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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
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
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

certainly a step up from Norbit...

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

July 25, 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
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
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com

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 Source: tonymedley.com | Original Score: 8/10

July 13, 2008
Dustin Putman
DustinPutman.com

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 Source: DustinPutman.com | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 12, 2008
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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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.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

July 11, 2008
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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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.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

July 11, 2008
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Aside from some unnecessarily crude stereotypes, Eddie Murphy's least-painful comedy in years has a certain peculiar charm.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

July 11, 2008
Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
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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 Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 11, 2008
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

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 Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 2.5/5

July 11, 2008
Tom Long
Detroit News
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It's a silly kid's movie, nothing more. But for some, this may be a chance to meet Eddie.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B-

July 11, 2008
Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm

It's about time this guy realized he doesn't need those Norbit prosthetics.

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

July 11, 2008
Joe Leydon
Variety
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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.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 10, 2008
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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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 Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 10, 2008
Matt Pais
Metromix.com

Contrary to appearances Meet Dave isn't terrible, with several laugh-out-loud moments funnier than anything in, say, a month.

Full Review Source: Metromix.com | Original Score: 3/5

July 10, 2008
Urban Cinefile Critics
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.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

July 9, 2008

Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

July 9, 2008
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Full Review Source: Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies | Original Score: C-

February 18, 2012

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July 14, 2011
Mark Kermode
BBC Radio Five Live
April 4, 2011
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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May 7, 2009
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
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