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Meet Dave

Overview


Genre :

Comedy, Sci-Fi

Release Date :

July 11, 2008

MPAA Rating :

PG

Director :

Brian Robbins

Starring :

Eddie Murphy, Elizabeth Banks, Gabrielle Union, Ed Helms, Judah Friedlander, Scott Caan, Marc Blucas, Pat Kilbane, Stephanie Venditto

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

Review rate : C

“..Though the story starts off as a mess and only gets worse, there's some solid physical comedy..”
by Luke Y. Thompson [E! Online]
“..the latest in a long line of disposable Eddie Murphy vehicles..”
by Manohla Dargis [NY Times]
1 of 5

“..the jokes are weak, the characters are thin, and this whole sort of shtick is getting a bit tiresome..”
by David Mercier [FilmJudge]
2 of 5

“..one of the most disorienting experiences of this or any recent summer..”
by Bill Gibron [Filmcritic.com]
“..most amiable alien invasion movie in recent memory..”
by Sam Adams [LA Times]
2.5 of 4

“..Meet Dave isn't great, but it's good enough..”
by Carrie Rickey [Philadelphia Inquirer]
1.5 of 4

“..low on laughs and high on toilet jokes..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]
2.5 of 4

“..kind of sweet, innocent almost -- kid-friendly in the best sense..”
by Stephen Cole [Globe and Mail]
3 of 4

“..Eddie Murphy's least-painful comedy in years..”
by Ken Fox [TV Guide]
1.5 of 4

“..banal fish-out-of-water comedy..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
1.5 of 5

“..another big Hollywood movie that squanders a strong premise on a badly undercooked vanity project..”
by Rich Cline [Shadows on the Wall]
Review rate : C
Reviewed by William Arnold [Seattle Post Intelligencer]
Review rate : C-
Reviewed by Keith Phipps [Onion AV Club]

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