Review: Dolittle (2020)
Dr. John Dolittle lives in solitude behind the high walls of his lush manor in 19th-century England. His only companionship comes from an array of exotic animals that he speaks to on a daily basis. But when young Queen Victoria becomes gravely ill, the eccentric doctor and his furry friends embark on an epic adventure to a mythical island to find the cure.
Dolittle is a cheesy and uninspired film. As much as I love RDJ, this film was just too painful to watch. Small children may enjoy the film for its comical animals but if goofy faces and relatively tame potty jokes aren't considered peak humor to you then you might want to walk away from this one also. The story is very predictable and boring. The sets were very colorful but still managed to look cheap and artificial. Even with its dazzling cast of live and voice actors, the characters were all surprisingly forgettable and one dimensional. This film is a disappointment and you will be better of watching something else.
Swin: 2/10 - Avoid.
Directed by: Stephen Gaghan
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
MPAA Rating: Rated PG for some action, rude humor and brief language
Runtime: 101 min