclusive doctor John Dolittle (Robert Downey Jr.) and his animal companions go on a journey to find a cure.
When Queen Victoria falls ill, reclusive doctor John Dolittle (Robert Downey Jr.) and his animal companions go on a journey to find a cure.
==Why It Sucks==
# Crude humor throughout the film.
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#* One big example is an inappropriate scene where Dr. Dolittle literally pulls objects like a bagpipe out of a dragon's butt.
# There is hardly any plot, which makes the film very confusing. In fact, many of the subplots are never resolved.
# Poor acting, even from Robert Downey Jr, which is inexcusable because he gave a great performance in '''''both''''' the {{Greatest|Iron Man|Iron|note=no}} [[Iron Man 2|Man]] {{Greatest|Iron Man 3|movies}} {{Greatest|The Avengers|and|note=no}} {{Greatest|Avengers: Age of Ultron|the|note=no}} {{Greatest|Avengers: Infinity War|Avengers|note=no}} {{Greatest|Avengers: Endgame|movies|note=}}.
#* Robert Downey Jr. does a poor job in doing a Welsh accent for his character.
#* Also, most of the animals' voice actors sound almost bored.
# Pointless one-liners from the talking animals, some of which are too modern for Victorian England.
# The sound mixing is pretty bad.
# The characters are rather bland and forgettable.
# Stephen Gaghan, who is known for directing gritty films such as ''Syriana'', was a poor choice to direct the film.
#* Following [[Corruption in Test Screening|poor test screenings]] due to Stephen Gaghan's original script's gritty tone, director Jonathan Liebesman orchestrated 21 days of re-shoots, which took a toll on the film's budget. He also hired Chris McKay to help write new material after it became clear from first cuts that the comedy elements of the film were not coming together as well as the producers had hoped.
# There is a cartoonish-looking dragonfly that looks completely out-of-place in comparison to the more realistic animals.
==Redeeming Qualities==
==Redeeming Qualities==

Revision as of 00:48, 26 October 2020

The only funny joke of the entire movie is that this exists.
Genre: Fantasy
Starring: Robert Downey Jr.
Antonio Banderas
Michael Sheen
Emma Thompson
Rami Malek
John Cena
Kumail Nanjiani
Octavia Spencer
Tom Holland
Craig Robinson
Ralph Fiennes
Selena Gomez
Marion Cotillard
Photography: Guillermo Navarro
Release Date: January 17, 2020
Runtime: 102 minutes
Country: United States

Dolittle is a 2020 American fantasy adventure film directed by Stephen Gaghan, based on the Doctor Dolittle books by Hugh Lofting. The film stars Robert Downey Jr., Jim Broadbent, Antonio Banderas and Michael Sheen in live-action roles; as well as the voices of Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, John Cena, Kumail Nanjiani, Octavia Spencer, Tom Holland, Craig Robinson, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, Marion Cotillard, and Carmen Ejogo.


When Queen Victoria falls ill, reclusive doctor John Dolittle (Robert Downey Jr.) and his animal companions go on a journey to find a cure.

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Redeeming Qualities

  1. Solid visual effects.
  2. An excellent score from veteran composer Danny Elfman.
  3. The film is more faithful to the original stories than Dr. Dolittle (1998).
  4. The ending song "Original" by Sia is pretty good, even though this was the only song featured in this movie.
  5. The opening sequence is solidly animated.


Dolittle has received negative reviews from critics, including 18% on Rotten Tomatoes, and 27 on Metacritic. Rotten Tomatoes' consensus was that the film "may be enough to entertain very young viewers, but they deserve better than this rote adaptation's jumbled story and stale humor".

However, the film had mixed reception from audiences, including a "B" from Cinemascore; and a 4.5 (from families) and 2.5 (from General Audiences) from PostTrak.

The film's budget has been estimated at $175 million. On its opening weekend, Dolittle opened in third place with $21,844,045. Universal is estimated to lose between $50 to $100 million.



  • Robert Downey Jr. had considered the film to be a passion project.

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