Dr. Dolittle (1998)

Movie review by Ed Grant, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Gimmicky animal tale with Eddie Murphy is crude but funny.

PG-13 1998 85 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 14 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 14 reviews

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age 12+

Full of sexual references and near sex scenarios

We watched this movie because it said 9+ and I live Eddie Murphy. The movie is funny but there are way too many sexual references (sexual innuendos, near sex scenarios, jokes, etc) for kids under 12. If your 8-10 year old doesn know what parents do in the bedroom, they'll pretty much figure it out after watching this movie. I come to this site constantly for age recommendations on movies and this is one of the few I think is totally wrong. I was totally embarrassed watching this with my 10 year old.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
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age 12+

Has adult themes not appropriate for small children

We got this to watch with our children ages 10, 7 and 7. We had read reviews and knew it had language, so we used Clearplay (which skips the bad stuff). But even with the language being muted, it had some stuff we didn't think was appropriate for small children: A bedroom scene that never happens, although the animals sing songs about lovemaking. A very loooong vet scene where a thermometer gets stuck in an animal's butt. (I lost count of the butt jokes.) We turned it off when an animal was seemingly getting ready to jump off a ledge and commit suicide. I'm assuming the animal doesn't jump, but it was over the top for small kids. We turned it off.

This title has:

Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.

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