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: July 9, 2008
DVD 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

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

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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.

Simon Miraudo

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.

Stephanie Zacharek

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.

Brian Orndorf

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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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

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

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

Dumbfoundingly erratic, for the most part, but smart and funny from time to time, especially when Mr. Murphy, in the pseudo-person of the spaceship, tries to imitate earthling behavior.

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William Goss

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
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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
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
Chris Garman
Eddie Murphy continues his rich tradition of great films with Meet Dave. Yes, that means it sucks. It really sucks. I can't believe I watched this garbage,… More