Despicable Me

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 527 Ratings

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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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Score distribution:
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 93 out of 118
  2. Negative: 6 out of 118
  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. 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
    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. Dec 6, 2012
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. It's quite good actually. I liked all of it, and I realized near the end that the moon was too big. And with the second one coming out soon, I cant wait for it! Expand
  4. CRL
    Sep 5, 2011
    8
    Despicable Me is a sometimes predictable yet hilarious piece of cinema with stellar voice acting, a laugh-inducing script, and some of theDespicable Me is a sometimes predictable yet hilarious piece of cinema with stellar voice acting, a laugh-inducing script, and some of the best animation this side of PIxar. Expand
  5. Feb 2, 2011
    7
    I am 31 yrs old and for some reason I still like watching animated film. I absolutely loved those little minion things, they were hilarious!I am 31 yrs old and for some reason I still like watching animated film. I absolutely loved those little minion things, they were hilarious! The only problem that I had with this movie was that Steve Carrell accent was a little weak, and at time he just sounded like himself trying to do a Russian accent. Overall this was pretty funny movie. Acting: OK
    Storyline: Good
    Characters: Good
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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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