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A powerful financial executive whose career was sent spiraling down the drain due to sudden lack of confidence finds the answers to his inexplicable setback in an imaginary world dreamt up by his young daughter in a fantasy comedy starring Eddie Murphy and co-scripted by Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson (the writing duo behind Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey).

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

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"Murphy at least tries to stay in character rather than overdoing the silly voices and physical knockabout, but maybe the material was so blah that he felt it wasn't worth the effort."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"Cutesy? My pain was acutesy as the entire plot yawned before me."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"It's silly enough that its target audience should get a kick out of it and its bearable for adults, and as far as family films go that's a lot better than you can usually expect."
‑ Joshua Starnes,
"Imagine That is an embarrassment from which only Thomas Haden Church emerges unscathed, because he is the only one to commit fully to his eccentric character."
‑ Giles Hardie, Unknown2
"Ham fisted and formulaic, Imagine That nevertheless has some endearing qualities to save it from the trash can %u2013 notably Yara Shahidi, the cute little bundle whose smartly innocent presence and likeable little face are so loved by the camera that dir"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
"This is a fairly likable family comedy."
‑ Ben Mankiewicz, At the Movies
"Fortunately, the picture's not-so-secret weapon, star Eddie Murphy, gives this uneven effort a reason for being."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Chicago Tribune
"You might chuckle a couple of times, but it is literally a couple, and that's nowhere near enough humour, especially for kids."
‑ Sam Bathe, Fan The Fire
"Murphy struggles to find work in other genres, but given the way he indulges himself with funny faces and voices, it's equally possible that he genuinely likes acting alongside children."
‑ Jake Wilson, The Age (Australia)
"Eddie Murphy, in his hyperactive comedic guise, is in fine fettle in this family-friendly comedy, although he is largely upstaged by his enchanting 7 year old co-star Yara Shahidi, who steals scenes as quickly as Murphy talks."
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
"[A] misguided, poorly executed family disaster."
‑ Ben Lyons, At the Movies
"Imagine That has a few nagging problems, none of which is Eddie Murphy's fault."
‑ Amy Biancolli, San Francisco Chronicle
"[Murphy] continues to treat his career like it were a game of limbo, as Imagine That sees the once gifted comedian stoop to a horrendous new low."
‑ Anders Wotzke, Moviedex
"An uncharacteristically restrained performance by Eddie Murphy, a sharply funny supporting role filled by Thomas Haden Church, and a beguiling new child actor, Yara Shahidi, make this fantasy-comedy about the power of imagination agreeable enough."
‑ Des Partridge, Courier Mail (Australia)
"Twenty years ago it would've been hard to imagine that the typical formula for an Eddie Murphy vehicle would have changed so dramatically."
‑ Michael Dequina,
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