The Adventures of Pluto Nash
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Eddie Murphy gets way, way out in this futuristic sci-fi comedy. In the year 2087, the Earth's natural resources have been largely depleted, and an increasingly large number of people have taken up residence on the moon, where the pioneering attitude of the new residents has created a culture not unlike the old west. Pluto Nash (Eddie Murphy) is one such lunar exile who formerly made his living outside the law, but has since gone straight and now runs the hippest nightclub in the moon colony known as "Little America." Pluto is approached by Mogan (Joe Pantoliano), a gangster who… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 5%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The result is something quite rare in professional show business: 1 1/2 hours of pure blankness. It's there but it's not there. It is but it isn't. It has nothing to offer. It's not forgettable, really, because there's nothing to forget."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
"A paralyzingly dopey mess, Pluto sat on the shelf for more than a year while Warner Bros. tried to inject some life into it. You might as well try to revive a stuffed moose."
‑ David Hiltbrand, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Complete with a Xanadu-style dance routine, Pam Grier as Pluto's mother indulging in tired blaxploitation moves and rent-a-cameo John Cleese as a virtual reality chauffeur, this is a flop of epic proportions."
‑ Alan Jones, Radio Times
"Murphy sleepwalks through it, and who can blame him?"
‑ , Daily Mail [UK]
"Murphy and Underwood must have had a lot of explaining to do."
‑ , Film4
"Is it as bad as all that? Oh yes."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"A waste of talent and money, Pluto Nash seems convinced that simply sticking Eddie Murphy in outer space with expensive special effects will produce laughs."
‑ Nathan Rabin, AV Club
"It's a weak effort that amounts to a universal waste of talent and time."
‑ Dennis King, Tulsa World
"An action-comedy vehicle factory-made from worn clichés, wearing riffs and virtually vacuum-sealed away from both adventure and laughs."
‑ James Keith La Croix, Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
"Despite being set in 2080, The Adventures Of Pluto Nash only makes you hanker for the days when Eddie Murphy really was take-no-prisoners funny."
‑ , Total Film
"Formulaic films are released every week, but it's rare that one has a $100 million budget, big stars whose roles are embarrassing to watch and unusual special effects that only serve to mask a predictable plot and cliche-ridden scenes."
‑ Jonathan Curiel, San Francisco Chronicle
"Forensics experts will be digging through the rubble of this fiasco for a long time, trying to reconstruct the accident. How did so many lines fall flat? Why were the action scenes so corny and unconvincing? Who put the stink on this?"
‑ Jack Mathews, New York Daily News
"Pluto Nash will set lunar exploration back decades."
‑ Christopher Borrelli, Toledo Blade
"With colossal sets, a remarkable cast, and hundreds of extras, this sci-fi comedy-adventure spoof of '30s movies should be funny and adventuresome, but it falls flat."
‑ M. K. Terrell, Christian Science Monitor
"It's a real turkey."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
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