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Meet Dave Reviews

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Simon Miraudo
October 21, 2014
I might even go out on a limb and actually say that Meet Dave is, um, good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Orndorf
June 2, 2010
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 | Original Score: B-
William Goss
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.
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
March 5, 2009
Failure couldn't happen to a nicer guy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 6, 2009 could certainly do much worse as far as Murphy's family-friendly output goes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 27, 2009
If you think Eddie Murphy lost his mojo about 20 years ago and has been lacking clear comedic judgment ever since, then you've got to see this for confirmation. Or maybe not.
| Original Score: 44/100
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
October 18, 2008
The new film is mildly amusing family entertainment, but when discussing the career of one of our most seasoned comic actors, "mildly amusing" can only be regarded as a letdown.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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.
Xan Brooks
October 18, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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James Berardinelli
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
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
September 16, 2008
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Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
July 25, 2008
certainly a step up from Norbit...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Simon Crook
Empire Magazine
July 25, 2008
Avoid like the plague.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
July 21, 2008
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.
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
July 19, 2008
Unless you're a die-hard Eddie Murphy fan, there's no reason for you to 'Meet Dave,' a substandard comedy that should have gone straight to DVD.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
Matthew Turner
July 18, 2008
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 | Original Score: 3/5
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Tim Grierson
L.A. Weekly
July 17, 2008
Better than average but not worth phoning home about.
Victor Olliver
July 17, 2008
Doug Cooper - There's the odd chuckle to be had, it's fast-paced and colourful ... but overall it's over-stuffed and chaotic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
July 16, 2008
Murphy far outshines the material.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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