Despicable Me Reviews

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October 14, 2010
It is a perfectly agreeable family entertainment, but not exactly original and nowhere near Pixar's great creations.
October 14, 2010
There are enough dashes of originality and narrative surprises to keep adults entertained, at least.
October 13, 2010
One of the year's most likeable family entertainments.
September 9, 2010
It's an engaging movie that feels to be aiming for -- and happily gestures towards -- the bright inventiveness of the Pixar studios.
July 15, 2010
This dark family comedy with its steal-the-moon premise is hilariously over-the-top, yet understandable from a child's perspective.
July 9, 2010
Despicable Me is darned cute. I know cute isn't to the lofty level of "message storytelling" but it can be entertaining to watch when done correctly.
February 21, 2019
This first one is worthy of a recommendation... but I certainly don't like it as much as other people do.
May 22, 2018
It is a good sturdy family film, and Steve Carrell gives an engaging performance as a supervillain.
March 19, 2018
The magic of Despicable Me is that it's more than a simple 3D film, it's also a film with multidimensional characters... [Full review in Spanish]
September 11, 2017
Charming, touching, and surprisingly funny, Despicable Me showed one man's journey to being the most hated to finally finding love--thanks to three little girls.
March 21, 2014
Lighthearted yet entirely forgettable...
September 23, 2012
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.
February 20, 2012
A consistent stream of chuckles and a lot of convincing heart.
May 25, 2011
A movie that mistakes grotesquery for wit--in other words a perfect vehicle for Steve Carell.
April 14, 2011
The film benefits immensely from a Carell lead vocal turn that's loopy and droll.
March 18, 2011
Despicable Me is bright and pretty enough that kids will like it, which is certainly its aim. It's also brainless, heartless and soulless.
March 9, 2011
This breezy movie is more fun when it doesn't worry about saying anything important and lets the zany antics unwind.
February 6, 2011
Despite its evil theme, Despicable Me is likable and heartwarming family entertainment.
January 21, 2011
The main goal in Despicable Me is to tell this story with as little sap as possible, and on that it fares well.
December 24, 2010
Guaranteed to keep the kids entertained, but the film shamelessly borrows from far too many other movies to keep the adults happy.
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