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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: 89 out of 112
  2. Negative: 6 out of 112
  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. Jan 8, 2011
    10
    I have to say this movie touched my heart as much as it did my laugh box. Steve Carrel is hilarious and if you didn't watch the credits youI have to say this movie touched my heart as much as it did my laugh box. Steve Carrel is hilarious and if you didn't watch the credits you probably wouldn't know it was him. The story is very creative and original and (as always) was copied a year later with Megamind. I do have a hard time understanding some of those negative reviews though. Expand
  3. Jun 16, 2013
    9
    Pros: Despicable me is a fun movie, it's very good for kids or maybe teens. The minions are really funny, I wish they have more screen time.Pros: Despicable me is a fun movie, it's very good for kids or maybe teens. The minions are really funny, I wish they have more screen time. Even that it is still a fun movie for all ages not just kids.

    Cons: Some jokes are corny but only few of them.
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  4. Apr 16, 2011
    8
    Long story short, I enjoyed the movie.
  5. Dec 22, 2010
    7
    Excellent animation and a series of funny moments make this a thoroughly entertaining film to watch for the whole family. The story verges onExcellent animation and a series of funny moments make this a thoroughly entertaining film to watch for the whole family. The story verges on absurd but then again it is a fairytale where minions exist and the world's greatest villains have a soft spot for orphans. Expand
  6. Sep 25, 2011
    7
    Despicable Me has some genuine humour and the animators look like they had fun making it. The characters and movie moments are fun and willDespicable Me has some genuine humour and the animators look like they had fun making it. The characters and movie moments are fun and will have kids and some adults giggling throughout. The story does lack some weight as it ends up being a standard predicable story - something we have seen too many times before and may leave some adults wanting more, but what we have here is fun nonetheless. Recommended for kids.â 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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