Meet Dave (2008)



Critic Consensus: Easy gags and slack direction drag this occasionally clever alien-out-of-planet comedy down to unimaginative lows.

Movie Info

With their home planet in danger and no place in the known universe to seek shelter, a desperate crew of miniature alien humanoids boards a human spacecraft in hopes of saving their doomed world. Eddie Murphy stars in a sci-fi comedy that re-teams the longtime comic actor with Norbit director Brian Robbins.

Rating: PG (for bawdy and suggestive humor, action and some language)
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Bill Corbett, Rob Greenberg, Robert Greenberg
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 25, 2008
Box Office: $11.6M
20th Century Fox - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Meet Dave

All Critics (104) | Top Critics (31)

This is made-for-TV material dressed up by Eddie Murphy's participation into a theatrical release.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Top Critic

Better than average but not worth phoning home about.

Full Review… | July 17, 2008
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Even for a high-concept, lowbrow summer release Meet Dave is drab, shoddy work.

Full Review… | July 16, 2008
Time Out
Top Critic

I might even go out on a limb and actually say that Meet Dave is, um, good.

Full Review… | October 21, 2014

I'm sure a more refined filmmaker could've squeezed the premise tighter for sophisticated laughs, but as family-angled sci-fi comedies go, Dave is actually quite agreeable. Who knew Murphy still had some fun left in him?

Full Review… | June 2, 2010

A comedian known for his brash wit and go-for-broke charm, Murphy used to be willing to say anything to get a laugh. Now, he's clearly willing to do anything.

Full Review… | December 17, 2009

Audience Reviews for Meet Dave



If it didn't depend on dozens of cliche's I might have actually enjoyed it. There are some funny moments in Meet Dave but still it's an odball, unoriginal and kind of creepy movie. It's not terrible, it's not as bad as Daddy Day Care or Norbit but it's still highly average and a massive misfire for children's taste due to some scary moments and a considerable amount of violence.

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Very funny and endearing childrens film, pity it was only in the theaters for about 2 weeks

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Michael Edwards

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A very funny Movie Far More then I expected. I laughed all through the movie. Eddie Murphy played an excellent part. Elizabeth Banks was simply beautiful. A great family movie, nothing that can be shown to any age, clean throughout. 4 1/2 stars

Bruce Bruce

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