Maleficent Reviews

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August 30, 2019
Its glaring fault is its indecisiveness toward its eponymous malefactor, whose very name means to do evil or harm. The attempt to have it both ways simply does not work.
August 8, 2019
The characters surrounding Maleficent became caricatures as if they were pulled directly from a cartoon.
July 5, 2019
It's a beautifully designed film, and James Newton Howard's fantastical score is one of his best in years. But what Maleficent most lacks isn't something you can see or hear, it's something you can feel.
March 14, 2019
A fundamentally misguided interpretation of the title character, one that seems to misunderstand what drew people to her in the first place.
March 6, 2019
While it may in moments be a bit dark for very young ones, it is a great family film, worthy of the Disney canon.
March 2, 2019
... my long-time worship of the character likely makes me a little extra critical-and I'm sure others will love and appreciate it just as it is (hi, Mom!).
February 1, 2019
This version of "Sleeping Beauty" is a snoozer, a plodding and predictable film that never recovers after a dreadful prologue.
January 31, 2019
Maleficent is another worthy entry in the Mouse House's catalog, proving this 91-year-old company is still a relevant, vital part of global culture.
January 15, 2019
For those who either enjoy seeing inventive variations on a theme and/or who can take Maleficent on its own terms -- and for anyone who likes to see Jolie playing powerful women -- this is a great time, and a rather lovely one.
January 9, 2019
[Angelina Jolie is] funny, powerful, treacherous, and anything but a cardboard cut-out of cackling evil. Maleficent shines in her hands.
December 14, 2018
Angelina Jolie is good in the film, and I do think kids will dig this movie.
December 14, 2018
They could have upped the stakes, made the ending better...I'm not looking for the deepest movie ever from a Disney live action thing...surprisingly enough, Maleficent was a good time.
December 14, 2018
Maleficent may not be necessarily magnificent, but if you're a Disney fan, it's enchanting enough to see on the big screen.
December 14, 2018
Maleficent leaves most ends dangling sloppily, much like the creepy crawlies that hang from the trees in Aurora's enchanted forest.
December 14, 2018
Though promising the audience an alternative tale of a world we thought we knew, Maleficent coddles rather than challenges us.
December 14, 2018
If your adult mind doesn't reject the ideas that fairy tales taught you as a kid, Maleficent can offer you a wonderful ride full of hope and love with the adequate twist.
December 14, 2018
Maleficent is really all about Maleficent - her story, her world, her insanely fierce eyebrows. At the edge of that world, small details start to fall apart. But hey, the movie is called Maleficent, right?
December 14, 2018
Maleficent isn't really an adaptation of Sleeping Beauty. It's an adaptation of a screen saver.
December 14, 2018
All along the way, it challenges moviegoers about labels of heroes and villains and just who we are silently cheering.
December 14, 2018
Sporting ruby-red lips, coloured contacts and swan-shaped horns, Angelina Jolie hasn't been as impressive since her Academy Award winning turn in Girl, Interrupted...
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