Despicable Me

Despicable Me

One of the world’s greatest super-villains has just met his greatest challenge : three little girs named Margo, Edith and Agnes.--©Official Site 3.0 out of 5 based on 13 reviews
Despicable Me

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Certificate U
Genre Family / Children
Director Pierre Coffin et Chris Renaud
Cast Russell Brand, Julie Andrews, Jason Segel Steve Carrell
Studio Universal Pictures UK
Release Date October 2010
Running Time 95 mins
 

One of the world’s greatest super-villains has just met his greatest challenge : three little girs named Margo, Edith and Agnes.--©Official Site

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Reviews

The Sunday Times

Cosmo Landesman

A visually stunning work of 3D animation — clever and inventive — Despicable Me is entertaining to look at, but the characters and story line aren’t quite up to scratch.

17/10/2010

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Variety

Peter Debruge

"Despicable Me" plays young, but the script is genuinely clever, delivering much of its humour visually...

09/06/2010

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Total Film

Neil Smith

Balanced a tad uneasily between action fantasy and redemptive heart-tugger, this frenetic CG animation has an identity crisis as big as its hero’s inferiority complex.

01/10/2010

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The Independent on Sunday

Nicholas Barber

In contrast with the complexity of the best Pixar films, Despicable Me is so uninspired that it ends with a dance routine. Carell brings some welcome depth and pathos to Gru, but the other characters might as well have been named Scientist, Bank Manager, and Orphans One, Two and Three, while the yellow Minions could have been called the Cuddly Toys.

17/10/2010

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The Los Angeles Times

Kenneth Turan

It isn't easy being despicable. Just ask the creators of "Despicable Me," who started out trying to make a movie about a villain from the villain's perspective and ended up with a 3-D animated feature so saccharine that sappy sentimentality is more of a danger than exposure to evil.

09/07/2010

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The Daily Mail

Chris Tookey

A workmanlike crowd-pleaser rather than a classic.

15/10/2010

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Empire Magazine

Kim Newman

It’s no first-rank CGI cartoon, but shows how Pixar’s quality over crass is inspiring the mid-list. Fun, with teary bits, for kids; fresh and smart for adults.

17/10/2010

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The Guardian

Peter Bradshaw

Decent stuff, but Gru is nowhere near as interesting as, say, Syndrome from The Incredibles, or Jim Carrey's Count Olaf in A Series of Unfortunate Events.

14/10/2010

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The Daily Telegraph

Tim Robey

The picture is a first venture into 3D animation for Universal Studios and takes a little while to find its feet. Forget comparisons with Pixar, hardly a fair first-time benchmark; it’s closer to the nimble work of Sony’s guys on the underrated Monster House and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

14/10/2010

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Time Out

Tom Huddleston

‘Despicable Me’ is a cosy, old-fashioned affair, eschewing the current fashion for smug, ‘Shrek’-style cynicism in favour of a cockle-warming redemption story.

14/10/2010

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The Times

Kate Muir

A cheery and serviceable wet Saturday afternoon kids’ cartoon, peopled by cute, goggle-eyed, yellow jelly beans (presumably for toy merchandising purposes) and an evil supercriminal called Gru. The story is more bland than thrillingly gruesome...

15/10/2010

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The Independent

Anthony Quinn

It's an echo of the old grouch and his little helper in last year's Up, only then it was touching and funny; whereas here it's sickly and, what's more, implausible: nothing about Gru previously suggested he may have untapped paternal proclivities.

15/10/2010

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The New York Times

A. O. Scott

So much is going on in this movie that, while there’s nothing worth despising, there’s not much to remember either.

08/07/2010

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