Maleficent Reviews

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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 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.
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
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
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...
December 14, 2018
The film relooks at the Sleeping Beauty tale from a feminist point of view. It is no longer the witches tale we all knew where the queen is bad for the sake of being bad.
December 14, 2018
It's a splendid-looking film. The effects are striking throughout, whether they are dramatic battle confrontations between humans and the forces of the natural world, or small moments of delicate detail.
December 14, 2018
Maleficent looks the part in an effort pleasant to watch, but is, of course, unlikely to replace its predecessor as the version of record.
December 13, 2018
Angelina Jolie is unimpeachably well cast as the hitherto evil - now merely misunderstood - sorceress who, outraged by patriarchal abuse, does what she does to the region's fairest princess.
December 13, 2018
I will forgive a movie almost anything if it has a solid grasp of story, and Maleficent does.
December 13, 2018
This certainly isn't the Maleficent you know and love, but that's a very good thing.
December 13, 2018
Maleficent is obviously the best Disney villain. If anyone deserves his/her own movie, it's her.
December 13, 2018
Overall - a fantastic fairy tale for today's new family.
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