Mac and Me
Mac and Me (1988)

A young boy in a wheelchair befriends a stranded being from outer space, who is known as MAC -- an acronym for Mysterious Alien Creature. This sentimental, inferior imitation of E.T. shows how both the boy and the alien benefit from their… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 12, 2005
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Consensus: Mac and Me is duly infamous: not only is it a pale imitation of E.T., it's also a thinly-veiled feature length commercial for McDonalds and Coca-Cola.

Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times

It's an amazingly bald-faced copy of E. T. even though this is E. T. in a sticky wrapper, left under the heater two hours too long.

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Time Out

Give the kids a break; take them to something else.

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Peter Travers
People Magazine

A blatant commercial for McDonald's and Coca-Cola disguised as an E.T. rip-off.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Everything about MAC and Me -- not least the fact that it's fairly well-made and involving -- smacks of crass calculation. The filmmakers even have the gall, in the movie's parting shot, to announce a sequel.

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Caryn James
New York Times

If you made a film about a homesick extraterrestrial befriended by a little boy, would you dare to have the creature look like E. T.'s cousin?

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David Parkinson
Radio Times

Director Stewart Raffill's film is otherwise an unashamed rip-off of Spielberg's classic.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune

Mac and Me is a 99-minute commercial occasionally interrupted by a not-so-good children`s movie.

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Richard Harrington
Washington Post

So why is it so hard to like this film? Having seen it done so much better by Spielberg doesn't help, of course.

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Mark Salisbury
Empire Magazine

A mercenary display of product placement and a bad advertisment for filmmaking.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
"Mac and Me," although it is pretty much an exact rip-off of E.T, is now one of my biggest guilty pleasures of all time. It is so terribly scripted… More
Jason Owens
How can a great movie like this just average 3 stars, with mostly 1 star reviews? A group of aliens get stranded on Earth, and one of them (the youngest one,… More
AJ Verser
Wow, this is bad movie! You can tell from the poster there that it's basically an E.T. copycat.
Curtis Lilly
I think i saw this as a kid.
Randy Tippy
Once upon a time, a marketing exec at McDonald's was watching a VHS tape of <i>E.T.</i> eating Reese's Pieces and thought to himself,… More
Jason Spencer
A really cheap wannabe ET. The kids will like it but the adults will have a hard time getting past the bad acting and poor story.