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Meet Dave Reviews

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Adam Tobias
Watertown Daily Times
July 11, 2008
Remember a time when Eddie Murphy actually used to be funny?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
July 11, 2008
It's not all that funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Sam Adams
Los Angeles Times
July 11, 2008
Meet Dave pays lip service to the joys of exploring new worlds, but it never steps off the tour bus.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
October 18, 2008
This is made-for-TV material dressed up by Eddie Murphy's participation into a theatrical release.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Pete Hammond
Hollywood.com
July 11, 2008
Meet Dave is passable family fare, occasionally even inspired, but in the end it remains earthbound.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Pete Hammond
Boxoffice Magazine
July 11, 2008
Murphy, both as Dave and the shipâ(TM)s captain is in good form mugging for laughs and getting a few.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
July 10, 2008
Murphy's best moments here only remind us of "Coming to America," another fish-out-of-water story. These days, Murphy seems like a fish out of water as an actor on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: C-
July 11, 2008
It's a pity someone can't guide the course of Starship Murphy to a smarter, funnier universe than the one he's chosen to explore.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
July 10, 2008
Better material and more adept direction might've made this a perfectly solid commercial enterprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
William Goss
Cinematical
December 17, 2009
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.
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Tim Grierson
L.A. Weekly
July 17, 2008
Better than average but not worth phoning home about.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
July 14, 2008
Even in C-movie junk like this, Murphy manages to wring a few laughs out of the material. But the humor is so broad it barely fits onto the screen.
Christian Toto
Washington Times
July 11, 2008
Meet Dave is a fish-out-of-water comedy with a rather annoying fish.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Fionnuala Halligan
Screen International
October 18, 2008
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.
Kam Williams
AALBC.com
July 12, 2008
The worst sci-fi comedy since, well, since Eddie Murphy made The Adventures of Pluto Nash.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
July 11, 2008
Let's be honest: The shocker here would have been if it were any good.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Robert Davis
Paste Magazine
July 11, 2008
I doubt many kids will follow the bit about using an orb to desalinate the earth's water, but that's just the MacGuffin of a film whose nature is to whiff across the top of a kid's head and then evaporate, which it does, leaving almost no residue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
July 16, 2008
Even for a high-concept, lowbrow summer release Meet Dave is drab, shoddy work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
July 21, 2008
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
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
May 7, 2009

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