Meet Dave (PG)

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Comedy

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Time Out says

Tue Jul 15 2008

Eddie Murphy’s latest ‘comedy’ sees him horribly miscast in dual roles as the eponymous man-sized spacecraft and its diminutive, logic-driven Captain. The only pleasure to be derived from watching Murphy these days comes from those rare moments when he gets the opportunity to let rip, to give us a glimpse of the old, untamed Hollywood rebel. But here, such opportunities are absent: as the ship, he’s robotic; as the Captain, he’s clipped and saddled with what might be a British accent.

Supporting players fare no better, particularly the hideous Pat Kilbane as an increasingly objectionable gay stereotype. The plot is near absent, the effects cheap – the filmmakers clearly fancy this as a successor to ‘Men in Black’, but it completely lacks that film’s charm or invention. Even for a high-concept, lowbrow summer release ‘Meet Dave’ is drab, shoddy work.

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PG

UK release:

Fri Jul 18, 2008

Duration:

90 mins

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tremolo

A childish film that appealed to the child in me. Freud said that what we laugh at reflects the tensions we carry. I guess those who didn't laugh were either totally liberated from urban anxieties or are totally in their heads. Childish for sure. A nice if simple break from being adult, and an utterly inventive concept.

emma jane

this film was fantastic ive watched it 5 times now i think eddies fab and i may watch it again

emma jane

this film was fantastic ive watched it 5 times now i think eddies fab and i may watch it again

granny

it is the best film i have heard in my 85 years even though i haven't seen it

granny

it is the best film i have heard in my 85 years even though i haven't seen it

Hani

I can't wait 2 c it it looks really funny!! I luv all movies with eddie murphy in it he's so funny!!

Hani

I can't wait 2 c it it looks really funny!! I luv all movies with eddie murphy in it he's so funny!!

ted

i am seeeing this film tomorrow can't wait it looks incredibly funny

ted

i am seeeing this film tomorrow can't wait it looks incredibly funny

usman khawaja

entering the domain of entertainment on earth is rather elusive now, There are as many cliches floating both with in movies and their critical aPpraisal as are there in our humble planet system . This a sweet comic satire on the american paranoia of invasion from outside just as much as A tribute to the more noble instincts of human species . While the aliens land to strip us of our natural recources ,again a pun on the human race which has plundered each other without any pangs of guilt in the name of any thing from silk to oil ,we get a liliputian alien race which acts like our starship troopers in a spoof and make for 2 hours of solid entertainment with every stereotype revisited in a fresh mamnner mainly accredited to the huge talent of eddie murphy . While it is becoming a free for all to blame eddie for every cinematic imProprietary and and all offences of the so-called political correctness are also thrown onto his strong shoulders ,he has megavolts of power and tons of talent to pull off any coup. Just like dave MUNCH KING ,the most common name on the planet that he plays here in the form of the alien ship and its belovedly correct captain as a paragon of virtue in a double role ,where he makes quaint fun of everything from our currency to food culture ,sleeping arrangements in manhattan ,shopping malls,and virtually every other institution including the department of homeland security. a definite watch for it's tongue-in-cheek humor and endearing sentimental homage to our movies culture itself in the form of Meat loaf and IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE . The kid in the movie is just as cute as the alien ship itself and it's an entrtaining farce intended to take on E-T. usman khawaja

usman khawaja

entering the domain of entertainment on earth is rather elusive now, There are as many cliches floating both with in movies and their critical aPpraisal as are there in our humble planet system . This a sweet comic satire on the american paranoia of invasion from outside just as much as A tribute to the more noble instincts of human species . While the aliens land to strip us of our natural recources ,again a pun on the human race which has plundered each other without any pangs of guilt in the name of any thing from silk to oil ,we get a liliputian alien race which acts like our starship troopers in a spoof and make for 2 hours of solid entertainment with every stereotype revisited in a fresh mamnner mainly accredited to the huge talent of eddie murphy . While it is becoming a free for all to blame eddie for every cinematic imProprietary and and all offences of the so-called political correctness are also thrown onto his strong shoulders ,he has megavolts of power and tons of talent to pull off any coup. Just like dave MUNCH KING ,the most common name on the planet that he plays here in the form of the alien ship and its belovedly correct captain as a paragon of virtue in a double role ,where he makes quaint fun of everything from our currency to food culture ,sleeping arrangements in manhattan ,shopping malls,and virtually every other institution including the department of homeland security. a definite watch for it's tongue-in-cheek humor and endearing sentimental homage to our movies culture itself in the form of Meat loaf and IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE . The kid in the movie is just as cute as the alien ship itself and it's an entrtaining farce intended to take on E-T. usman khawaja

elisha harris

i think this film is up to my standard n i would give it 9/10 simply because eddie murphy is a great actor but he does need to work on his faek laughing some times

elisha harris

i think this film is up to my standard n i would give it 9/10 simply because eddie murphy is a great actor but he does need to work on his faek laughing some times

ben

well done pia you have a mate called dave you must be so proud there are probably millions of people out there who do and none of them feel the need to say this about the film it is not at all relevant and I doubt you can find anyone in the world except possibly your mate Dave who cares that you have a mate with the same name as a character in the film my name is ben and there are loads of movies with peole called ben in them and yet I don't have the urge to post reviews about them on the Internet informing everyone of this fact

ben

well done pia you have a mate called dave you must be so proud there are probably millions of people out there who do and none of them feel the need to say this about the film it is not at all relevant and I doubt you can find anyone in the world except possibly your mate Dave who cares that you have a mate with the same name as a character in the film my name is ben and there are loads of movies with peole called ben in them and yet I don't have the urge to post reviews about them on the Internet informing everyone of this fact

pia

Looks good Nd funny.. LOL i have got a friend called DAVEE!! =D Ahahahahahahha!!