(2008)

Critic Reviews

43

Metascore

Based on 26 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
70
Variety
Aimed squarely at the same family audiences that flocked to Murphy's "Doctor Dolittle" comedies, this is a lightly amusing and surprisingly sweet Fox release.
63
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.
50
Chicago Tribune
The heartbreaking thing about Meet Dave...is its occasional funniness amid a sea of pablum. If it were completely rank, it'd be less frustrating.
50
The Hollywood Reporter
Eddie Murphy's amusingly out of this world in this otherwise tired vehicle.
50
There's no real wit or cleverness to the script.
50
Though mildly amusing, Murphy's two characters in Meet Dave -- a wee captain and a humanoid spaceship -- neither tax nor stretch him.
42
The A.V. Club
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.
40
Pays lip service to the joys of exploring new worlds, but it never steps off the tour bus.
40
Dumbfoundingly erratic, for the most part, but smart and funny from time to time.
38
If only the movie had heeded its own advice and tried to be different from the standard formula.

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