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The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)

Eddie Murphy , Jay Mohr , Ron Underwood  |  PG-13 |  DVD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Eddie Murphy, Jay Mohr, Randy Quaid, Rosario Dawson, Joe Pantoliano
  • Directors: Ron Underwood
  • Writers: Neil Cuthbert
  • Producers: Bruce Berman, Cami Bourquin, Frank Capra III, Louis A. Stroller, Martin Bregman
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: December 24, 2002
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00003CXWS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,765 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Adventures of Pluto Nash" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

Set on the moon in the year 2087, the action/adventure comedy "Pluto Nash" stars Eddie Murphy as the title character, an audacious nightclub owner who finds himself in hot water when he refuses to sell his club to the local mob.

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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is what Sci-Fi comedies are all about! April 7, 2006
Format:DVD
OK, first of all, I have to qualify my point of view: get this-- I am a huge fan of good, funny sci-fi flicks. I have to shake my head and wonder what the f*^k those folks that bashed this movie were expecting? I mean really. I was expecting (hoping for) complete silliness. This delivers nonsense in great heaps. If you are an Eddie Murphy fan, then this is Eddie at his most absurd! If you liked the Fifth Element, this is even better! The effects are great, the chick is FINE, and the jokes are non-stop. I laughed out loud I don't know how many times.

For those of you that gave this anything less than four stars, I say you are doing the rest of us a disservice. You should watch films that are more suited to your tastes. Geez!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Popcorn Fluff May 31, 2004
Format:DVD
There are some movies that are not meant to be great art. They aim to be nothing more than a fun way to pass time and eat popcorn at the same time. The Adventures of Pluto Nash is one of those movies.
Eddie Murphy is great as the intrepid hero Pluto Nash as he fights the sinister space mafia. Originally, Nash was a small businessman who the mafia tries to shake down. However, Nash decides to fight the mafia in what turns out to be one of the most slapsticky sci-fi adventure flicks of all time. Thrills and spills abound in this wild and wacky funfest. Pluto Nash is a well-plotted futuristic sci-fi adventure story with a comedic bent.
It also features a great cast with Rosario Dawson, Pam Grier, John Cleese, Randy Quaid, Peter Boyle and Jay Mohr.
If you just want to relax and have fun while eating popcorn, then this is a great movie for you.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad film. August 21, 2005
By Gully
Format:DVD
I have been a fan of Eddie Murphy for ages. I won't say he can do no wrong, but it is rare indeed when he does. My kids love the Donkey from Shrek- thank heavens they haven't seen his "blue" side ("Raw")

I'm also a bigtime science fiction fan. So the idea of Murphy in outer space was an inspired one. He was kind of an even more wiseacre Han Solo in this one, and I liked that.

Yeah, the script was a bit on the weak side, but Eddie's rapid-fire wit and the looney cavalcade of supporting players gave the proceedings an affable air of goofiness that was often infectious.

I could have done without some of the toilet humor, though.

While "Pluto Nash" may not be "out of this world", it is still a "blast".
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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It's a two or three star movie, but I enjoyed it so that's all that counts. It was a dumb movie, but entertaining. Need I go on? As for the production value; no complaints. It would be nice to see the "Sixth Element" or "Starship Troopers II", but I don't think I'm going to get my wish. So cheesy movies like this and Tremors III will do. You can tell their reach was further than their grasp and there is a little money thrown at the movie. The CGI is nice, acting was what you'd expect. I didn't belly laugh or anything but maybe a giggle. What else can I say?
As for everyone who hated Pluto Nash; what did you expect?
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I thought it was good... September 22, 2006
By Danchip
Format:DVD
Although this movie doesn't depict the Eddie Murphy we all might think, if you put your expectations of Eddie aside and just watch the movie, it's actually pretty good. I wouldn't say it was my favorite Sci-Fi Comedy movie, but I'm tired of people giving it a bad rap just because they focus on Eddie Murphy doing something "different" than what they expect.

If you want to watch this movie because you loved "Eddie Murphy Raw" then maybe you shouldn't watch it...however, if you want to laugh at light-hearted humor, then I think it's definitely worth the watch.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A fun time, not for grouchy critics April 13, 2003
A Kid's Review
Format:DVD
A hilarious movie full of charming characters. The only limitation is people who do not enjoy "stupid" humor will not like it, but the front cover of the box should clue people in.
Pluto Nash (Murphy) is an ex-crook trying to make it in the honest world of running a night club, but gets into trouble with the moon mob when he refuses to sell out to a mysterious casino baron. With his robot side-kick Bruno (Randy Quaid, AKA "cousin Eddie" from the Vacation movies) a beautiful singer (Rosario Dawson), and his mother, Pluto Nash is chased across the moon colony by a bunch of goons while trying to find the bad guy that is behind it all.
Lots of shooting, goofy robot interactions, freeze-dried Chihuahuas, and some good old Eddie Murphy wit make this a great movie for people who "like this sort of thing."
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as bad as critcs made it sound August 4, 2003
Format:VHS Tape
Wow, this movie sure was carved-up by critics. I was certainly glad I read the reviews on rottentomatoes.com, after I watched the movie.
The Adventures Of Pluto Nash is by no means the greatest film ever made. But it is good escapist fair for a Saturday night of entertainment. Murphy plays the title role of Pluto Nash, a bar owner on the moon in the year of 2087. Murphy has the hottest nightclub on the moon and is making a killing every night. So when gangsters come looking to buy it, he says no thanks. In response, the gangsters blow-up the place, putting Nash on the run, while also trying to figure out whom the unknown crime-lord behind the bombing is.
Murphy actually brings an affable charm to the role, he manages to not take things too seriously, as well as not sleep walk through the movie. He seems to understand he's not going for an Academy Award, but is playing a role that does have its demands in a story very similiar to Casablanca. Randy Quaid comes along for the ride as Nash's robot helper in a very unique role.
What makes the movie far more entertaining then critics have given it credit for is the use of the moon in the story. The location is not the centerpiece of the movie, but it is used very nicely to reel in the chase for Nash preventing it from becoming to over-bearing. After all, just how many places are there to go on the moon? It's also nice to see a summer release that is actually more character - then action - driven. While there is gun fights in Pluto Nash, most of the film centers on characters trying to piece-together a mystery.
Where the movie falls way off track is with a really weak ending. While it is surprising, let's just say not giving Murphy a quality bad guy to spar off with in the end, really hurts the movie. However up until then, Pluto Nash really didn't deserve to the carving it received.
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