Metascore
46

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 20
  2. Negative: 5 out of 20

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Critic Reviews

  1. 90
    Dr. Dolittle is a zoo-and a blast. [6 July 1998, p. 67]
  2. Director Betty Thomas demonstrates her expertise at keeping indulgence at bay in even the coarsest of comic situations.
  3. 75
    Too many adults have a tendency to confuse bad taste with evil influences; it's hard for them to see that the activities in "Doctor Dolittle,'' while rude and vulgar, are not violent or anti-social. The movie will not harm anyone.
User Score
6.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Mar 29, 2015
    7
    Wildly of laughs on animals that Eddie Murphy has the ability to communicate with. Not as noble or feel-good as Babe but its own level just asWildly of laughs on animals that Eddie Murphy has the ability to communicate with. Not as noble or feel-good as Babe but its own level just as amazing that the filmmakers could pull this off as well as they do. This film is truly for the entire family. Full Review »
  2. Sep 27, 2013
    5
    Not a very good movie: just an average Eddie Murphy comedy. Not that funny, just amusing. Not very interesting, just yawn-worthy. You can seeNot a very good movie: just an average Eddie Murphy comedy. Not that funny, just amusing. Not very interesting, just yawn-worthy. You can see where I'm going with this. Full Review »
  3. Jul 3, 2013
    8
    You're gonna have a lot fun with Eddie Murphy in this movie if you haven' seen it! Great acting and likable story, i'm giving it a 7.5/10,You're gonna have a lot fun with Eddie Murphy in this movie if you haven' seen it! Great acting and likable story, i'm giving it a 7.5/10, with the Metacritic system 8/10 Full Review »