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Dr. Dolittle (1998)

5.41 h 25 min1998X-RayPG-13
HD. Animal logic makes a mess out of nutty pet doctor Eddie Murphy in this riotous updating of the classic 1967 family musical.
Betty Thomas
Eddie MurphyOssie DavisOliver Platt
English [CC]
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John DavisJoseph M. SingerDavid T. Friendly
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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Evelyn MurdachReviewed in the United States on January 27, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
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The innuendos are very off putting! The language is not appreciated for a family that wanted to sit down and enjoy a movie that was supposed to be for a FAMILY. I DO NOT recommend this at all
8 people found this helpful
A.Reviewed in the United States on April 27, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Not for kids!
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Not a child's movie. Swearing and adult themes. Don't think it would hold an adults attention though. Too crude for children. Only watched about fifteen minutes and had to shut it off. Waste of money. Should of brought the grandkids out for ice cream instead.
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BobReviewed in the United States on May 9, 2022
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Just saw the one with Robert Downey Jr. with the kids and wanted them to see the one I saw growing up. Both are good in their own respect but Eddie Murphy is gold in this one. Very enjoyable film and it arrived when I expected it in excellent condition
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H.Reviewed in the United States on April 25, 2020
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Way to much bad language for a kids/family movie night.
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Hannah ForthReviewed in the United States on March 20, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
I love this movie!
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After I received this fil, I pulled out the original (Rex Harrison) and watched it. You know, see them in order. OMG! What was I thinking? While I realize they are very different types of movie, I had forgotten that ANY resembalence to the two is purely coincidental!!!
Further more, the original is awful. Bad songs, bad puppets, bad script! While I will never get rid of the original (I have very fond memories from childhood (where I apparently chose seriously bad cinema) or my tastes have changed drastically! I think it may be a bit of both. Here's my advice...get both. The old one is considered a classic, and kids adore it. I think that's enough reason. As for the Eddie Murphy version, get it. It is a funny and magical ride.
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Jason SturgesReviewed in the United States on September 20, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Very good movie. Worth buying.
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This a funny film for adults. I've added it to my movie collection because it entertained me. I like the idea of talking animals. I wish our pets could talk to us. Because there would be a lot less lonely people in the world. It would be nice if we could come home from a hard days work & sit down with our pets & carry on a real conversation with them. Your pets would always be understanding & always take your side cause they wouldn't know any better. LOL I loved this movie. I like Eddie Murphy too. Worth buying.
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B. PearceReviewed in the United States on March 27, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
A hit in my house.
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Great Movie! Watched again with my MIL. She really had a good time watching this. We will be watching Dr. Dolittle 2 very soon! I think it's much better than the original, although the original was a musical and is hard to compare the two versions because of that. I am partial to musicals. This version added some very funny elements to the story that kept it moving at a good pace with frequent laughs. Good family fun!
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wenrog4Reviewed in the United States on June 3, 2013
4.0 out of 5 stars
Great Movie....Not so great case
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My family loves this movie and I was having some trouble finding it. I found it here and it was sold by another company and fulfilled by Amazon. The movie itself works great but I was disappointed with the case that it came in. It was not a standard size dvd case. It was a flimsy slim case so that is why I took one star off the rating. I wish that would have been in the notes somewhere because I would have not ordered this one. Most people will not care about the case but I do. I collect movies and I like for them to be stored in a case that cannot be easily broken.
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