Meet Dave 2008

Meet Dave

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Easy gags and slack direction drag this occasionally clever alien-out-of-planet comedy down to unimaginative lows.

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Dave Ming Chang (Eddie Murphy) is the ultimate fish out of water. Even though he's just arrived in New York, that doesn't explain his odd behavior or disjointed locomotion. The outside Dave is actually a spaceship, controlled by a crew of tiny aliens, and modeled after their captain. As the crew contends with a slew of physical challenges, such as eating, drinking and excreting, they begin to experience profound emotional changes as well.

Cast & Crew

Eddie Murphy
Dave, Captain
Elizabeth Banks
Gina Morrison
Gabrielle Union
No. 3 - Cultural Officer
Ed Helms
No. 2 - Second in Command
Kevin Hart
No. 17
Pat Kilbane
No. 4 - Security Officer
Jon Berg
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Arnon Milchan
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Thomas M. Hammel
Executive Producer
Clark Mathis
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Clay A. Griffith
Production Design
Ned Bastille
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Ruth E. Carter
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Critic Reviews for Meet Dave

All Critics (102) | Top Critics (30) | Fresh (20) | Rotten (82)

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    November 18, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Drew Toal

    Time Out
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  • There's a delicious irony to the way in which this supposedly heartwarming comedy gives the impression of having itself been devised by a race of extra-terrestrials with only a tentative grasp of what constitutes heart or humour.

    October 18, 2008 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

    Xan Brooks

    Guardian
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  • This is made-for-TV material dressed up by Eddie Murphy's participation into a theatrical release.

    October 18, 2008 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Even for a high-concept, lowbrow summer release Meet Dave is drab, shoddy work.

    July 16, 2008 | Rating: 2/6 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    July 14, 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.

    July 11, 2008

Audience Reviews for Meet Dave

  • Nov 21, 2012
    Way better than most of the reviews I read, Eddie does a good job but it's nothing on his earlier films.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Apr 29, 2012
    [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/img] If it didn't depend on dozens of cliche's I might have actually enjoyed it. There are some funny moments in Meet Dave but still it's an odball, unoriginal and kind of creepy movie. It's not terrible, it's not as bad as Daddy Day Care or Norbit but it's still highly average and a massive misfire for children's taste due to some scary moments and a considerable amount of violence.
    Directors C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 02, 2011
    Very funny and endearing childrens film, pity it was only in the theaters for about 2 weeks
    Michael E Super Reviewer
  • May 17, 2010
    A very funny Movie Far More then I expected. I laughed all through the movie. Eddie Murphy played an excellent part. Elizabeth Banks was simply beautiful. A great family movie, nothing that can be shown to any age, clean throughout. 4 1/2 stars
    Bruce B Super Reviewer

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