Dave

Dave

94%
  • PG-13, 1 hr. 50 min.
  • Comedy, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Ivan Reitman
    In Theaters:
    May 7, 1993 Wide
    On DVD:
    Apr 28, 1998
  • Warner Bros.
  • Dave
    2 minutes 7 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008

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Dave Reviews

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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An overall mood of sweetness may help one to forgive the archaic and childish aspects of the would-be analysis, which splits everyone between angels and devils.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

February 2, 2009
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Borrowing its premise from Capra, Reitman could have been titled his comedy, "Mr. Dave Goes to Washington," with Kevin Kline playing a Cooper-Stewart role, an ordinary man who becomes extraordinary due to a combo of circumstances and personality.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: 4/5

June 10, 2006
Stephen Garrett
Time Out
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A buoyant comedy in the Capra tradition.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Solid "imposter" film with Kline tailor-made as a presidential look-alike getting the chance to play the White House.

| Original Score: 4/5

April 30, 2005
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com

A naive political nightmare masquerading as a likable feel-good flick. But it's okay, I can deal.

| Original Score: 4/5

December 16, 2004
Michael H. Price
Fort Worth Business Press

Darned near the Second Coming of Capra in Reitman's account of common decency under siege by political treacheries.

| Original Score: 4/5

December 8, 2004
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Thoroughly winning political comedy

| Original Score: 4/5

November 12, 2004
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Arrant nonsense mixed with goo.

| Original Score: 2/5

February 11, 2004
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

This film is a delightful social fable which celebrates the Good Samaritan idealism of an ordinary citizen who actually makes a difference in Washington

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

July 12, 2003
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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In spite of this sogginess, and despite a self-congratulatory, do-gooder streak that the film discovers within Dave, this comedy remains bright and buoyant much of the way through.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

May 20, 2003
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Very entertaining! Stupid entertainment, sure, but it's a lot of fun!

| Original Score: 4/5

April 30, 2003
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Reitman has just the right touch in this film about a presidential impersonator who enjoys an extended stay in the White House and develops an appreciation for politics.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: 4/4

March 23, 2003
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Charming comedy.

| Original Score: 4/5

November 24, 2002
Clint Morris
Moviehole

Nothing but entertaining - a sheer delight from beginning to end. Kline is a marvel.

| Original Score: 3/5

September 19, 2002
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

An excellent old-fashioned political comedy. Kevin Kline is just flawless.

| Original Score: 4.5/5

July 25, 2002
Stephen Farber
Movieline

Capraesque without being cloying.

Full Review Source: Movieline

January 9, 2002
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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[Mixes] comedy and corn with surprising savvy.

May 12, 2001
Brian Lowry
Variety
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A delightful, buoyant new take on an old theme.

Full Review Source: Variety

February 13, 2001
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Wonderful lighthearted entertainment.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Fun and well-made.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: high +1 out of -4..+4

January 1, 2000
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