‘Meet Dave’ a Triumph of Mediocrity for Eddie Murphy

It just goes to show the value of lowered expectations: Eddie Murphy's comedy Meet Dave, which we loudly suggested could be worse than Norbit, is merely mediocre, according to the nation's critics! It's currently got a Metascore of 45 — not great, but not the -28 we were expecting based on the movie's trailer and ad campaign. We have to hand it to 20th Century Fox's marketing department: They managed expectations for this movie perfectly, leading to the best possible reviews you could expect for a movie like this. And if they're looking for blurbs, the reviewers offer some doozies!

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