Dr. Dolittle Movie Review 1998

Information and Film Reviews for Dr. Dolittle the Movie

Staff rating


Visitor rating
2.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Loose non-musical adaption of the 1967 movie has Eddie Murphy playing straight man to a group of furry friends voiced by the likes of Chris Rock, Garry Shandling and Albert Brooks. He is reduced to reacting lamely, and is upstaged throughout by the wisecracking critters created by Jim Henson's Creature Shop. Fellow humans Dr. Weller (Platt) and Calloway (Boyle) are shallow villains created to prop up a shaky plot involving the corporate takeover of Dolittle's vet clinic. May contain a bit too much bathroom humor for some family tastes. No animals were harmed during the making of this movie, but there was probably cruel and unusual treatment of the interns involving pooper-scoopers.

Distribution

Fox Home Entertainment, PO Box 900, Beverly Hills, CA 90213, Phone: (310)369-3900, Toll-free: 888-223-4FOX, Fax: (310)369-5811, URL: http://www.foxmovies.com/index1.html, Remarks: Also known as Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 85 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Wild Kingdom, Doctors & Nurses, Corporate Shenanigans, Flatulence, Talking Animals, Top Grossing Films of 1998, Veterinarians, Family Comedy, Family Ties, Monkeyshines, San Francisco, King of Beasts (Dogs)
Screenplay
Nat Mauldin, Larry Levin
Cast
Eddie Murphy, Oliver Platt, Peter Boyle, Jeffrey Tambor, Ossie Davis, Richard Schiff, Kyla Pratt, Raven, Steven Gilborn
Cinematography
Russell Boyd
Director
Betty Thomas
Music
Richard Gibbs
Other
Julie Kavner, Albert Brooks, Chris Rock, John Leguizamo, Garry Shandling, Norm MacDonald, Reni Santoni, Paul (Pee-wee Herman) Reubens, Gilbert Gottfried
Producer
20th Century-Fox

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