The Meteor Man (1993)


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Movie Info

A Washington, D.C. schoolteacher (Robert Townshend) gains super powers after being struck by a meteor. With a suit made by his mother, he decides to rid his neighborhood of drugs and crime, but comes into contact with a powerful drug syndicate just as his powers appear to be fading. Bill Cosby, Sinbad and Luther Vandross appear in cameo roles.

Rating: PG
Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Townsend
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 18, 2003
MGM Home Entertainment


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as Mrs. Reed

as Simon

as Mrs. Harris

as Mrs. Walker

as Goldilocks

as Marvin

as Malik

as Mrs. Laws

as Mr. Little

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as Janice Farrell

as Woman Doctor

as Officer Patterson

as Squirrel

as Head Physician

as Janice Farrell

as Dre's Mother

as Mrs. Williams

as Orderly

as Old Nurse

as Drug Worker #2

as Vanessa

as TV Housewife

as Husband

as Screaming Woman

as Himself
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Critic Reviews for The Meteor Man

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (8)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Full Review… | August 6, 1993
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for The Meteor Man


The Meteor Man is a decent action comedy that is quite entertaining, but leaves plenty to be desired in the long run. The film has a good idea going for it, but it also falls short of what it could have been. For what it is, it's an entertaining affair, but it's a film that isn't worth multiple viewings. Although it's a film that has moments of exciting entertainment value, The Meteor Man is one of those movies that really had the potential being much better as well. Those expecting something great will be disappointed, as The Meteor Man satisfies only to a certain degree. For a low budget film, it works, and the result is decent, but it really should have been more. The blend of action and comedy makes this worth seeing if you have nothing else better to do, but as a superhero film, it just doesn't hold up, and it is a forgettable affair in the long run. This film should have been reworked, but is it an awful movie, it's not, but there are times where it feels a little too empty at the same in terms of good storytelling, and that's why the film simply doesn't stand out, and it doesn't warrant multiple viewings. For B movie fans, however who love these types of movies, there is enough to enjoy, but to others, there just isn't enough substance on-screen to really make a stunning, highly engaging and ultimately memorable film experience worth experiencing again and again. If you come across it, and you have nothing else better to watch, The Meteor Man is one of those films that you watch. At times there some entertaining moments, but others there seems to be a lacking structure, which brings the film down, and you realize that it just isn't as good as it could have been. This is a decent film that leaves a lot to be desired.

Alex roy

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Robert Townsend make in The Meteor Man, maybe a entertaining motion picture, but his script, direction and acting made Meteor a rotten film.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

How nice a movie with a message. Much like the Parenthood.

James Alvarez

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