134 mins
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Emma Stone is a young Cruella de Vil in this live-action prequel to the 1961 Disney classic, One Hundred and... More

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Cruella | Ratings & Reviews

"There’s an unexpectedly huge amount of old-fashioned fun to be had..."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"A deliciously dark, unexpectedly empowering origin story that's just the right amount of campy."


"The film's outward liveliness can't mask the inner inertia it has as just another lifeless product assembled in a factory."

Slant MagazineSlant Magazine

"Everything that’s good about Cruella can’t obscure the fact that it was a very bad idea."

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle

"Colourful, loud, and unexpected..."


"What Cruella lacks in script... it makes up for in sheer visual punch..."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"It doesn’t really succeed on the prequel front, but Cruella still stands on its own as an energetic, entertaining, and atypical comedy."

Film School RejectsFilm School Rejects

"It's probably too violent for little kids, too kiddie for older ones, and little more than a loud chore for parents."

Vanity FairVanity Fair

"Cruella isn’t a bad movie, even if its heroine is nowhere near bad enough."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"Cruella feels like a wildly imaginative superhero movie, but with fashion instead of superpowers."

Seattle TimesSeattle Times

"A collection of pin-drop lines and killer GIFs pressed haphazardly into movie form."

Entertainment WeeklyEntertainment Weekly

"The fun of Cruella lies mostly in watching its eccentric world whirr and clatter away, and the film only shows signs of strain when the time comes to push the plot over a hump."

Daily TelegraphDaily Telegraph

"What could have been a mere IP cash-in instead becomes an unexpectedly cinematic crime-and-couture romp..."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"Achieves the dubious feat of being tedious, transgressive, chaotic and inert at the same time."

The Washington PostThe Washington Post

"The “too much is just enough” attitude that makes it visually pleasurable also makes (Cruella) a slog in the storytelling department."

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

"Cruella never embraces darkness in the way it keeps threatening to."

"One of Disney's best live-action retreads of their animated classics yet."

We Got This CoveredWe Got This Covered

"With all its careful polish and on-the-nose musical choices, it’s about as punk as doing your tax assessment."

Little White LiesLittle White Lies

"Cruella ends up feeling like a film torn between being daring and sticking to convention: a helium balloon that keeps getting dragged back under the weight of its own narrative ballast."

Time OutTime Out

"While the narrative fails to make a case for itself, Cruella succeeds at style and spectacle."

Bloody DisgustingBloody Disgusting

"The script makes sturdy bones for the costumes, scene-stealing of course..."

Financial TimesFinancial Times

"Stone’s transition from wide-eyed innocent to the beastly Cruella is fun, but it’s Emma Thompson who steals the show as the icy Baroness..."

South China Morning PostSouth China Morning Post

"When I say it has something for everyone I’m not being sarcastic, though I’m also not being entirely complimentary."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

Cruella | Details

Award winner
Best Costume Design at the 2022 Academy Awards and BAFTAs.
PG, Violence
Country of origin