The Adventures of Pluto Nash
The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 16, 2002
DVD Release Date: December 24, 2002
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Critic Score: 4% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Adventures of Pluto Nash is neither adventurous nor funny, and Eddie Murphy is on autopilot in this notorious box office bomb.

Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

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.

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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer

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.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Even the gang from Mystery Science Theater 3000 would have trouble finding much to riff off in this turkey, which is unremittingly dull more than anything else.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Is it as bad as all that? Oh yes.

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

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.

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

It's one of those classically awful movies that you almost have to see to truly appreciate why it well deserves its status as one of the worst movies of all time.

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Jonathan Curiel
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

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?

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Alan Jones
Radio Times

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 17% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Being one of the worse box office bombs ever isn't a good start really is it. Yet to look at the trailer, the sci-fi fantasy aspect and the films title you… More
Nate Harris
Y'know, this isn't a good movie, but it really isn't all that offensive. It's notorious for being the biggest flop ever but when you go into… More
Wahida K
This Movie was tiny bit stupid.
Jonny Crumley
Eddie, Eddie, Eddie. Why? Why? Why?
Yinalí Ríos
Very funny!
Quinto Wallight
Urgh. Watchmen finally arrived this weekend and I'm watching this movie (after already watching today Battlefield Earth, which I'll pretend never… More