Meet Dave
Meet Dave (2008)

With their home planet in danger and no place in the known universe to seek shelter, a desperate crew of miniature alien humanoids boards a human spacecraft in hopes of saving their doomed world. Eddie Murphy stars in a sci-fi comedy that… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 25, 2008
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Critic Score: 20% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Easy gags and slack direction drag this occasionally clever alien-out-of-planet comedy down to unimaginative lows.

James Berardinelli
ReelViews

This is made-for-TV material dressed up by Eddie Murphy's participation into a theatrical release.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Even for a high-concept, lowbrow summer release Meet Dave is drab, shoddy work.

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Simon Miraudo
Quickflix

I might even go out on a limb and actually say that Meet Dave is, um, good.

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Tim Grierson
L.A. Weekly

Better than average but not worth phoning home about.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

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.

Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com

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?

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Drew Toal
Time Out New York

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.

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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com

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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William Goss
Cinematical

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
Meet Dave received quite a battering but I really don't think it was all that bad. If it was made in the 80's it would be a classic, you know… More
Bruce Bruce
A very funny Movie Far More then I expected. I laughed all through the movie. Eddie Murphy played an excellent part. Elizabeth Banks was simply beautiful. A… More
Directors Cat
[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/img] If it didn't depend on dozens of cliche's I might have actually enjoyed… More
Film Crazy
Eddie murphy's movies always seem like yes there ok but you probably won't remember them in the long run! eddie murphy gives his same old predictsable… More
Michael Edwards
Very funny and endearing childrens film, pity it was only in the theaters for about 2 weeks
Phil Hubbs
You think this might be a crappy unfunny typical Murphy family film at first, but it isn't, well not much anyway. Its actually not bad, the humor is very… More