Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 40 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
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  1. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    60
    A scantily clad revenge memoir.
  2. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    60
    When the satire stays focused on Streep or her snooty Brit assistant (Emily Blunt), "Prada" is malicious fun. But the central story about how smart, idealistic Anne Hathaway, as Miranda's drably dressed new assistant, loses her soul in pursuit of success and great shoes is dramatically anorexic.
  3. 60
    Frankel has cut, pasted and rejiggered the novel, mostly for the better. As adapted by Aline Brosh McKenna, The Devil Wears Prada is crisper, less self-righteous and mercifully shorter than its intermittently funny but interminable source.
  4. 58
    They put the material on lifts - and end up tripping into TV dramedy land.
  5. 50
    Sometimes actors get parts so rich that they almost can't help but make meals of them. Playing a frosty, high-powered editor in The Devil Wears Prada, Meryl Streep turns the role into a four-course dinner and shows up with her own dessert...But it's hard to care about what's going on whenever she's offscreen.
  6. Reviewed by: Rob Nelson
    50
    More "Pretty Woman" than "Working Girl," The Devil Wears Prada really lives to give its angel a high-class makeover.
  7. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    50
    So stupendously funny at times that she (Streep) nearly salvages the whole thing.
  8. Mistrustful of its audience, it's full of actors -- apart from Streep -- playing broad attitudes rather than characters. Crafted like a high end TV show, it's a sort of video Vogue -- lite, brite and trite.
  9. 50
    An agreeably shallow comedy.
  10. 50
    Meryl Streep is indeed poised and imperious as Miranda, and Anne Hathaway is a great beauty who makes a convincing career girl. I liked Stanley Tucci, too, as Nigel... But I thought the movie should have reversed the roles played by Grenier and Baker. Grenier comes across not like the old boyfriend but like the slick New York writer, and Baker seems the embodiment of Midwestern sincerity.
  11. 50
    Probably supposed to be half fashion fantasy, half satire of the fashion world. What a drag that it's not enough of either.
  12. It's a self-blunting satire, a toothless attack on fashionistas that twists around tortuously and ends up biting (well, gumming) its own tail.
  13. The best performance comes from Stanley Tucci as the Runway art director. Tucci presents a homosexual man without a trace of cartoon--shrewd, skilled, and weathered without being worn. It is a well-judged and accomplished piece of work.
  14. If you shut down your brain and simply take in the wardrobe and performances by Streep and Blunt you'll have a swell time, like aimlessly flipping the pages of a fashion magazine.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 222 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 71 out of 88
  2. Negative: 9 out of 88
  1. MarioJ.
    Aug 23, 2007
    10
    Meryly Streep, perfection.
  2. NathanW.
    Jul 26, 2006
    3
    There's nothing that worthwhile (or funny) in this vapid film geared to people who watch project runway. It's barely even passes There's nothing that worthwhile (or funny) in this vapid film geared to people who watch project runway. It's barely even passes for a movie about fashion with a plot runs predictably to a predictable end. Full Review »
  3. MarkS.
    Jul 6, 2006
    2
    Beautifully shot, and a great performance by Streep, but this movie is predictible tripe. And I'm shocked that not a single critic even Beautifully shot, and a great performance by Streep, but this movie is predictible tripe. And I'm shocked that not a single critic even noticed that Hathaway is playing essentially the same part as her roles in the two "Princess Diary" movies. Full Review »