• 2020
  • US
  • 1h 41min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Stephen Gaghan
  • Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, John Cena, Kumail Nanjiani, Octavia Spencer, Tom Holland, Craig Robinson, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, Marion Cotillard
  • UK release: 7 February 2020

Dr Dolittle (Downey) is grieving the death of his wife Lily when a young boy (Collett) and Lady Rose (Laniado) both come to ask him for help. The plot is a barely connected bunch of scenes, action sequences are hinted at but unrealised. The worst adaptation of Hugh Lofting’s stories to date: all this talent wasted in a big furry disappointment.

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3 Feb 20202 stars

Robert Downey Jr can't salvage a costly remake distinctly lacking in animal magic

Hugh Lofting's classic children's stories about a doctor who can talk to animals have been adapted for the big screen over the years with seriously mixed results – from the slow 1967 Rex Harrison musical, to the forgettable 1998 update (complete with…

Michael Sheen's 'liberating' Dolittle experience

19 Jan 2020

Film gossip

Michael Sheen says working with "imaginary" animals on 'Dolittle' was both "liberating" and a "challenge". The 50-year-old actor plays Dr. Blair Müdfly, an enemy of the titular veterinarian Dr. Dolittle (Robert Downey Jr.) – who can speak with animals…

Robert Downey Jr reveals Doctor Dolittle voice cast

28 Mar 2018

Film gossip

Robert Downey Jr. has revealed the voice cast of the upcoming 'Doctor Dolittle' reboot. The 52-year-old 'Iron Man' star is set to take the lead role in Universal Pictures' 'The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle', and now has taken to Instagram to reveal the…

Jim Broadbent joins The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle

14 Dec 2017

Film gossip

Jim Broadbent has joined the cast of Robert Downey Jr's 'The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle'. The 68-year-old actor - who has just reprised his role as Mr. Gruber in 'Paddington 2' - will be seen alongside the 'Iron Man' star, who is set to star as the…

Doctor Dolittle handed May 2019 release date

28 Mar 2017

Film gossip

Robert Downey Jr.'s 'Doctor Dolittle' is scheduled to hit cinema screens in May 2019. The 51-year-old Hollywood star - who is, perhaps, most synonymous with Iron Man - recently signed on the play the iconic Doctor John Dolittle in a new movie and…

Robert Downey Jr. to star in The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle

21 Mar 2017

Film gossip

Robert Downey Jr. is set to play Doctor Dolittle in a new take on the famous character who talks to animals. The 51-year-old actor - famous for playing Iron Man in several Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, including 'Avengers Assemble' - is to take the…

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