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  • Summary: Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays, and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no oneGru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays, and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad. The world's greatest villain has just met his greatest challenge: three little girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes. (Universal Pictures) Expand
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  1. Positive: 27 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. 100
    Like the best kids' entertainment, this creates a daffy little world all its own.
  2. A rousingly funny, heartfelt and imaginative 'toon blessed with the vocal talents of Steve Carell and loaded with whimsy and smarts.
  3. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    80
    There's nothing like a little world domination to melt the most dastardly evildoer's heart. Since villains so often steal the show in animation, Despicable Me smartly turns the whole operation over to megalomaniacal rogue Gru.
  4. Carrell has stated in interviews that his accent "falls someplace between Bela Lugosi and Ricardo Montalban," and that's about right.
  5. 75
    Hang in there and Despicable Me turns into an improbably heartwarming, not to mention visually delightful, diversion.
  6. Is the movie itself good? Half-good, I'd say - the second, more openly sentimental half.
  7. 50
    Despicable Me cannot be faulted for lack of trying. If anything, it tries much too hard, stuffing great gobs of second-rate action, secondhand humor and warmed-over sentiment into every nook and cranny of its relentlessly busy 3-D frames.

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  1. Positive: 97 out of 110
  2. Negative: 6 out of 110
  1. DavidB
    Jul 11, 2010
    10
    My son (age 7) and I went to see this today with my father - so three generations all watching a "kid's movie". We ALL enjoyed the movie My son (age 7) and I went to see this today with my father - so three generations all watching a "kid's movie". We ALL enjoyed the movie and had a great time. Expand
  2. Nov 13, 2010
    10
    Great movie, forget the bad reviews! This video is worth seeing, no matter how old you are. This movie is way better than Toy Story 3! MeetGreat movie, forget the bad reviews! This video is worth seeing, no matter how old you are. This movie is way better than Toy Story 3! Meet Vector, Gru, and the kids for a thrill-packed ride! Believe me, it's awesome! Expand
  3. Feb 21, 2013
    9
    Love the movies very much. It's has a lot of funny scene. Ana there are many family touching moment like the Gru's love of 3 daughter
  4. Apr 7, 2011
    8
    A fun movie with a good story, and some witty dialogue by Steve Carrell. Although, there weren't as many laughs as I thought there would be (IA fun movie with a good story, and some witty dialogue by Steve Carrell. Although, there weren't as many laughs as I thought there would be (I blame it on the television commercials). Expand
  5. Dec 13, 2010
    7
    Light Bulb." It took a little time for the light bulb to turn on in "Despicable Me", but when it finally does it actually becomes a good film.Light Bulb." It took a little time for the light bulb to turn on in "Despicable Me", but when it finally does it actually becomes a good film. The slow start almost ruined it for me but luckily the visuals were good enough to keep me intrigued while the directors Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud figured out where they were going with the movie. And I must say when they finally figured things out it completely turned the movie around for the better.

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  6. Feb 2, 2011
    7
    It's been a good year for animation! While "Despicable Me" is pretty predictable and doesn't compare to "Toy Story 3" in terms of comedy orIt's been a good year for animation! While "Despicable Me" is pretty predictable and doesn't compare to "Toy Story 3" in terms of comedy or quality, it's witty, funny, and addresses some emotional topics. It doesn't really push any boundaries, but it doesn't spit out the same old humor like a lot of kids' movies do these days. In the end, it turns out to be a very funny, original, well-made movie that is a must see for any family, or just someone looking for some good entertainment. Expand
  7. Jul 15, 2013
    1
    La historia guarda un buen mensaje sin embargo mi villano favorito es una completa basura que lamento recordar buenos personajes tiernos peroLa historia guarda un buen mensaje sin embargo mi villano favorito es una completa basura que lamento recordar buenos personajes tiernos pero completamente ridiculos. Expand

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