Overwhelming dislike - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 12 out of 12

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Critic Reviews

  1. Eddie Murphy's latest comedy, The Adventures of Pluto Nash, takes place in the year 2087, which is about the earliest he can hope to be forgiven.
  2. 30
    There are worse movies, but that's no excuse. Rarely has so much money delivered so little entertainment.
  3. A limp Eddie Murphy vehicle that even he seems embarrassed to be part of.
  4. New Times (L.A.)
    Reviewed by: Luke Y. Thompson
    Only Quaid, as a semiretarded horny robot, and Cleese as a fussy chauffeur hologram seem to get it. Even Murphy, as the titular nightclub big shot in outer space, forgets to be actually funny until the climax.
  5. In terms of execution this movie is careless and unfocused.
  6. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    The proper mix is never found. Ill-conceived and expensive project that winds up looking like a bunch of talented thesps slumming it.
  7. Los Angeles Times
    Reviewed by: Jan Stuart
    It's not awful, but the high cost of a movie ticket these days seems like a steep price to pay for 90 minutes of air conditioning and production design.
  8. Boston Globe
    Reviewed by: Wesley Morris
    Cosmic slop.
  9. 10
    Murphy slogs his way through this dismally dull sci-fi comedy.
  10. 10
    A headache-inducing mess without direction or purpose.
  11. 10
    Strands one of the most gifted casts assembled in some time. Sadly, though many of the actors throw off a spark or two when they first appear, they can't generate enough heat in this cold vacuum of a comedy to start a reaction.
  12. 0
    So unremittingly awful that labeling it a dog probably constitutes cruelty to canines.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 61 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 28
  2. Negative: 19 out of 28
  1. Jan 20, 2014
    Painfully unfunny, and just a total mess of a movie, I just can't stand it's unfunny ness, and seeing Eddie Murphy just not being funny, whichPainfully unfunny, and just a total mess of a movie, I just can't stand it's unfunny ness, and seeing Eddie Murphy just not being funny, which is just painful. Full Review »
  2. SamD.
    Jul 31, 2006
    Can someone tell me if they can remember what the point of this movie was? Maybe then I'll at least be able to laugh at how stupid it was.
  3. JmanJ.
    Apr 15, 2006
    Simply awful. This mush should be fed to the Taliban and other Islamo-fascists until they are dead (which shouldn't take too long).