Meet Dave Reviews

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Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
October 21, 2014
I might even go out on a limb and actually say that Meet Dave is, um, good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
June 2, 2010
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 | Original Score: B-
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 6, 2009
...one could certainly do much worse as far as Murphy's family-friendly output goes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
July 25, 2008
certainly a step up from Norbit...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
July 21, 2008
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.
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
July 18, 2008
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
July 13, 2008
After a myriad of disappointing films, Murphy finally appears in a funny, inventive movie. If you like to smile and laugh, this is highly recommended.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
July 12, 2008
It's not every day Eddie Murphy releases something that doesn't make you want to rip your eyes out. In its own way, it is a fun movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
July 11, 2008
Meet Dave alone may not radically change the course of Eddie Murphy's drooping career. But it is, at least, a little olive branch held out to his audience. And that's better than Nil.
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
July 11, 2008
Dumbfoundingly erratic, for the most part, but smart and funny from time to time, especially when Mr. Murphy, in the pseudo-person of the spaceship, tries to imitate earthling behavior.
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 11, 2008
Aside from some unnecessarily crude stereotypes, Eddie Murphy's least-painful comedy in years has a certain peculiar charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
July 11, 2008
The summer popcorn flick manages to deliver more than the standard sci-fi send-up, thanks to a solid supporting cast -- most of whom come from TV -- that help bolster Murphy's average work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
July 11, 2008
Director Brian Robbins keeps things moving along briskly and maintains a genial air throughout; all that plus an air-conditioned theatre makes Meet Dave a good bet for family viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Tom Long
Detroit News
July 11, 2008
It's a silly kid's movie, nothing more. But for some, this may be a chance to meet Eddie.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm
July 11, 2008
It's about time this guy realized he doesn't need those Norbit prosthetics.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Joe Leydon
Variety
July 10, 2008
Cynics may expect the worst of another Eddie Murphy vehicle involving extraterrestrials -- insert joke about The Adventures of Pluto Nash here -- but that only makes Meet Dave all the more pleasant a surprise.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
July 10, 2008
In Meet Dave, family-friendly as a Fourth of July picnic, Murphy and Norbit director Brian Robbins redeem themselves with a performance and scenario that might have been developed for Steve Martin.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Matt Pais
Metromix.com
July 10, 2008
Contrary to appearances Meet Dave isn't terrible, with several laugh-out-loud moments funnier than anything in, say, a month.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
July 9, 2008
Heralding a return to form for Eddie Murphy, this cleverly conceived and executed sci-fi comedy offers plenty of laughs for all ages.
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Entertainment Weekly
July 9, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: B

Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
May 7, 2009
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
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