Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. Reviewed by: Michael O'Sullivan
    Dec 15, 2010
    88
    Megamind has presentation in spades. But it also has something even rarer than that. It's got heart.
  2. Reviewed by: Steve Persall
    Dec 15, 2010
    83
    Megamind's Kryptonite is a common weakness for any comedy so fast out of the blocks: It simply runs out of surprises.
  3. Reviewed by: Tasha Robinson
    Dec 15, 2010
    83
    There's nothing wrong with animation aimed at adults, but this may be the first kids' movie that throws fewer bones to its supposed intended viewers than to their parents.
  4. Reviewed by: Owen Gleiberman
    Dec 15, 2010
    83
    Too goofy-surreal to pack a lot of emotional punch, but it's antically light on its feet, with 3-D images that have a lustrous, gizmo-mad sci-fi clarity.
  5. Reviewed by: Pete Hammond
    Dec 15, 2010
    80
    In a family market that's been woefully weak of late, Megamind should not only rescue Metro City but the box office, too.
  6. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Dec 15, 2010
    80
    Visually Megamind is immaculately sleek and gracefully enhanced by 3-D. The score by Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe is refreshingly subtle for an action comedy.
  7. Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    Dec 15, 2010
    75
    Megamind has momentum and dazzle.
  8. Reviewed by: Amy Biancolli
    Dec 15, 2010
    75
    Megamind, it turns out, is a villain to root for.
  9. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Dec 15, 2010
    75
    Megamind is largely what one might expect from an animated movie featuring a number of notable comedians in voice roles: an amusing diversion.
  10. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Dec 15, 2010
    75
    Megamind is an amusing family entertainment and gains some energy from clever dialogue and the fun Will Ferrell has with his character.
  11. Reviewed by: Wesley Morris
    Dec 15, 2010
    75
    The bliss of Megamind is the way it pursues solutions for tired problems.
  12. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    Dec 15, 2010
    70
    Megamind is snappy good fun.
  13. Reviewed by: Bob Mondello
    Dec 15, 2010
    70
    The kiddie set can chortle at Megamind's slapstick and its goofy one-upmanship while adults get a kick out of all the smart spatial tricks that highlight the 3-D effects.
  14. Reviewed by: Betsy Sharkey
    Dec 15, 2010
    70
    More impressive than the multi-dimensions is Megamind's minimalist, modernist look. It creates a crispness that feels more contemporary than retro, which not only is very aesthetically pleasing but makes it easier to savor the film's many sight gags.
  15. Reviewed by: J.R. Jones
    Dec 15, 2010
    70
    Handsome and generally amusing adventure.
  16. Reviewed by: Kimberley Jones
    Dec 15, 2010
    67
    Megamind gets existential, but only in blips, and while it is never anything less than vibrant and exceedingly clever, it is also a rather slight thing for such mega-sized proportions.
  17. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    Dec 15, 2010
    67
    No doubt some of it is charming enough to induce giggles in its preteen target audience.
  18. Reviewed by: Stephanie Zacharek
    Dec 15, 2010
    65
    Tries too hard and ultimately achieves less. It's undone by its own inferiority complex.
  19. Reviewed by: Peter Travers
    Dec 15, 2010
    63
    Director Tom McGrath keeps the action spinning and trips lightly over the bummer spectacle of watching a bad boy go good.
  20. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    Dec 15, 2010
    63
    The voice casting is on the money and these funny people - and I'm including Pitt, who plays this sort of self-mocking Adonis well, even in animated form - make this cute comedy come off.
  21. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Dec 15, 2010
    63
    Moderately funny though immoderately derivative.
  22. Reviewed by: Sam Toy
    Dec 15, 2010
    60
    Like his plans, Megamind verges on greatness but has flaws. But it's fun, energetic and at times dazzling. Expect a stronger sequel - unlikely to be 'darker and grittier', though.
  23. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Dec 15, 2010
    60
    This is Ferrell's movie, meaning some inspired laughs sandwiched between annoying bits that stretch on well past their usefulness.
  24. Reviewed by: Josh Levin
    Dec 15, 2010
    60
    Mostly, the jokes and the recurrent attempts to tweak the superhero genre serve as a reminder that somebody else has already done it better. Sure, Megamind is pretty good. But why settle for less when you the best is already available on DVD?
  25. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    Dec 15, 2010
    60
    In ingenuity and charm, this DreamWorks offering isn't up there with "Kung Fu Panda," which remains the sharpest, fullest film from the studio. You may get the feeling that Megamind was made for, and possibly by, really smart six-year-olds. Nothing wrong with that; audiences of all ages can be tickled by the higher form of preadolescent humor.
  26. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Dec 15, 2010
    50
    Has some funny moments, silly mispronunciations and comical socio-political references. But it suffers from being the second animated movie this year to feature a dastardly villain for a hero.
  27. Reviewed by: Rick Groen
    Dec 15, 2010
    50
    The plot is rich, the execution poor.
  28. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    Dec 15, 2010
    50
    Megamind falls flat.
  29. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Dec 15, 2010
    50
    A dispiriting return to the tired, star-driven, pop-culture-ridden formula that DreamWorks Animation ran into the ground before its best feature in years, this spring's "How to Train Your Dragon."
  30. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    Dec 15, 2010
    50
    Comes off as a derivative wisecracking machine rather than a feat of sustained imagination.
  31. Reviewed by: Keith Uhlich
    Dec 15, 2010
    40
    This routine animated feature is a perfectly fine thing to waste.
  32. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Dec 15, 2010
    40
    Plays out like a clunky, not-so-incredible "Incredibles," or a more-despicable "Despicable Me."
  33. Reviewed by: Robert Wilonsky
    Dec 15, 2010
    40
    If nothing else, I found my son's Kryptonite: boring superhero rip-offs voiced by check-cashing actors. At least Steve Carell used an accent.
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 245 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 69
  2. Negative: 6 out of 69
  1. Sep 21, 2011
    6
    The movie is admittedly fun to watch....for the sake of the kids. All those audience critics who are experienced in watching dream worksThe movie is admittedly fun to watch....for the sake of the kids. All those audience critics who are experienced in watching dream works animation will be very familiar with the tedious formula of the 'bad guy becomes good guy after experiencing enlightenment' dream works ALWAYS uses. Full Review »
  2. Nov 6, 2010
    10
    This movie was a lot of fun. Suitable for all ages. I caught the 3D version, and it was very well done. Will Farrell was very funny asThis movie was a lot of fun. Suitable for all ages. I caught the 3D version, and it was very well done. Will Farrell was very funny as Megamind. If you like his comedy, you will like this movie. Full Review »
  3. Nov 12, 2010
    3
    This movie is a disaster. Utterly charmless, it was the first time I was really aware of the difference between a star, and Voice Actor. AsThis movie is a disaster. Utterly charmless, it was the first time I was really aware of the difference between a star, and Voice Actor. As funny as Ferrell & Fey can be, vocally they are not interesting. I miss Paul Frees, Hans Conried and the rest of that generation. And I was born well after they did their work. Avoid this movie. Full Review »