Meet Dave

2008-11-04 09:52
 
What it's about:

Seeking a way to save their doomed world, a crew of tiny, human-looking aliens arrives on earth in the perfect disguise - a spaceship in the guise of an ordinary man (which looks like the ship's captain played by Eddie Murphy). With each miniature member responsible for operating a particular part of the body, the crew embarks on an adventure in Manhattan where it meets a family who teaches them a thing or two about humanity.

What the critics thought of it:

"Eddie Murphy - was that Oscar nominated performance in Dreamgirls just something I imagined? - continues to trash his very real talent with bottomfeeding material."
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

"This sci-fi romp seriously skimps on the sort of wacky comedy that should have flown liberally from such an inspired premise."
Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter

"Cynics may expect the worst of another Eddie Murphy vehicle involving extraterrestrials - insert joke about The Adventures of Pluto Nash here - but that only makes Meet Dave all the more pleasant a surprise."
Joe Leydon, Variety

"Meet Dave, the latest in a long line of disposable Eddie Murphy vehicles, plays like a half-hour sitcom episode that has been stretched to feature-length running time.Manohla Dargis, New York Times

"Meet Dave alone may not radically change the course of Eddie Murphy's drooping career. But it is, at least, a little olive branch held out to his audience. And that's better than Nil.
Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com
Seeking a way to save their doomed world, a crew of tiny, human-looking aliens arrive on earth in the perfect disguise.

anon 2008/09/22 5:17 PM
movie This was a good family comedy...not one of his best movies but an interesting storyline and good laughs.
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