Cruella

Cruella

Cruella

Emma Stone is a young Cruella de Vil in this live-action prequel to the 1961 Disney classic, One Hundred and One Dalmatians. Features Emma Thompson as the Baroness.

A young fashion designer in '70s London who's infatuated with dog skins - particularly Dalmatians' - slowly but surely turns into the renowned villain we now know as Cruella de Vil.

2021Rating: PG, Violence134 minsUSA
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The Guardian

The Guardian

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

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Variety

Variety

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

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

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

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

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

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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

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Film School Rejects

Film School Rejects

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

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

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

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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

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Seattle Times

Seattle Times

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

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

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

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Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

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.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

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

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

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

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

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

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We Got This Covered

We Got This Covered

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

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

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

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Time Out

Time Out

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.

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Bloody Disgusting

Bloody Disgusting

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

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Financial Times

Financial Times

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

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South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

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...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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

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