In Disney’s “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,” a sequel to the 2014 global box office hit, Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies and dark new forces at play.... More

The years have been kind to Maleficent and Aurora. Their relationship, born of heartbreak, revenge and ultimately love, has flourished. Yet the hatred between man and the fairies still exists. Aurora’s impending marriage to Prince Phillip is cause for celebration in the kingdom of Ulstead and the neighboring Moors, as the wedding serves to unite the two worlds.

When an unexpected encounter introduces a powerful new alliance, Maleficent and Aurora are pulled apart to opposing sides in a Great War, testing their loyalties and causing them to question whether they can truly be family.


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Empire Magazine

An improvement on the first film, in the end, and an encouraging rallying cry against fear and intolerance, but it's still far too busy and baroque to match its leading lady's elegance.


Total Film

An uninspired and unnecessary sequel that won't leave you spellbound. There's neither enough Maleficent or genuine magic to make it worth a revisit.



The true Disney villains in this case are off screen, sabotaging the studio's canon from within.


Hollywood Reporter

A sequel that feels programmed to within an inch of its life.


The Guardian

This Maleficent is disappointing, although Jolie certainly sells it hard, as does Fanning, who takes it as seriously as anything else in her career.


Los Angeles Times

It's hard not to appreciate the sheer derangement of the plot that Ingrith has concocted, which is so cruel and so elaborate... as to make even the original Maleficent's machinations in "Sleeping Beauty" look tame by comparison.


Time Out

As the nemesis to Angelina Jolie's red-lipped siren, Pfeiffer gives us exactly what we want - the same hissing Catwoman attitude she heated up for Mother!



  • Adventure, Fantasy, Blockbuster
  • 118mins
  • Rating: PG Violence & scary scenes
  • USA

Directed by Joachim Rønning ('Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales', 'Kon-Tiki', 'Max Manus: Man of War')

Starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Harris Dickinson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sam Riley, Ed Skrein, Robert Lindsay, David Gyasi, Jenn Murray, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville, Imelda Staunton