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Meet Dave Reviews

November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
July 17, 2008
Better than average but not worth phoning home about.
July 16, 2008
Even for a high-concept, lowbrow summer release Meet Dave is drab, shoddy work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
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.
July 11, 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
Dumbfoundingly erratic, for the most part, but smart and funny from time to time, especially when Mr. Murphy, in the pseudo-person of the spaceship, tries to imitate earthling behavior.
July 11, 2008
The lackluster title hints at the dull, witless and hackneyed story.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 11, 2008
The summer popcorn flick manages to deliver more than the standard sci-fi send-up, thanks to a solid supporting cast -- most of whom come from TV -- that help bolster Murphy's average work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 11, 2008
[An] unremarkable sci-fi gagfest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 11, 2008
Director Brian Robbins keeps going for easy laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 11, 2008
Eddie Murphy -- was that Oscar nominated performance in Dreamgirls just something I imagined? -- continues to trash his very real talent with bottomfeeding material.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
July 11, 2008
It's not all that funny.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
July 11, 2008
There are some laughs here and there, but this is badly edited hack work.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 11, 2008
Murphy may want to disappear whenever he can, but if he let loose some more, he might not need a facade to hide behind ever again.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 11, 2008
Even as timewasters go, this is a waste of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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
July 11, 2008
It's a silly kid's movie, nothing more. But for some, this may be a chance to meet Eddie.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 11, 2008
Meet Dave, the latest in a long line of disposable Eddie Murphy vehicles, plays like a half-hour sitcom episode that has been stretched to feature-length running time.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
July 11, 2008
When will Eddie Murphy think as highly of his talents as we do?
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 11, 2008
The key image is a close-up of Murphy's gleaming choppers, but aside from that the movie is toothless.
July 11, 2008
Murphy appears to be on the verge of cracking himself up. This is good news. At least someone found him funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 11, 2008
It's kind of sweet, innocent almost -- kid-friendly in the best sense.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 10, 2008
This sci-fi romp seriously skimps on the sort of wacky comedy that should have flown liberally from such an inspired premise.
July 10, 2008
Cynics may expect the worst of another Eddie Murphy vehicle involving extraterrestrials -- insert joke about The Adventures of Pluto Nash here -- but that only makes Meet Dave all the more pleasant a surprise.
July 10, 2008
It's comedy that doesn't ask anyone, onscreen or in the audience, to try too hard.
Read More | Original Score: C-
July 10, 2008
In Meet Dave, family-friendly as a Fourth of July picnic, Murphy and Norbit director Brian Robbins redeem themselves with a performance and scenario that might have been developed for Steve Martin.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 10, 2008
Better material and more adept direction might've made this a perfectly solid commercial enterprise.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 10, 2008
Meet Dave. Or don't. Eddie Murphy doesn't particularly seem to care one way or the other.
July 9, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: B