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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 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. The effect is Chaplinesque if Chaplin had the latest in gadgetry, because the entire picture is also shot in 3-D that, for once, puts all 3 of the Ds to imaginative use.
  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: Bob Mondello
    80
    It's all thoroughly adorable, and with an overlay that's nearly as odd as Carell's accent.
  4. Carrell has stated in interviews that his accent "falls someplace between Bela Lugosi and Ricardo Montalban," and that's about right.
  5. 75
    This is dizzy diverting fun, from it's first Carell one-liner to the 3D gimmick gags stuffed into the closing credits.
  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: 89 out of 99
  2. Negative: 5 out of 99
  1. Jan 5, 2013
    10
    Muy original. A los que nos gustan los superhéroes también nos gustan los villanos, y más cuando los villanos no lo son tanto. Buenísimos personajes, muy entretenida, buen guión y diálogos. A la vez tierna. Sería fantástica una serie animada derivada para sacar más provecho de los minions. Expand
  2. Sep 5, 2010
    10
    Charming movie - I was really not expecting this.

    I suppose, as they say, "the minions make it!" Yes, but it's also "period" - "Golden Spy
    Era" setting and humor, and I always loved that.

    It's not predictable - something else to love. It's not (as you will say I often say!) a great film, but it is a very ENTERTAINING film, and it's VERY ENJOYABLE. Quite a surprise. Go in with no expectations and you will come out HIGHLY satisfied!
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  3. Apr 1, 2012
    9
    First off, I would give this a 9.25 out of 10. Animation is good. Story real good. Can be funny sometimes. Acting and score is good. Steve carrel does good. Overall, this is a good movie that you and your family should see. Expand
  4. Jan 24, 2011
    8
    the movie was awesome..but it did tend to rush at some points
  5. Oct 12, 2010
    7
    Surprisingly enjoyed this, although the 3D at times seemed quite poor, the overall animation of the film was good and the story line was enjoyable. Heart-warming tale for all ages. IT'S SO FLUFFY! Expand
  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 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 pero completamente ridiculos. Expand

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