• PG, 1 hr. 40 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Robert Townsend
    In Theaters:
    Aug 6, 1993 Wide
    On DVD:
    Feb 18, 2003
  • MGM Home Entertainment

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The Meteor Man Reviews

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March 3, 2014
Robert Townsend wrote, directed, produced, and starred in this comic book superhero movie about a created superhero who is hit by a meteor and gains powers and then tries to clean up the neighborhood. This has a ton of talent from Townsend to James Earl Jones, Eddie Griffith, Bill Cosby, and Don Cheadle. You would expect this to at least be decent, but it was marred by a number of problems. The script isn't that interesting, the direction is not great, and the acting is pretty pedestrian. This never equals the sum of its parts. Then it tries to have a positive message which feels a bit like a 'The-More-You-Know' commercial which just felt overly preachy. Shame such talent was wasted on this film.
February 20, 2014
Good family film. Pays homage to old school super hero aesthetic.
Anthony L

Super Reviewer

July 19, 2013
If only Robert Townsend had gone full on Blackspliotational with Meteor Man instead of playing it relatively safe this could have been something awesome. That said, it is still something special. It's badly acted, badly directed and badly written but a film about a Black Superman, starring James Earl Jones, Bill Cosby and Luther Vandross, featuring Cypress Hill and Naughty By Nature and an army of peroxyded midgets (or are they kids), it can't be bad can it!? If a film has charm, the rest don't matter.
filmlover1994
June 17, 2013
I Like Comedy Films, My Favorite Comedy Film Is 1933's Duck Soup With The Marx Brothers.
April 15, 2013
loved this film as a kid and still do
December 7, 2012
Could be worth a viewing, would like to see it sometime in the future.
October 26, 2012
So bad it's really really good
September 23, 2012
Oh, how I love Robert Towsend. Oh, how I hate this movie.
August 5, 2012
Although it's very cheesy, it's a movie that is fun for all the family. A great movie to watch, just dont expect an emmy performance.
April 25, 2012
huaaaaatchii,,, lame
tabitamourachic89
April 12, 2012
A real classic Loved it, had me laughing out loud, really great, nothing like the old good days, it's rare to see a movie like this, it was for me really unique and great.
lkeishal1
March 18, 2012
it's a corny goofy movie, but it was fun to watch.
Lucas M

Super Reviewer

May 17, 2011
Robert Townsend make in The Meteor Man, maybe a entertaining motion picture, but his script, direction and acting made Meteor a rotten film.
February 8, 2012
I love this movie, use to watch all the when i was younger
sammyl851
June 20, 2010
This movie is a classic
February 25, 2011
I found this film on dvd, one of the most complete hero films ever made and one of the best, if not the very best. Featuring an ensemble cast that includes: James Earl Jones, Robert Guillaume (Benson) and Marla Gibbs (The Jeffersons), The Meteor Man contains a hero who is doing his best as a teacher (but not receiving respect from others) who is hit by a meteor and survives. He gains many powers from the meteor once he recovers and his neighbourhood takes him up as their hero, despite his reluctance, and he begins his war on crime.
November 1, 2010
Good Jesus. The worst thing is that they take it all so seriously, like it's Do the Right Thing with superheroes.
civilzen
civilzen

Super Reviewer

November 1, 2010
This bit of black empowerment made matrix history before there was a Matrix.
James Earl Jones Macin' in a high and flat, FTW!
October 12, 2010
Some insult the corniness, but I found Meteor Man to be funny and inspiring.
carloslotr
September 17, 2010
It works better as a light comedy than as a parody of the genre, it's really hilarious but not at all.
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