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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Terrence Rafferty
New Yorker
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After the promisingly nasty beginning, the filmmakers settle into a sort of campaign mode, lulling and flattering the audience with a fairy-tale vision of the common man's victory over the Washington establishment.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

August 2, 2013
Leah Rozen
People Magazine

As Kline begins to take his presidential duties seriously, the comedy seeps out, a listless civic-mindedness drifts in like fog off the Potomac.

Full Review Source: People Magazine

August 2, 2013
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Arrant nonsense mixed with goo.

| Original Score: 2/5

February 11, 2004
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Despite the familiar echoes, the film works more often than it should. Without the charming Kevin Kline in two roles, plot problems would yawn like sinkholes.

Full Review Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

August 2, 2013
Maria Llull
Common Sense Media

Pleasant comedy for older kids and up.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

January 2, 2011
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
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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A highly-enjoyable, fresh, and energetic motion picture that even the most hard-bitten cynic will be hard-pressed to condemn.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Charming comedy.

| Original Score: 4/5

November 24, 2002
John Ferguson
Radio Times

[A] delightful, gentle satire on the Washington political scene.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 4/5

August 2, 2013
James Rocchi
Netflix

| Original Score: 4.5/5

November 7, 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 Hunter
Baltimore Sun

Reitman keeps coming up with bouncy new directions to take the somewhat predictable material, greatly helped by Kline's bounce.

Full Review Source: Baltimore Sun | Original Score: 3/4

August 2, 2013
Clint Morris
Moviehole

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

| Original Score: 3/5

September 19, 2002
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
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
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 3/5

October 11, 2002
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
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide

| Original Score: 3/5

September 2, 2003
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire

| Original Score: 3/5

January 20, 2005
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
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