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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 inDave 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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  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. 60
    It's a good-natured if flimsy comedy that, at the very least, suggests that Murphy hasn't completely lost whatever made him funny in the first place.
  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. UnknownUnknown
    Jul 11, 2008
    10
    Good comedy by my favorite actor Eddie Murphy. I found only his acting was good, but i felt the effects could have been made better. Overall Good comedy by my favorite actor Eddie Murphy. I found only his acting was good, but i felt the effects could have been made better. Overall i like it. Expand
  2. LisD.
    Jul 9, 2008
    10
    Made me laugh.
  3. CommandoDude
    Jul 13, 2008
    7
    Unlike these other 4 I'm going to give this movie a realistic review. It was a very good comedy, but it wasn't the best. It had Unlike these other 4 I'm going to give this movie a realistic review. It was a very good comedy, but it wasn't the best. It had good moments, with funny or sometimes unfunny stereotypes. And seeing Eddie Murphy, pilot Eddie Murphy as an alien unfamiliar in Earth Culture was hilarious. Towards the end, the movie they had the cliche 'Alien says good bye to humanity to leave' and the 'Two characters fall in love' which made me like it less. Deffinately worth seeing in theaters. Won't be your favorite though. Expand
  4. 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 algoes 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
  5. 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 forWhat 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
  6. Caleb
    Jul 1, 2008
    0
    Annoying.
  7. EverythingIAm
    Jul 14, 2008
    0
    Horrible. Save us all and just retire Mr. Murphy, your films are crap.

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