Dave Reviews

May 8, 2018
Layering this sweet comedic story with some sharp, editorial barbs, screenwriter Gary Ross has fashioned an engaging, brainy comedy.
February 19, 2018
It's the spritely comic timing of the fine Hollywood ensemble that keeps Dave percolating. This affable, well-built comedy is Reitman's best since Ghostbusters.
August 2, 2013
A genial, expertly played political comedy proves that the spirit of Mr. Smith still lives.
August 2, 2013
It's impossible to say whether Dave will play as wonderfully over the decades as it does right now, but this smooth-as-silk comedy could not be more timely, or connect more hopefully with our current national consciousness.
August 2, 2013
While it's sloppy and draggy in parts, Kevin Kline, in the title role, delivers an ingratiating comedic performance.
August 2, 2013
Kline is so polished and resourceful that he can glide his way through even the creakiest bits and make them seem fresh.
August 2, 2013
Though replete with amusing situations and clever lines, its strongest suit is the delicately pitched comic performances of its actors, most especially star Kevin Kline.
August 2, 2013
After the promisingly nasty beginning, the filmmakers settle into a sort of campaign mode, lulling and flattering the audience with a fairy-tale vision of the common man's victory over the Washington establishment.
August 2, 2013
Dave has been directed by Ivan Reitman in a refreshingly restrained fashion -- there are plenty of quiet passages, rare for American movies these days -- which compliments Kevin Kline's wonderful work as well.
August 2, 2013
It's a beautifully proportioned, wonderfully complete movie.