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  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Murphy, teaming again with his "Norbit" director Brian Robbins, is assuming we'll all line up for lazyass toilet jokes and pay for the privilege. Prove him wrong, people, please. show more

  • 50
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Isn't likely to win Murphy another Oscar nomination, but it allows him to do what he does best - loads of physical comedy. show more

  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    If only the movie had heeded its own advice and tried to be different from the standard formula. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Dumbfoundingly erratic, for the most part, but smart and funny from time to time. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    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. show more

  • 50
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    The "Star Trek" gibes feel especially lazy, since the movie ought to be "Men in Black" kicky, not sketch-comedy dusty. show more

  • 50
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    Eddie Murphy's amusingly out of this world in this otherwise tired vehicle. show more

  • 75
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Aside from some unnecessarily crude stereotypes, Eddie Murphy's least-painful comedy in years has a certain peculiar charm. show more

  • 63
    Stephen Cole The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Actually, as Eddie Murphy PG comedies go, Meet Dave isn't bad. In fact, it's kind of sweet, innocent almost – kid-friendly in the best sense. show more

  • 50
    Michael Phillips 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. show more

  • May 28, 2011 scor3333
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    Just rented this and watched with the kids. Funny and uplifting!

  • November 01, 2009 Rean Rossier
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    Thought this movie was going to be so bad & stupid but it was not! Eddie Murphy was really funny! I loved this movie a lot! It was a little bit short kind of kind of not This was just a really enjoyable movie!

  • December 22, 2008 movifonesucks86
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    Hilarious watch it, its a fun time at the movies

  • December 20, 2008 lolawaynesexy
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    One of the better movies of 2008, Eddie was hilarious in the mvoie.

  • December 20, 2008 casinoroyalevice
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    Hilarious movie, Eddie Murphy is a comic legend. go see it

  • August 05, 2008 Giggrasuez
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    Ok movie to buy for small children. Sucks for adults. I'd rather watch Pluto Nash than watch this agian.

  • July 28, 2008 Sylqia1
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    great movie!!! Bring your children.

  • July 26, 2008 ghtlouray
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    I just saw this movie with my daughter, age 12 & her friend. I laughed the whole time. I definitely want to buy this movie when it comes out, because Eddie Murphy is another Bill Cosby when it comes to physical comedy. He is halarious! Don't even read the critics reviews in the paper - just take your entire family if they love to laugh. Be sure to stay for the trailer after the movie - very funny!

  • July 21, 2008 newyork6000
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    I REALLY wanna see it but I read a review and it said that a man shows his BARE BUTT and another man POOPS HOT DOGS AND MONEY! After that I don't wanna see it THAT much but I still wanna see it.

  • July 19, 2008 Jsecrist5
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    I took my 3 kids to see this movie, ages 4, 8 & 10. There was plenty of comedy and excitement to keep even my 4 year old interested. I was very pleased this producer chose to keep language and sexual innuendos out of this movie. Very family friendly, good movie. Thanks!

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