(a film review by Mark R. Leeper)

DOLITTLE: This is a reboot of the 1967 and 1998 films (both titled DOCTOR DOLITTLE, the first starring Rex Harrison, the second Eddie Murphy) of Hugh Lofting's book. This version stars Robert Downey, Jr., and does not have the pushmi-pullyu that appeared in the previous two films. It demonstrates the current state of CGI, though some have criticized the implementation. As is common these days, various celebrities use their voices for the voices of the animals. This is a film that starts out looking like it might be an exciting pirate story, but eventually the excitement wears off. Released 01/17/20; available on Amazon Prime and on DVD. Rating: high +1 (-4 to +4)

					Mark R. Leeper
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