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  • Summary: The best-selling novel about a young woman who stumbles into the hectic worlds of high fashion and publishing comes to the big screen.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    If you can tell the difference between a mule and a pump, attendance at The Devil Wears Prada is mandatory. You might have to reach back to "Funny Face" to find a fashion movie so on-trend.
  2. 75
    While the picture isn't brilliant, it is, at its most entertaining, a kicky, surprisingly astute throwback to bygone Hollywood social comedies.
  3. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    It's an occasion for Streep to play against a stereotype, and win. It's a rout, in fact.
  4. 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.
  5. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    The comic appeal of The Devil Wears Prada is the cinematic equivalent of a size 2 - wafer-thin and ultimately lacking in meat and substance.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 87
  2. Negative: 9 out of 87
  1. MarioJ.
    Aug 23, 2007
    Meryly Streep, perfection.
  2. GeorgeB.
    Aug 10, 2006
    This near-perfect summer sleeper (at least it was a sleeper to me) provides a tour de triumphe performance by the one and only Meryl Streep, and good fun, and a few heartbreaks, in between. Sad evening. Expand
  3. JonathanK.
    Sep 7, 2006
    Just a fun, well acted movie. Meryl is amazing as usual.
  4. AndrewR.
    Jul 30, 2006
    I really enjoyed this movie and couldn't give a damn about fashion. Funny and smart and Meryl is great.
  5. MarkC.
    Aug 23, 2006
    This moive wasnt as bad as i though it would be it was ok but the thing about haveing to be a size 2 and if u werent u where consider fat i that that was really really stupid over all it was a good movie. Expand
  6. Dec 7, 2012
    the devil gets to be good.
  7. VictoriaD.
    Aug 1, 2006
    The obsession on weight in this film is disgusting. While some jokes are funny. Some moments in this movie caused me physical pain, and left me wondering how much I'd offend my friends if I walked out and left them there. Expand

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