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Despicable Me 3 (2017)



Critic Consensus: Despicable Me 3 should keep fans of the franchise consistently entertained with another round of colorful animation and zany -- albeit somewhat scattershot -- humor.

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Illumination, who brought audiences Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, continues the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters-Margo, Edith and Agnes-and the Minions in Despicable Me 3. Directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, co-directed by Eric Guillon and written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio, the animated film is produced by Illumination's Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and executive produced by Chris Renaud. Joining Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig in Despicable Me 3 is Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winner Trey Parker, co-creator of Comedy Central's global phenomenon South Park and the Broadway smash The Book of Mormon. Parker voices the role of villain Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who's grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the '80s, and proves to be Gru's most formidable nemesis to date. The film will be released in theaters on June 30, 2017.

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Kristen Wiig
as Lucy Wilde
Trey Parker
as Balthazar Bratt
Jenny Slate
as Valerie Da Vinci
Julie Andrews
as Gru's Mom
Russell Brand
as Dr. Nefario
Pierre Coffin
as Kevin the Minion / Bob the Minion / Stuart the Minion / Addi
Michael Beattie
as The Scar Faced Man / TMZ Announcer
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Steve Carell doubles your fun in Despicable Me 3 - voicing feuding twin bros. Carell is the life of the party and the main reason this animated blast of slapstick silliness packs appeal beyond the PG crowd.

June 30, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It's a perfectly reasonable option for a family movie outing and isn't so bad that adults will cringe.

June 30, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

By the midpoint, the movie, which is directed by three different people - franchise regular Pierre Coffin gets help from Éric Guillon and Kyle Balda - is dragging badly.

June 30, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

"Despicable Me 3" has some laughs, but not enough to prop up what feels like a flagging franchise.

June 30, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…

There are a mix of many ideas, none fully realized, so what the heck? Just toss 'em all in there, see what sticks.

June 30, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

While the first movie was, as noted, at its core rather charming, for Despicable Me, the third time definitely isn't the charm.

June 29, 2017 | Full Review…
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Add new characters, stir, and voila! New movie. The villain being from the 80's gives the rationale for using music from those years, a little something for the parents taking their kids to see this. Less resonant than the first, but still viable. I enjoyed the play around the popular "it's so fluffy" line.

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The Third time isn't that chrming, it still has laughs and clever humor but it seemed written by different people and I was left somewhat underwhelmed. The minions are barely in it and that hurts the movie. It's not horrible but not great like the first two. 07-03-2017

Christopher Oakley
Christopher Oakley

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An amusing third instalment, but the hopes of any more dwindles as the movie goes on.

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