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Meet Dave Reviews

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Drew Toal
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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
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Tim Grierson
L.A. Weekly
July 17, 2008
Better than average but not worth phoning home about.
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
July 16, 2008
Even for a high-concept, lowbrow summer release Meet Dave is drab, shoddy work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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.
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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.
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
July 11, 2008
The lackluster title hints at the dull, witless and hackneyed story.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
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
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Ted Fry
Seattle Times
July 11, 2008
[An] unremarkable sci-fi gagfest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
July 11, 2008
Director Brian Robbins keeps going for easy laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
July 11, 2008
It's not all that funny.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
July 11, 2008
There are some laughs here and there, but this is badly edited hack work.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
July 11, 2008
Even as timewasters go, this is a waste of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Sam Adams
Los Angeles Times
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
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Tom Long
Detroit News
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-
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
July 11, 2008
When will Eddie Murphy think as highly of his talents as we do?
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
July 11, 2008
The key image is a close-up of Murphy's gleaming choppers, but aside from that the movie is toothless.
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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
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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail
July 11, 2008
It's kind of sweet, innocent almost -- kid-friendly in the best sense.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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.
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Joe Leydon
Variety
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.
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
July 10, 2008
It's comedy that doesn't ask anyone, onscreen or in the audience, to try too hard.
| Original Score: C-
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
July 10, 2008
Better material and more adept direction might've made this a perfectly solid commercial enterprise.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
July 10, 2008
Meet Dave. Or don't. Eddie Murphy doesn't particularly seem to care one way or the other.
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Entertainment Weekly
July 9, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: B