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While it's far from cursed, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil too rarely supports its impressive cast and visuals with enough magical storytelling to justify its existence. Read critic reviews

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Maleficent travels to a grand old castle to celebrate young Aurora's upcoming wedding to Prince Phillip. While there, she meets Aurora's future mother-in-law -- a conniving queen who hatches a devious plot to destroy the land's fairies. Hoping to stop her, Maleficent joins forces with a seasoned warrior and a group of outcasts to battle the queen and her powerful army.

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Harris Dickinson
Prince Phillip
Joachim Rønning
Director
Noah Harpster
Screenwriter
Joe Roth
Producer
Jeff Kirschenbaum
Executive Producer
Matt Smith
Executive Producer
Michael Vieira
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Critic Reviews for Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

All Critics (255) | Top Critics (60) | Fresh (100) | Rotten (155)

  • There's a lot of money on the screen, Angelina Jolie is once again really good in the film, the musical score is great, and some of the action sequences are cool. But the story this time around is even less investing than last time.

    June 8, 2020 | Rating: C | Full Review…
  • It just did not know what it wanted to be.

    October 24, 2019 | Full Review…
  • "Mistress of Evil" has its heart in the right place, but good intentions can't overcome a nagging blockbuster familiarity.

    October 21, 2019 | Full Review…
  • There's no need for this [sequel]... It's almost not campy enough.

    October 21, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil didn't lean on its greatest strength, instead almost downplaying that mischievous Jolie performance by giving her less to do, and then overblowing everything else.

    October 19, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • We get a classic buildup establishing heroes and villains; gorgeous, screen-popping visuals featuring beautiful and mysterious worlds; a bounty of colorful and magical creatures, and a lengthy, CGI-laden, climactic battle sequence...

    October 19, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

  • May 05, 2020
    A soulless cash grab, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is an uninspired and cliché fantasy film. When Aurora gets engaged she invited Maleficent to a dinner with the in-laws, but it does not go well and she is soon charged with the king's murder. The plot couldn't be more predictable; once again humans are evil and fantasy creatures are good, and the messages about getting along with others and rejecting violence are excruciatingly heavy handed. Still, the special effects and make up are especially well-done (particularly for Maleficent) and help to create a wonderfully looking fairy tale world. Yet ultimately, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil proves to be a superficial film with very little imagination.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 01, 2020
    A marginal improvement over its predecessor. Jolie and Pfeiffer are fun but these movies ring hugely silly.
    Bradley J Super Reviewer

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