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5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

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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
  1. Reviewed by: Veronica Chambers
    90
    Dr. Dolittle is a zoo-and a blast. [6 July 1998, p. 67]
  2. Reviewed by: Suzanne O'Connor
    60
    There is the language to consider, but despite the film's slow start, small children should take to the idea of communicating with animals.
  3. 40
    Nat Mauldin and Larry Levin's screenplay, indifferently directed by Betty Thomas, is simply an excuse for tired scatological jokes involving animal characters with the voices of well-known actors.