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Meet Dave Reviews

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Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com

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 Source: BrianOrndorf.com | Original Score: B-

June 2, 2010
William Goss
Cinematical

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 Source: Cinematical

December 17, 2009
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Failure couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 5, 2009
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...one could certainly do much worse as far as Murphy's family-friendly output goes.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 6, 2009
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

If you think Eddie Murphy lost his mojo about 20 years ago and has been lacking clear comedic judgment ever since, then you've got to see this for confirmation. Or maybe not.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 44/100

January 27, 2009
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

The new film is mildly amusing family entertainment, but when discussing the career of one of our most seasoned comic actors, "mildly amusing" can only be regarded as a letdown.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 1/5

October 18, 2008
Fionnuala Halligan
Screen International

The puzzler that is Eddie Murphy's career continues apace with this low-fi kiddy-oriented affair featuring the comedian as both a human-shaped spaceship called Dave Ming-chang and the commander of said vessel.

Full Review Source: Screen International

October 18, 2008
Xan Brooks
Guardian

There's a delicious irony to the way in which this supposedly heartwarming comedy gives the impression of having itself been devised by a race of extra-terrestrials with only a tentative grasp of what constitutes heart or humour.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 1/5

October 18, 2008
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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This is made-for-TV material dressed up by Eddie Murphy's participation into a theatrical release.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

October 18, 2008
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

den hanei stigmi ap' ta matia toy to one-joke thema toy, kai agkomahaei mehri to telos na soy anamasisei ayta ta mikra paraksena pragmata poy mas kanoyn anthropoys ki enas eksogiinos tha ebriske paranoika

Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses | Original Score: 1.5/5

September 16, 2008
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

certainly a step up from Norbit...

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 2/5

July 25, 2008
Simon Crook
Empire Magazine

Avoid like the plague.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 1/5

July 25, 2008
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

A movie starring Eddie Murphy used to mean something good. Now it just means that you should avoid anything he does at all costs. MEET DAVE is a disaster of epic proportions.

Full Review | Original Score: 0/4

July 21, 2008
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

Heralding a return to form for Eddie Murphy, this cleverly conceived and executed sci-fi comedy offers plenty of laughs for all ages. The considerable challenge for the filmmakers was to streamline three realities and make each one credible.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

July 21, 2008
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

Unless you're a die-hard Eddie Murphy fan, there's no reason for you to 'Meet Dave,' a substandard comedy that should have gone straight to DVD.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4

July 19, 2008
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Likeable sci-fi comedy with some nice ideas and two surprisingly charming performances from Eddie Murphy, though it's not as funny as it could have been.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

July 18, 2008
Tim Grierson
L.A. Weekly
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Better than average but not worth phoning home about.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

July 17, 2008
Victor Olliver
Teletext

Doug Cooper - There's the odd chuckle to be had, it's fast-paced and colourful ... but overall it's over-stuffed and chaotic.

Full Review Source: Teletext | Original Score: 2/5

July 17, 2008
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Murphy far outshines the material.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 16, 2008
Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine

Contrary to what its altogether hideous advertising campaign would have you think, the latest collaboration between Eddie Murphy and Norbit director Brian Robbins is not, in fact, the worst movie ever made.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 16, 2008
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