Metascore
12

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
  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. Reviewed by: Kevin Courrier
    25
    A limp Eddie Murphy vehicle that even he seems embarrassed to be part of.
  3. 0
    So unremittingly awful that labeling it a dog probably constitutes cruelty to canines.
  4. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    30
    There are worse movies, but that's no excuse. Rarely has so much money delivered so little entertainment.
  5. In terms of execution this movie is careless and unfocused.
  6. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    20
    The proper mix is never found. Ill-conceived and expensive project that winds up looking like a bunch of talented thesps slumming it.
  7. 10
    Murphy slogs his way through this dismally dull sci-fi comedy.
  8. 10
    A headache-inducing mess without direction or purpose.
  9. 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.
  10. 20
    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.
  11. 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.
User Score
4.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 52 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 25
  2. Negative: 17 out of 25
  1. SamD.
    Jul 31, 2006
    1
    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.
  2. JmanJ.
    Apr 15, 2006
    1
    Simply awful. This mush should be fed to the Taliban and other Islamo-fascists until they are dead (which shouldn't take too long).
  3. Jan 20, 2014
    0
    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, which is just painful. Full Review »