Despicable Me (2010)



Critic Consensus: Borrowing heavily (and intelligently) from Pixar and Looney Tunes, Despicable Me is a surprisingly thoughtful, family-friendly treat with a few surprises of its own.

Movie Info

A mysterious criminal mastermind has stolen one of the pyramids in Egypt, sparking a fit of jealous envy in evil genius Gru (Steve Carell), who hasn't managed to make headlines since he and his minions swiped the Times Square JumboTron years back. Ever since Gru was a little boy, he dreamed of going to the moon. Now, if Gru can just build a rocket and get his hands on a powerful shrink-ray, he can cement his reputation as the greatest thief who ever lived by stealing the Earth's satellite right … More

Rating: PG (for rude humor and mild action)
Genre: Animation, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Ken Daurio, Cinco Paul
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 14, 2010
Box Office: $251.5M
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Critic Reviews for Despicable Me

All Critics (193) | Top Critics (37)

Lighthearted yet entirely forgettable...

Full Review… | March 21, 2014
Reel Film Reviews

I expected another short, simple kids' film with a few jokes and maybe a few loud noises to keep the children interested, but to my surprise, it ended up being much more than that.

Full Review… | September 23, 2012

A consistent stream of chuckles and a lot of convincing heart.

Full Review… | February 20, 2012

A movie that mistakes grotesquery for wit--in other words a perfect vehicle for Steve Carell.

Full Review… | May 25, 2011

The film benefits immensely from a Carell lead vocal turn that's loopy and droll.

Full Review… | April 14, 2011
Lessons of Darkness

Despicable Me is bright and pretty enough that kids will like it, which is certainly its aim. It's also brainless, heartless and soulless.

Full Review… | March 18, 2011

Audience Reviews for Despicable Me


Minions!!!! I want a minion!!!!

John Manard

Super Reviewer

Although the characters are all kinda annoying, the little girls are cute and ground what is otherwise daft Warner Brothers style violent Americana. What really makes this animation though is a really punchy soundtrack that sticks in your head.

Ross Collins

Super Reviewer

Animated features are always a treat to watch, especially after there have been several memorable films in the genre. Despicable Me is a superb film that is beautifully animated and boasts some standout talent that voices the characters. The result is a highly entertaining movie that is fun from start to finish. Add to that it has a very good story, and good jokes, and you have a worthwhile film that is well worth your time. I really enjoy animated features, and Despicable Me is yet another solid genre film, well worth seeing. What surprised me as well was that this film wasn't made by Pixar and the filmmakers were able to craft something just as good as many of Pixar's films. With plenty of comedic moments, great animation, and phenomenal voice work, Despicable Me is a superb animated feature that is fun for anyone of all ages. The film has plenty of charm as well, and with that, it's where it has most of its strength. The film also has a simple, yet effective story, and I've always said they make for far better movies because they don't overcomplicate things. Despicable Me is a film that uses simple storytelling with great on-screen gags to make the film what it is, and in turn, this is a superb animated film that ranks among the finest films in this genre. This is highly entertaining from start to finish, and like I said, it's a film that will appeal to all age groups and it's a memorable affair from start to finish that is original, very funny and well made. In terms of animated films, this is a film that exceeds expectations and it's one that has enough momentum to keep you entertained from start to finish.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

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