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  • Summary: Dave Ming Chang, newly arrived in New York City, may be the ultimate fish out of water. There's something about him that's not quite right - for starters, he seems remarkably out of place and uncomfortable in his own body. And for good reason: "Dave" is not a man at all, but a ship made in the image of its miniature-sized captain. It's little Eddie in the BIG family comedy Meet Dave. (20th Century Fox)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 26
  2. Negative: 5 out of 26
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    75
    Aside from some unnecessarily crude stereotypes, Eddie Murphy's least-painful comedy in years has a certain peculiar charm.
  2. Meet Dave isn't great, but it's good enough. And it proves once again that Murphy can do anything - even a PG comedy in which he isn't a donkey.
  3. Reviewed by: Tim Grierson
    60
    Meet Dave feels a little too cuddly and familiar to be more than a programmatic summer kids' movie -- better than average, but not worth phoning home about.
  4. 50
    More palatable than "Norbit" but equally uninspired, Murphy's benign, pedestrian Meet Dave mostly gives us "Mr. Ed," with a bit of Crazy Eddie mixed in.
  5. 42
    Proven comic talents like Judah Friedlander and Ed Helms make up much of Murphy's crew, but apart from speaking in contraction-free spaceman-ese, the film doesn't give them anything funny to do.
  6. 40
    The kind of bland, generic, high-concept midsummer comedy that drives a critic to the thesaurus in search of new ways to say "vapid."
  7. After his disastrous outing in 200X with "The Adventures of Pluto Nash," there was no direction for Murphy to head but up in terms of another space alien movie. Indeed, Meet Dave is a step up, but that's only in relation to Pluto Nash.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. Sep 28, 2011
    5
    This movie isn't really horrible but it's not that great either. The plot is insanely predictable and not really that interesting. Most of the jokes are bland and not that funny, there are a few that caught me off guard and did make me laugh. This is just your standard fish out of water in New York story. Overall this movie isn't anything special and you aren't missing anything if you don't see it but there are far worse movies that you can watch and you wont be to disappointed if you catch it on TV or get it as a cheap rental. Expand
  2. Aug 5, 2013
    4
    es entretenida pero no del todo convincente para mas clificacion me quede en un 4.6 pero no alcanza a un cinco porque falta aun mas para algo mas expansivo en la comedia, pero sin embargo es muy poco ridiculo es algo pasajero que se intento aprovechar Expand
  3. Jul 7, 2013
    1
    What an embarrassing movie. What a waste of talent. Perhaps it's American humour of some sort, that I don't understand. Maybe it's just for small children. Shame, I love Eddie Murphy. It could have been so much better, the idea was very good. Expand

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