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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. 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 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! Meet Vector, Gru, and the kids for a thrill-packed ride! Believe me, it's awesome! Expand
  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. Feb 23, 2011
    8
    You fall in love with him, his minions and the three orphan girls....absurd and v v v funny! Blue Sky Creative are offering a FREE copy with a years hosting! http://blue-sky-creative.com/ 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. 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. Nov 30, 2010
    7
    A very cool movie. The minions are hilarious, and it's worth seeing just to laugh at them. Not a groundbreaking film and not going to win any awards, but I'd watch it again. 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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