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Generally favorable reviews- based on 210 Ratings

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  1. Jun 3, 2011
    Overrated, terrible, boring. I do not know how this got 'generally favourable reviews' I bet the people reviewed this positive despise shows like White Chicks. Basically if you call this show 'perfect' you are boring and I suggest something worth your term because seeing this film in the Cinema was a waste of my life.
  2. Aug 19, 2012
    The film felt like i was watching an ABC show on a wednesday night. A typical chick flick with a little taste of fashion. the movie seem to go way off course in the final 30 minutes. Didn't laugh once in this film. disgraceful.
  3. Jul 28, 2011
    "The Devil Wears Prada" is a master of witty humor and refined, fun to see. The film is also a full plate for anyone who loves fashion, but the most attentive to realize that the message goes far beyond that. Anne Hathaway acted very well on the scene and the inspired performance from Meryl Streep waiver adjectives. She is such a diva, is another level. David Frankel's direction is swift and competent, the supporting team is luxurious. Everything in "The Devil Wears Prada" pleases. I'm not a fan of the movie, but I can say that Miranda Priestly is the most iconic female character in movies in the past decade. Meryl Streep didn't win the Oscar for one thing such as: comedy. The film has a certain status of comedy, so much that Meryl won the Golden Globe for best actress in a comedy. If producers weren't so worried about leaving the cute and funny movie, if they were more faithful to the book and the movie was serious, more dramatic tone, Meryl would have won the Oscar. Expand
  4. Mar 24, 2011
    The first thing to notice about THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA is that it is precisely what it offers - fashion and its cut-throat business. An adaptation of Lauren Weisberger's 2003 novel, it is neatly directly by David Frankel, which is surprising since most of his work usually comprises of the light-hearted family genre. Frankel does one thing particularly well, he lets Meryl Streep, that iconic of all actors, room to breathe life in her character, Miranda Priestley, the ruthless editor in chief of the Runaway magazine, who has scant respect and patience for people, especially those she considers to be incompetent and unprofessional. I was fascinated with Streep's portrayal, she has something that makes her so powerfully alluring, almost hypnotic-like, and she lives and breathes Miranda every scene, every little nuance. Anne Hathaway is no less powerful as Andrea Sachs, the aspiring small town journalist with some impressive literary credentials, who clearly is a misfit in the Runaway scheme of things. Emily Blunt's Emily Charlton, Miranda's senior assistant, clearly doesn't give Andrea much hope, or even encouragement. Emily Blunt is wonderful as Emily, but I didn't get it - considering how particularly precise and impatient as Miranda is, how could she suffer Emily's British accent and her unconvincing work performance is just beyond me! Stanley Tucci is another actor who rises above his material and truly lends solidity to his roles - I especially enjoyed the final scenes when Miranda deftly puts the new charge of leadership to her rival Jacqueline Follet, and Tucci's Nigel responds as Nigel truly would. His mannerisms and emotion, that he tries subtly to hide and disguise even in the face of such a tumultous storm, is just a sight to behold. "I know she'll pay me back" is his response. Just what you'd expect from Nigel. Andrea learns lessons about life, not just in the fashion world, but in her own life. Her personal life takes a hit, her boyfriend cannot believe that she's changing as rapidly as she is, her own two best friends think the fashion world is swallowing her. No doubt, she is Miranda Priestley's assistant, doing a job that 'millions of girls would kill for," but Andrea is pleasantly unaware of and even contemptuous of this reality. It is gratifying to see that Hathaway's character is so absolutely unlike Streep's....Andrea's easy-going, carefree lifestyle, her choice of words in the most unpleasant of situations, is the exact opposite of all that Miranda Priestley lives and breathes in. The scene where Miranda talks to Andrea, after Andrea had been witness to Miranda and her husband's fight, Miranda's lines and the pain across her face and her emotions....that is Streep at her finest. A vortex of emotions and intricate, subtle gestures of the face, hands, true inner emotions, Streep portrays them all as easily and as beautifully as anyone has ever done on celluloid. In conclusion, this movie's not particularly boring or dull. It is fast-paced, but has ample show of Streep, Hathaway, and Tucci's characters. I gave it a 7 out of 10, not out of necessity, but because I think it's just good enough for it. And that isn't hurtful at all! I only hope Miranda Priestley doesn't confront me about it! Expand
  5. Apr 22, 2011
    I absolutely love this movie. It is one of my all time favorites. One, because I'm partly obsessed with fashion, but most importantly, it shows the vision of the American dream, similarly to the Great Gatsby, and how things never turn out how you expect them to. The acting is amazing, and the fashion is stunning. This movie is a must see for all!
  6. Oct 22, 2011
    watched this movie last night and it was great hilarious but can't belive that blondie was simon baker hilarious movie can't belive that the boss was continouasly calling andy emily
  7. Feb 2, 2012
    Based on the book of the same name (not the Christian metalcore band), "The Devil Wears Prada" tells the story of a recent college graduate who takes up a position at a fictional magazine called Runway. Anne Hathaway is the lead but it's Meryl Streep who without question steals the show. Her acting in this film is flawless and no doubt elevates this movie to a higher level of awesomesauce! Prada may put off some viewers as it's rather predictable and some of the dialog is rather fluffy but it's still a good feature to see. Expand
  8. Aug 27, 2014
    This one has divided critics. Yes, there is a bit of that trusty rom-com formula here. But The Devil Wears Prada extends far beyond. The laughs are warranted and the sentiment is genuine. You'll find yourself rooting for Anne Hathaway and wanting more and more Meryl Streep.
  9. Jun 9, 2013
    The glue of this movie is Meryl. Such a great character that was made for her. The supporting cast was good and the story was actually not as bad as it might have seen. Lots of funny lines that also manages plenty of serious moments about the world of fashion.
  10. Dec 6, 2012
    I got stuck viewing this at a family get together. OMG what torment it is to watch this movie. It is the story about how a girl is hired by a women who is a MEGA B*TCH to everyone she comes into contact with. Nope, it's not even a funny comedy in which case that plot might be enjoyable, it's a drama! If you are some freak of nature who likes MEGA B*TCHES or perhaps you yourself are a MEGA B*TCH then you'll love this movie! For everyone else, watching this movie will be less enjoyable than punching yourself in the face repeatedly. (+2/10 instead of 0/10 because I don't think I'm the target audience for this movie lol) Expand
  11. Dec 7, 2012
    the devil gets to be good.
  12. Dec 21, 2012
    Understand this movie is not for the deep thinkers. Understand it damn well, because you get what you see. I enjoyed Meryl Streep in this film as well as the woefully unaware Anne Hathaway. While predictable, it does offer some outlook on fashion versus being an actual human being in the sake of humanity.
  13. Jun 2, 2013
    The Devil Wears Prada is proof of how good a film can be with a half decent screenplay and solid actors that care about the project. The fantastic cast is able to find greatness in the material, making the film so much more than your average coming of age story. Meryl Streep is insanely good and Anne Hathaway does more than hold her own in the lead role. Solid performances by the supporting actors Stanley Tucci and Emily Blunt as well. Expand
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  15. Dec 14, 2013
    Thanks to a sharp script and four perfectly cast actors, "The Devil Wears Prada" is fun and entertaining even if you're not a fan or slave to fashion. Women should appreciate the characters and all the fashion stuff, bt it's not the type of movie that will leave guys in pain if they're dragged to see it by their wives or girlfriends.
  16. Aug 14, 2014
    "The Devil Wears Prada" is pretty unable to captivate its audience with its bland story, but Meryl Streep does the job herself, instead. It is wondrous how Streep can play a lot of different roles and look convincing in anyone of them. Here it is likely easier, but her accomplishment is still commendable. Hathaway is a perfect fit for the role and her performance is decent, too. In terms of plot and meaningfulness, the film seems worthless, but a few delightful performances and a bit of freshness do manage to save the day. Expand

Generally favorable reviews - based on 40 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. The story is glossy junk begat of just-plain junk anyway: Lauren Weisberger, who wrote the hiss-and-tell roman à clef best-seller on which the picture is based, was herself an assistant to Wintour.
  2. Takes place in the world of haute couture. And that pretty much sums up the movie. Otherwise, it would be just another Queen of Mean, boss from hell movie. But, oh, what delicious fun Meryl Streep and her conspirators have with that world.
  3. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    Streep single-handedly elevates this sitcomy but tolerably entertaining adaptation of Lauren Weisberger's bestselling 2003 roman a clef about a personal assistant's year of chic hell under the thumb of the dragon lady of the fashion world.