MAC and Me
MAC and Me (1988)

A wheelchair-bound boy helps to reunite an earthbound alien with its extraterrestrial family in this shameless rip-off of Steven Spielberg's E.T.. Separated from his parents shortly after arriving on planet Earth, a Mysterious Alien… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 1, 1988
DVD 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.

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?

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: 37% 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 V
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.