Meet Dave

2008

Meet Dave

Critics Consensus

Easy gags and slack direction drag this occasionally clever alien-out-of-planet comedy down to unimaginative lows.

20%

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With their home planet in danger and no place in the known universe to seek shelter, a desperate crew of miniature alien humanoids boards a human spacecraft in hopes of saving their doomed world. Eddie Murphy stars in a sci-fi comedy that re-teams the longtime comic actor with Norbit director Brian Robbins.

Cast

Scott Caan
as Dooley
Marc Blucas
as Mark Rhodes
Kevin Hart
as No. 17
Pat Kilbane
as No. 4 - Security Officer
Ed Helms
as No. 2
Jim Turner
as Doctor
Adam Tomei
as No. 35
Brian Huskey
as Lietenant Right Arm
Shawn Christian
as Lietenant Left Arm
Rob Moran
as ER Doctor
Jane Bradbury
as No. 81 Female Crew
Brad Wilson
as Lieutenant Right Leg
Miguel A. Núñez Jr.
as Burly Crew Member
John Gatins
as Air Traffic Controller
Nick Berman
as Young Bully
Smith Cho
as Lieutenant Left Leg
Yung-I Chang
as Apple Genius
David 'Goldy' Goldsmith
as Lieutenant Buttocks
Paul Scheer
as Lieutenant Kneecap
Justin Robbins
as What the Boy
Miles Robbins
as Freckled Boy
Stephanie Venditto
as MRI Technician
Richard Cerenzio
as Announcer at Street Fair
Jane Altman
as Old Woman
Philip Pavel
as Old Navy Salesman
Yvette Nicole Brown
as Old Navy Saleswoman
Charles Guardino
as Police Sergeant
Craig Gellis
as Robber #1
Tim Sitarz
as Robber #2
Michael Langston
as Make Out Guy
Kristen Connolly
as Make Out Girl
Scott Levine
as Mouth Crew #2
Boni Yanagisawa
as Mouth Crew #3
Floyd Levine
as Old Man On Toilet
Richie Allan
as Homeless Man
Alex Berg
as Timid Crewmember
Brandon Molale
as Security Guard
Mel Cowan
as Detective #1
Janine Edwards
as Apple Store Girl
Asako Takasue
as Conenience Store Clerk
Abbey Lerman
as Woman at Old Navy
Makoto Tanaka
as Enginer Crew #1
Mark Rangel
as Engine Crew #2
The Naked Cowboy
as Naked Cowboy
William Penick
as Stockbroker
Virgil E. Carter
as Photo Double for Mr. Murphy
Roger E. Reid
as Stand in for mr. Murphy
Aakomon "AJ" Jones
as Dave Dance Double
Jillian A. Schmitz
as Gina Dance Double
Hannah Feldner-Shaw
as Salsa Dancer
Monica Flores
as Salsa Dancer
Cecilio Moctezuma
as Salsa Dancer
Annette Nicole
as Salsa Dancer
Christian Perry
as Salsa Dancer
Brandon Vega
as Salsa Dancer
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Critic Reviews for Meet Dave

All Critics (101) | Top Critics (30) | Fresh (20) | Rotten (81)

  • There's a delicious irony to the way in which this supposedly heartwarming comedy gives the impression of having itself been devised by a race of extra-terrestrials with only a tentative grasp of what constitutes heart or humour.

    Oct 18, 2008 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

    Xan Brooks

    Guardian
    Top Critic
  • This is made-for-TV material dressed up by Eddie Murphy's participation into a theatrical release.

    Oct 18, 2008 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Even for a high-concept, lowbrow summer release Meet Dave is drab, shoddy work.

    Jul 16, 2008 | Rating: 2/6 | Full Review…
  • Even in C-movie junk like this, Murphy manages to wring a few laughs out of the material. But the humor is so broad it barely fits onto the screen.

    Jul 14, 2008
  • 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.

    Jul 11, 2008
  • Dumbfoundingly erratic, for the most part, but smart and funny from time to time, especially when Mr. Murphy, in the pseudo-person of the spaceship, tries to imitate earthling behavior.

    Jul 11, 2008 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Meet Dave

  • Nov 21, 2012
    Way better than most of the reviews I read, Eddie does a good job but it's nothing on his earlier films.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Apr 29, 2012
    [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/img] If it didn't depend on dozens of cliche's I might have actually enjoyed it. There are some funny moments in Meet Dave but still it's an odball, unoriginal and kind of creepy movie. It's not terrible, it's not as bad as Daddy Day Care or Norbit but it's still highly average and a massive misfire for children's taste due to some scary moments and a considerable amount of violence.
    Directors C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 02, 2011
    Very funny and endearing childrens film, pity it was only in the theaters for about 2 weeks
    Michael E Super Reviewer
  • May 17, 2010
    A very funny Movie Far More then I expected. I laughed all through the movie. Eddie Murphy played an excellent part. Elizabeth Banks was simply beautiful. A great family movie, nothing that can be shown to any age, clean throughout. 4 1/2 stars
    Bruce B Super Reviewer

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