DOLITTLE (Theatrical Release India 2019)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.8|5.0 Starsììì 

Dolittle chooses Robert Downey Jr. for the lead part of Dr. Dolittle. It’s an absolutely perfect casting choice for looks and talent, but there is strength of presence that seems lacking. Animals are voiced by big names in Hollywood and are some of the best elements of the movie. The movie has built good comedic dialogue throughout that can be welcomed. While it is not a WOW! movie it seems to lean toward the classic presentation of Rex Harrison’s version of Dr. Dolittle. At times one gets the impression that Downey resembles Rex Harrison in style of presentation. 

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Dr. Dolittle talks to the animals. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Stephen Gaghan for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Zachary Roth, Sarah Bradshaw, Robert Downey Jr., and Jonathan Liebesman for making the film possible. Characters/cast include:  Dr. John Dolittle (Robert Downey Jr.), King Rassouli), Dr. Blair Mudfly (Michael Sheen), Lord Thomas Badgley (Jim Broadbent), Queen Victoria (Jesse Buckley), Tommy Stubbins (Harry Collett), and Poly (Voice of Emma Thompson). 

Buy a ticket
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Maybe. The camerawork and visual effects carry the movie along as does the acting skill of Robert Downey, Jr.  But, it does not serve entertainment value as well as Around the World in 80 Days, both the original 1956 film or its 2004 remake. For a wonderful night out with wife and children, choose the latter movies.

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