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DVD Reviews: Pluto Nash

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Review Score
Reviewed by Tory Favro
Review Date: 23 February 2003
Distributed by:
Roadshow Home Entertainment
Running Time: 91 Minutes

Eddie Murphy stars in this comedy about an owner of the hottest nightclub on the moon - whose club is a priority purchase by the mob! Pluto Nash (Murphy) refuses their offers and after the club was blown up, goes on the search for who is behind it all with the assistance of one of his waitresses (Rosario Dawson) and his aging robotic bodyguard (Randy Quaid).

As the storyline progresses so does the action which is a blessing. Initially I didn't think too much of the title as it was fully too cheeseball. And whilst it continues in this vein throughout, the characters do wear on you and I loved seeing Pam Grier in this movie as Pluto's mother.

The special effects in this movie are a lot of fun and very good to look at. Whilst the entire preface of the movie makes it all very unbelievable, from what I could see, there was nothing that stood out as being badly done. The story is a fairly generic type one and in fact reminded me strongly of two Arnold Schwarzenegger films, Total Recall and 6th Day with the general themes that ran through the movie.

The movie has been transferred to a widescreen ration of 16:9 as it was at the cinema and the audio booms in Dolby 5.1 surround. The title utilises all speakers in a 5.1 setup and sounds fantastic.

I'd have to say that all things said and done, Pluto Nash is a nice little distraction, a feel good movie. The storyline is not challenging and it's the kind of film that you could get up and return to your seat without missing anything. Great for just kicking back and enjoying without the grey matter being stretched at all.

Pluto Nash Features

  • Exclusive Additional Scenes
  • IMX "Ain't no need" Music Clip
  • The making of Aint No Need
  • Cast/Director/Writer Highlights
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • DVD rom content


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