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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
    88
    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
    75
    It's an occasion for Streep to play against a stereotype, and win. It's a rout, in fact.
  4. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    70
    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
    63
    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: 69 out of 86
  2. Negative: 9 out of 86
  1. MarioJ.
    Aug 23, 2007
    10
    Meryly Streep, perfection.
  2. JoseG.
    Jul 30, 2006
    10
    Great movie. Meryl Streep is great.
  3. SamD.
    Jul 30, 2006
    9
    I quite enjoyed this film, one of my Top 15 ever. I really liked watching Emily Blunt, and Anne Hathaway was pretty good too. Grenier did really well, but if you watched Entourage once you already knew he'd be amazing. Streep, oh Streep, you take my breath away. Perfect role for her. Expand
  4. BitB.
    Jul 23, 2006
    8
    There's nothing too spectacular about this movie; typical feel-good summer comedy, although it is very well acted thanks to Meryl Streep in particular. Expand
  5. GerronK.
    Aug 16, 2006
    7
    This is a flawed, but sometime hilarious and twisted comedy about the world of fashion. But Meryl Streep is simply amazing in this movie. I enjoyed it a whole lot. Expand
  6. Jul 28, 2011
    6
    "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
  7. VictoriaD.
    Aug 1, 2006
    0
    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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