Despicable Me

Despicable Me

Despicable Me

This animated comedy, from the writers of Horton Hears A Who, follows Gru (Steve Carell), an evil genius masterminding the biggest heist in history: to steal the moon. His wicked ways go unchecked as he plots and schemes from his lair and manages to steal several world landmarks. One day, however, he meets his match in three little orphan girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes, who just want him as their dad.

Kiwi comedian Jemaine Clement is one of the many vocal talents, which include Danny McBride, Will Arnett, Kristen Wiig and Julie Andrews.

2010Rating: PG, contains low level violence95 minsUSA
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Family friendly fun... (yawn)

If you enjoyed MEGAMIND then you'll enjoy this. Same set-up, i.e. the would-be bad guy learns that he is a hero deep inside... escuse me while I yawn and puke simultaneously, but I'm a SOUTH PARK fan, rather than a Disney dude. Anyway - knockabout fun for the kids but, unlike PIXAR films such as Up, WALL-E or MONSTERS INC, there's not much going on here for...

2.0
0

Awesome

Awesome movie the storyline was fantastic and the characters were fun and lovable. I would definitley watch this movie over and over.

5.0
0

Slapstick fun

The humour is good and pulls out some decent jokes of the time but isn't at the levels of some of the bigger animated movies of the last couple of decades. The plot flow is a tad messy and reminiscent of a scatalogical Tom and Jerry cartoon. But the 3-D certainly gives this flick some extra pep worth the GST-inflated admission, especially courtesy of one...

3.0
0

Pity the trailer spoilt it ...

Although it was great to find a movie we could take the whole family to without having to dodge "violence and sexual references" it was a real pity that the funniest bits of the movie had already been shown in the trailer and Pizza Hut commercial. Having said that, the little yellow guys were the highlight of the movie and it WAS funny if not particularly...

3.0
0

AWESOME!!!!!!!!

IT IS SUCH A GREAT MOVIE I WANT TO SEE IT AGAIN SOOOOOOOOOOO AWESOMEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5.0
0

Thoroughly enjoyed

something for everyone

5.0
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IT'S GOING TO BE BIG

It a great movie firm what I've heard and I can't wait to see it and my friends say it's AWESOME!!!! so I'm pretty despite to see it!!!!!!!! It's going to be pretty big!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4.0
0

Review

It the best kids movie so far and grown ups can enjoy as well

5.0
0

A lot of fun

Gru is mastermind evil genius that wants to be the best villan of all time. He has a bunch of minions that help him run his operation. His next target is to steal the moon. But he also has to deal with a rival named Vector. He decides to adopt three girl orphans to help steal a shrink ray. There are many funny moments along the way and is a fun time at the...

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

There's nothing like a little world domination to melt the most dastardly evildoer's heart. Since villains so often steal the show in animation, Despicable Me smartly turns the whole operation over to megalomaniacal rogue Gru.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Despicable Me cannot be faulted for lack of trying. If anything, it tries much too hard, stuffing great gobs of second-rate action, secondhand humor and warmed-over sentiment into every nook and cranny of its relentlessly busy 3-D frames.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The film is funny, energetic, teeth-gnashingly venomous and animated with an eye to exploiting the 3-D process with such sure-fire techniques as a visit to an amusement park. The sad thing, I am forced to report, is that the 3-D process produces a picture more dim than it should be.

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Newshub

Newshub

press

I loved it – and make sure you stay for the credits.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The film throws so much ersatz cleverness and overdone emotion at the audience that we end up more worn out than entertained.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Despicable doesn't measure up to Pixar at its best. Nonetheless, it's funny, clever and warmly animated with memorable characters.

0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

The sort of animation used in Despicable Me perfected by Pixar, and used in dozens of movies over the past few years is a gift to film-makers. It manages to be so realistic at times that you can forget it isn't real.

0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

It's not as dazzling as your average Pixar film, but fifDespicable Meltf is a fun, plucky movie, with its not-so-despicable heart in the right place. Guaranteed to entertain a wide range of ages.

0
Variety

Variety

press

There's nothing like a little world domination to melt the most dastardly evildoer's heart. Since villains so often steal the show in animation, Despicable Me smartly turns the whole operation over to megalomaniacal rogue Gru.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Despicable Me cannot be faulted for lack of trying. If anything, it tries much too hard, stuffing great gobs of second-rate action, secondhand humor and warmed-over sentiment into every nook and cranny of its relentlessly busy 3-D frames.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The film is funny, energetic, teeth-gnashingly venomous and animated with an eye to exploiting the 3-D process with such sure-fire techniques as a visit to an amusement park. The sad thing, I am forced to report, is that the 3-D process produces a picture more dim than it should be.

0
Newshub

Newshub

press

I loved it – and make sure you stay for the credits.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The film throws so much ersatz cleverness and overdone emotion at the audience that we end up more worn out than entertained.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Despicable doesn't measure up to Pixar at its best. Nonetheless, it's funny, clever and warmly animated with memorable characters.

0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

The sort of animation used in Despicable Me perfected by Pixar, and used in dozens of movies over the past few years is a gift to film-makers. It manages to be so realistic at times that you can forget it isn't real.

0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

It's not as dazzling as your average Pixar film, but fifDespicable Meltf is a fun, plucky movie, with its not-so-despicable heart in the right place. Guaranteed to entertain a wide range of ages.

0

Family friendly fun... (yawn)

If you enjoyed MEGAMIND then you'll enjoy this. Same set-up, i.e. the would-be bad guy learns that he is a hero deep inside... escuse me while I yawn and puke simultaneously, but I'm a SOUTH PARK fan, rather than a Disney dude. Anyway - knockabout fun for the kids but, unlike PIXAR films such as Up, WALL-E or MONSTERS INC, there's not much going on here...

2.0
0

Awesome

Awesome movie the storyline was fantastic and the characters were fun and lovable. I would definitley watch this movie over and over.

5.0
0

Slapstick fun

The humour is good and pulls out some decent jokes of the time but isn't at the levels of some of the bigger animated movies of the last couple of decades. The plot flow is a tad messy and reminiscent of a scatalogical Tom and Jerry cartoon. But the 3-D certainly gives this flick some extra pep worth the GST-inflated admission, especially courtesy of one...

3.0
0

Pity the trailer spoilt it ...

Although it was great to find a movie we could take the whole family to without having to dodge "violence and sexual references" it was a real pity that the funniest bits of the movie had already been shown in the trailer and Pizza Hut commercial. Having said that, the little yellow guys were the highlight of the movie and it WAS funny if not...

3.0
0

AWESOME!!!!!!!!

IT IS SUCH A GREAT MOVIE I WANT TO SEE IT AGAIN SOOOOOOOOOOO AWESOMEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5.0
0

Thoroughly enjoyed

something for everyone

5.0
0

IT'S GOING TO BE BIG

It a great movie firm what I've heard and I can't wait to see it and my friends say it's AWESOME!!!! so I'm pretty despite to see it!!!!!!!! It's going to be pretty big!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4.0
0

Review

It the best kids movie so far and grown ups can enjoy as well

5.0
0

A lot of fun

Gru is mastermind evil genius that wants to be the best villan of all time. He has a bunch of minions that help him run his operation. His next target is to steal the moon. But he also has to deal with a rival named Vector. He decides to adopt three girl orphans to help steal a shrink ray. There are many funny moments along the way and is a fun time at...

3.0
0