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.
July 9, 2010
This animated thing pretty near out-Pixars Pixar.
July 9, 2010
The result is a sweet and witty bit of animated fun with both eye-popping 3-D effects and a warm heart.
July 9, 2010
There's a fine line between gleeful anarchy and wasted energy, and Despicable Me has a wonderful knack for staking out its spot and staying on the right side.
July 9, 2010
So much is going on in this movie that, while there's nothing worth despising, there's not much to remember either.
July 9, 2010
Welcome to the on-screen psychoanalysis of Joan Rivers, of which she seems equal parts willing participant and antagonist.
July 9, 2010
The movie finishes strong, managing to be sweet without being saccharine. It's no Toy Story 3, but Despicable Me is a solid alternative.
July 9, 2010
It's all thoroughly adorable, and with an overlay that's nearly as odd as Carell's accent: Despicable Me looks a lot like other computer-animated pictures...
July 9, 2010
An improbably heartwarming, not to mention visually delightful, diversion.
July 9, 2010
Despicable Me may not be the most sophisticated kids movie ever, but it stacks up against recent animated fare like How To Train Your Dragon the way The New York Review of Books compares to USA Today.
July 9, 2010
This is a smartly written comedy with a soft emotional core.
July 9, 2010
This is an agreeable confection with a few soft spots.
July 9, 2010
Right now, any excuse for air conditioning will do. So it's a happy bonus to find that Despicable Me is more than just a heat-busting baby-sitter.
July 9, 2010
Unfortunately Despicable Me is just, predictably -- eh. And the one thing the larcenous Gru never steals is our heart.
July 8, 2010
When compared with the ambition and achievement of recent animated films, such as Coraline and Toy Story 3, Despicable Me hardly seems to have been worth making, and it's barely worth watching.
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