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The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

TOMATOMETER

Average Rating: 6.7/10
Reviews Counted: 187
Fresh: 141 | Rotten: 46

Critics Consensus: A rare film that surpasses the quality of its source novel, this Devil is a witty expose of New York's fashion scene, with Meryl Streep in top form and Anne Hathaway more than holding her own.

79%
Average Rating: 6.7/10
Critic Reviews: 48
Fresh: 38 | Rotten: 10

Critics Consensus: A rare film that surpasses the quality of its source novel, this Devil is a witty expose of New York's fashion scene, with Meryl Streep in top form and Anne Hathaway more than holding her own.

AUDIENCE SCORE

Average Rating: 3.6/5
User Ratings: 569,056

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Movie Info

Andrea is a small-town girl in her first job out of college, who tries to navigate the waters of the high-powered fashion magazine world -- while surviving her impossibly demanding new boss, Miranda Priestly.

Rating:
PG-13 (for some sensuality)
Genre:
Drama , Comedy
Directed By:
Written By:
Aline Brosh McKenna , Don Roos
In Theaters:
On DVD:
Dec 12, 2006
Box Office:
$124.7M
Runtime:
20th Century Fox - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for The Devil Wears Prada

All Critics (196) | Top Critics (50) | Fresh (141) | Rotten (46) | DVD (32)

An agreeably shallow comedy.

Full Review… | May 27, 2008
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Anne Hathaway is Patricia Field's latest fashion victim in this limp semi-satire.

Full Review… | October 7, 2006
Salon.com
Top Critic

The whole thing is humbug, a giant ad for the industry it affects to critique.

Full Review… | October 5, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The Devil Wears Prada is two films in one: a caustic, energetic satire of the fashion world and a cautionary melodrama.

Full Review… | July 15, 2006
ReelViews
Top Critic

The biggest problem with the movie, however, is that it tries to make a big deal out of a subject that has been beaten to death in the tabloids and the media.

Full Review… | July 12, 2006
New York Observer
Top Critic

The Devil Wears Prada is primarily an occasion to celebrate Meryl Streep as a grand comedienne.

Full Review… | July 12, 2006
Newsday
Top Critic

If Hathaway's Andy drives the pedestrian narrative -- idealistic girl learns the value of staying true to herself and her "real" friends; snore -- then Streep is the movie's soul.

Full Review… | November 7, 2012
Empire Magazine Australasia

Nimbly assembled and tartly performed

Full Review… | August 30, 2009
CinePassion

An ironic measure of the film's research into the fashion-mag scene is the fact that there's almost no journalism in it.

Full Review… | August 21, 2009

Just another formula mediocre dramedy...

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

There are some must-have luxuries here, first of which is Meryl Streep's fascinating performance as the fearsome Miranda Priestly.

Full Review… | May 27, 2008

The Devil Wears Prada isn't a brilliant film, but it certainly is an entertaining one.

Full Review… | February 28, 2008
BrandonFibbs.com

An ideal movie for DVD: you can pick and choose moments and lines to revisit while ignoring, or trying to ignore, the thematic compromises, hectoring impulses, and structural handicaps that start to engulf the film.

Full Review… | August 4, 2007
Nick's Flick Picks

Streep is a far better reason to see The Devil Wears Prada than the movie itself.

Full Review… | July 30, 2007
eFilmCritic.com

It's to the film's credit that I still found it an enjoyable satire, as glossy and superficial as the industry it purports to skewer.

Full Review… | July 14, 2007
Big Picture Big Sound

The story itself falls too frequently into the standard cliches of the awkward-girl-turns-into-a-swan-thanks-to-an-unexpected-fairy-godmother formula.

Full Review… | July 10, 2007
DVD Review

Funciona por el talento de sus actrices, por lo inteligente de su guión y por no pretender ser nada fuera de lo común. Fue una de las sorpresas del año pasado y con justa razón.

Full Review… | July 6, 2007

There are some witty lines and pretty outfits, but when it comes to diabolical satire, The Devil Wears Prada merely strikes a pose.

Full Review… | July 4, 2007
Eye for Film

An insipid script by Laws of Attraction co-writer Aline Brosh McKenna packs a few droll one-liners, but mostly the film only aspires to its chick-lit roots.

Full Review… | March 1, 2007
Film Journal International

This deliberately ambiguous comedy, set in the Manhattan offices of Runway magazine (a lightly disguised Vogue), has its Chanel and wears it.

Full Review… | January 20, 2007
Observer [UK]

...there's simply no denying the effectiveness of virtually every aspect of the production...

Full Review… | January 20, 2007
Reel Film Reviews

If you have ever held an office job, you probably have encountered the "boss from hell" and Streep manages to make the character both amusing, scary and touching (sometimes simultaneously). She alone makes the film worth seeing.

Full Review… | January 12, 2007
Murphy's Movie Reviews

Makes one pine for any comparable '50s working-girl comedy (or, for that matter, 1988's Working Girl).

Full Review… | January 11, 2007
Lessons of Darkness

Moralista, sí. Predecible, un poco. Pero divertida, ingeniosa, ácida y exquisitamente disfrutable... especialmente por el extraordinario trabajo de una verdadera deidad de la actuación: la Sra. Merryl Streep.

Full Review… | December 24, 2006
Cinenganos

If some sixtysomething nerd who read books about galactic empires and hasn't even touched a fashion magazine can love this movie, anyone can.

Full Review… | December 18, 2006
7M Pictures

Audience Reviews for The Devil Wears Prada

Meryl Streep was excellent in this one.

Raajay
Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

Movie about an ordinary girl who gets a job in a fashion magazine powerhouse. She is engulfed by the industry. I love the fashion. Meryl is brilliant.

thmtsang
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

I must rewrite my review to this movie, because this movie is rare and by what i mean by it being rare is that i didnt like it when i first saw it at the cinema but since watching it again, countless times over again i enjoy each time more and more!
I now love this movie and call it one of my favourite movies its funny, entertaining and just great to watch, it has a great cast and just thoroughly enjoyable, i have to say i absolutely love Meryl Streep in this movie, she is fantastic and that strong character scariness she had going on was really attractive!
Fantastic movie and being a person who hates fashion and everything about as its just not interesting you can still very much enjoy this movie!

FiLmCrAzY
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

½

A interesting concept and decent actings, just like a nice direction. The Devil Wears Prada it's a so-so picture. Not some great as everybody say,(have some boring scenes and go in a way of a dramatic romantic comedy with a feminist view; a very cliche thing in movies), sadly the script wasn't very good written and had avoid this mistakes. Still the movie brings a terrific performance by Meryl Streep.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

The Devil Wears Prada Quotes


Emily: I'm just one stomach flu away from my goal weight.
– Submitted by José C (9 months ago)
Andy Sachs: Okay... I have 4 hours to get the impossible manuscript, Spitemmoskis doesn't open until 11:30, how am I going to get the steak? Emily: No, shan't.
– Submitted by Kristine T (2 years ago)
Miranda Priestly: Did you fall down and smack your little head on the pavement? Andy Sachs: Not that I can recall...
– Submitted by Kristine T (2 years ago)
Miranda Priestly: Details of your incompetence do not interest me.
– Submitted by Isabella M (2 years ago)
Emily: You went upstairs. You went upstairs. Oh my god. Emily: Why didn't you just climb into bed with her and ask for a bedtime story.
– Submitted by Isabella M (2 years ago)
Andy Sachs: Okay, can you please spell Gabbana?
– Submitted by Isabella M (2 years ago)

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