Despicable Me Reviews

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July 8, 2010
It looks so stylish that thinking about its plot is strictly optional.
July 8, 2010
The film throws so much ersatz cleverness and overdone emotion at the audience that we end up more worn out than entertained.
July 8, 2010
What may be the summer's wittiest kids' flick.
July 8, 2010
Despicable Me appeals both to our innocence and our glee over cartoon anarchy.
July 8, 2010
A whip-smart family movie that makes inventive use of the summer's ubiquitous 3-D technology is something worth cheering.
July 8, 2010
Short, sweet-and-sour, and amusing rather than funny, Despicable Me can't help but be likable.
July 8, 2010
Despicable Me is a joyously creative, refreshing piece of work, right up until it falls into a hackneyed hole.
July 8, 2010
Despicable Me has enough visual novelty and high spirits to keep the kiddies diverted and just enough wit to placate the parents.
July 8, 2010
Like the best kids' entertainment, this creates a daffy little world all its own.
July 8, 2010
By taking the "heart" part just seriously enough, and in the nick of time, the movie saves itself from itself.
July 8, 2010
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.
July 7, 2010
You don't need to know more except that directors Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud are expert are springing surprises from the ingenious script by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio.
July 7, 2010
Neither as rich in story nor stunning in animation as Pixar offerings, Despicable Me instead settles for simply being goofy good fun, and it hardly seems like settling at all.
July 7, 2010
Kids will dig it, adults will smile with amusement, and no one will be any different afterward than they were walking into the theater.
July 7, 2010
Despicable Me is a 3D cartoon comedy of whiplash-quick laughs, funny punch lines and a wickedly gimmicky appreciation for 3D.
July 7, 2010
The setup is pure Looney Tunes, and indeed, Despicable Me is at its best when trading in the anything-for-a-laugh prankery that was a specialty of the Termite Terrace crowd.
July 6, 2010
The result is pleasant and diverting, if ultimately forgettable, and it's one of the rare instances in the recent history of 3-D's resurrection as The Savior of Cinema in which the technology doesn't dim the screen or distract the focus.
June 30, 2010
Lo, another 3-D animated kid movie demonstrates that cartoon storytelling pitched to young people is the last, best refuge of sprightly filmmaking this hard, hot summer.
June 9, 2010
Since villains so often steal the show in animation, Despicable Me smartly turns the whole operation over to megalomaniacal rogue Gru.
June 9, 2010
A fun 3D cartoon about a supervillain who goes up against three young orphans.
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