Meet Dave


Action / Adventure / Comedy / Family / Romance / Sci-Fi

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 20%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 35%
IMDb Rating 4.9 10 34210


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Elizabeth Banks as Gina Morrison
Kevin Hart as No. 17
Eddie Murphy as Dave / Captain
Ed Helms as No. 2 - 2nd In Command
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650.27 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 30 min
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23.976 fps
1hr 30 min
P/S 5 / 14

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by stormhawk2018 1 / 10

Honey, I Shrunk Eddie Murphy

If you want to explain why a movie is good or bad, it sometimes helps to highlight hits and misses from the careers of the people responsible for its production. Let's see who were at the helm of 'Meet Dave', shall we?

This movie was directed by Brian Robbins, who has more producer credits to his name than he does director credits. After 'Meet Dave' he directed a couple TV episodes and 2012's 'A Thousand Words', also featuring Eddie Murphy. With both 'Meet Dave' and 'A Thousand Words' failing to impress audiences, Mr. Robbins called it quits in 2012 as a director. I'm worried he would have reached new 'Norbit'-like depths had he decided to continue.

On to the next one: writer Rob Greenberg. He was known for writing episodes for the 90's sitcom 'Frasier'. Don't bother looking them up, you won't find much.

Should I continue after these two?

I feel bad ripping on the movie's lead actor, Eddie Murphy. His career has been in the gutter after he voiced the tiny Chinese dragon Mushu in the Disney hit 'Mulan', only to get some kind of success with Shrek. But this is no 'Coming To America', 'The Golden Child or 'Trading Places'. Hell, it's not even 'Metro' or 'Beverly Hills Cop'. Here, as 'Dave', he has his moments, but they are few and far between. I much prefer it when he writes his own material (except 'Norbit'), but his stand-up comedy days are in a distant past now.

So what's the problem? I blame it on Murphy's inability to pick decent scripts. Look at his resume since the late 90's: almost all of his films were badly written, directed and ill conceived. And that's where I'm back at the first two people I led to the slaughterhouse: Mr. Robbins and Greenberg.

With all that out of the way, let's talk about the plot here. Dave Ming-Chang (Murphy) is a space ship / vessel controlled by alien miniature humans that has come to earth to retrieve a water- absorbing weapon that had a failed mission to Earth, and also serves as the guardian of a boy, whose mother is widow (Elizabeth Banks). Still with me? I hope so. Just imagine the production meeting where someone, I suspect Robbins or Greenberg, pitched this plot to reps of Regency Entertainment, the production company. I envision it going something like this:

Exec: "So, you want money from us? For what? What hit did you guys write?"

Robbins / Greenberg: "Dave Ming-Chang is a space ship / vessel controlled by alien miniature humans that has come to earth to retrieve a water-absorbing weapon that had a failed mission to Earth."

Exec: "Wow, that sounds great. It's funny, right?"

Robbins: "Yeah. Eddie is in it. So we're aiming at theaters, not TV."

Exec: "Great, how much?"

Greenberg: "$60,000,000 will do."

Exec" "Deal. Just make sure you double it at the box office. We didn't do too well on 'Jumper' and 'The Onion Movie'."

It probably went something like that.

And well, we all know what happened. The boys got their $60M and Regency got about $11.8M back at the box office. And neither of them was heard from again.

And of story? No. I still had to see this film. 90 minutes of which about 63 seconds in total were worth my time because Mr. Murphy did or said something funny. So you better heed my advice and avoid this in favor of something from Eddie's early days.

Reviewed by jmcarlson2-726-800516 7 / 10

You Have to Be in the Right Frame of Mind for This One

I have hated most Eddie Murphy's "family movies", but this one took me a little by surprise. It was a real family movie that appeals to both young and old alike. Many others have gone into detail on this film, so I won't.

But I think it really helped that I was in the right frame of mind for this one... I just didn't expect anything good to come of this and the trailer didn't help. It made the movie look real dumb and I took a pass on this one for a long time. It made it look like a goofy comedy without any real heart and it dose have heart as the aliens begin to be corrupted by human emotions. So for some real family fun, you should check this one out.

Reviewed by Python Hyena 1 / 10

Don't Meet Dave.

Meet Dave (2008): Dir: Brian Robbins / Cast: Eddie Murphy, Elizabeth Banks, Gabrielle Union, Scott Caan, Ed Helms: Meet one of the worst pieces of cinematic junk of the year. If one can predict right, it will likely meet total silence from those who celebrated its stars earlier successes. It regards contact between two factors but unfortunately those factors didn't include this film meeting a sledge hammer. A spaceship in the form of Eddie Murphy lands on earth and is operated by little people including a captain that resembles him. Once their human ship is struck by a car he is befriended by a young woman and her son. Director Brian Robbins met success with Varsity Blues but since then he has made crap such as Hardball and Ready to Rumble. The special effects here are on par with the state's worst student science projects. Easily one of Murphy's worst performances as he once again proves that the whole multiple role thing should have been left with The Nutty Professor. Elizabeth Banks is wasted as the mom whom almost wraps her car around him. Gabrielle Union plays #3 because apparently Murphy already sabotaged #1 and #2. Scott Caan plays a cop who investigates the site where Dave crash landed. Perhaps he should have investigated those whom green lit this project. This film should crash land then be buried so that no one will have to endure it again. Score: 1 / 10

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