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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is made-for-TV material dressed up by Eddie Murphy's participation into a theatrical release."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Even for a high-concept, lowbrow summer release Meet Dave is drab, shoddy work."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"I might even go out on a limb and actually say that Meet Dave is, um, good."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"Failure couldn't happen to a nicer guy."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"The new film is mildly amusing family entertainment, but when discussing the career of one of our most seasoned comic actors, "mildly amusing" can only be regarded as a letdown."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"Better than average but not worth phoning home about."
‑ Tim Grierson, L.A. Weekly
"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."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"I'm sure a more refined filmmaker could've squeezed the premise tighter for sophisticated laughs, but as family-angled sci-fi comedies go, Dave is actually quite agreeable. Who knew Murphy still had some fun left in him?"
‑ Brian Orndorf,
" could certainly do much worse as far as Murphy's family-friendly output goes."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"The puzzler that is Eddie Murphy's career continues apace with this low-fi kiddy-oriented affair featuring the comedian as both a human-shaped spaceship called Dave Ming-chang and the commander of said vessel."
‑ Fionnuala Halligan, Screen International
"Watching Murphy robotically walk around the city does stir nostalgia for the brilliant SNL skit where he masqueraded as an uptight white guy, but that formidable comic actor is long gone."
‑ Drew Toal, Time Out New York
"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."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek,
"A comedian known for his brash wit and go-for-broke charm, Murphy used to be willing to say anything to get a laugh. Now, he's clearly willing to do anything."
‑ William Goss, Cinematical
"If you think Eddie Murphy lost his mojo about 20 years ago and has been lacking clear comedic judgment ever since, then you've got to see this for confirmation. Or maybe not."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
"There's a delicious irony to the way in which this supposedly heartwarming comedy gives the impression of having itself been devised by a race of extra-terrestrials with only a tentative grasp of what constitutes heart or humour."
‑ Xan Brooks, Guardian
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