Meet Dave

  • PG
  • Brian Robbins (2008)
  • US
  • 86 min
Film Review
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2 out of 5

After the critical panning received by Norbit, Eddie Murphy badly needed a good film, so teaming up again with that movie's director, Brian Robbins, wasn't necessarily the best move. Thankfully, though, this sci-fi comedy has enough energy and laughs to distinguish it from its predecessor. Once again Murphy appears in dual roles; as a spaceship disguised as a human (the Dave of the title) and as the captain of the tiny aliens that inhabit and operate it. Dave and its crew land in New York City to plunder Earth's resources in an effort to save their own planet. Needless to say, a spaceship disguised as a man finds it hard to fit in with modern Earth ways, leaving Dave in dire need of assistance. Luckily he is befriended by a woman (Elizabeth Banks) and her young son, who teach him what it means to be human. Murphy shows that he can still raise a smile when he puts his mind to it, and the whole thing is cheery enough - even if some of the humour is a bit vulgar.

Plot Summary

Science-fiction comedy starring Eddie Murphy. A group of tiny aliens comes to Earth in a spaceship designed to resemble a man. But attempting to navigate "Dave" around the streets of New York leaves the extraterrestrials baffled, until Dave is befriended by a woman and her young son.

Cast and crew


Dave / Captain
Eddie Murphy
Gina Morrison
Elizabeth Banks (2)
No 3 - Cultural Officer
Gabrielle Union
Scott Caan
No 2 - 2nd In Command
Ed Helms
Mike O'Malley
No 4 - Security Officer
Pat Kilbane
Judah Friedlander
Marc Blucas
Jim Turner


Brian Robbins

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
20th Century Fox
Some swearing.
Available on DVD
Released 18 Jul 2008
Certificate PG
Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent