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Megamind Reviews

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David Jenkins
Time Out
December 1, 2010
For a film whose stock in trade are tongue-in-cheek reversals of comic-book cliché, it too often settles for trite audience-pleasing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Bruce Diones
New Yorker
November 15, 2010
The fast-paced wisecracks and ironic asides that are the studio's hallmark help to push the film past the lumpy, generic storytelling.
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
November 5, 2010
No doubt some of it is charming enough to induce giggles in its preteen target audience... What's needed is a narrative invention to match the technical invention.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Tom Long
Detroit News
November 5, 2010
You'll enjoy it. And then you'll forget it.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
November 5, 2010
The story's the thing. And this one is as subtly deep as it is ridiculously fun.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
November 5, 2010
I do love Ferrell, whose absurdist man-child routine has always been a matter of taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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November 5, 2010
The kiddie set can chortle at Megamind's slapstick and its goofy one-upmanship while adults get a kick out of all the smart spatial tricks that highlight the 3-D effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
November 5, 2010
Small children are likely to be disappointed by the paucity of silly slapstick or bathroom gags, while their older siblings will probably fidget at the lack of scares.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
November 5, 2010
This animated feature is what Yogi Berra called "déjà vu all over again," its shopworn premise most recently having served the marginally better "Despicable Me" this summer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
November 5, 2010
"Megamind" is a smart, funny and original treat. Sweet enough to deliver a message about creating your own destiny, but with just enough sour grapes not to cloy, the movie delivers pure pleasure from start to finish.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
November 5, 2010
A witty 3-D animated deconstruction of superhero movies.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
November 5, 2010
The plot is rich, the execution poor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
November 4, 2010
What this raucous 3D animated fun house lacks in originality (think bastard child of The Incredibles and Despicable Me) it makes up for in visual and vocal wit.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Josh Levin
Slate
November 4, 2010
Mostly, the jokes and the recurrent attempts to tweak the superhero genre serve as a reminder that somebody else has already done it better.
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Joy Tipping
Dallas Morning News
November 4, 2010
Ferrell, Fey and Hill acquit themselves hilariously, and Cross steals the movie as Minion.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
November 4, 2010
If it's difficult to find novelty in Megamind, it's also hard not to like.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
November 4, 2010
Middle-School boys are the target audience for the shifting personalities, robot minions and building-smashings. People above that age will mostly just endure it all...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
November 4, 2010
Megamind has some funny moments, silly mispronunciations and comical socio-political references. But it suffers from being the second animated movie this year to feature a dastardly villain for a hero.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
November 4, 2010
More impressive than the multi-dimensions is "Megamind's" minimalist, modernist look. It creates a crispness that feels more contemporary than retro, which not only is very aesthetically pleasing but makes it easier to savor the film's many sight gags.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 4, 2010
"Megamind" is a genial animated sendup of superhero flicks that should appeal to kids around the age when they're getting a bit cynical about do-gooders in capes and tights.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
November 4, 2010
One of those movies that disappears too quickly, leaving memories of better ones in its wake.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
November 4, 2010
[A] handsome and generally amusing adventure.
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 4, 2010
Megamind has momentum and dazzle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
November 4, 2010
Megamind is well-versed in superhero routine without turning blasé. The boredom of formulas and roles and expectations is very much its point.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
November 4, 2010
... 'Well, that was fun. A lot better than I expected.' An assessment with which this reviewer can concur.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Tasha Robinson
AV Club
November 4, 2010
There's nothing wrong with animation aimed at adults, but this may be the first kids' movie that throws fewer bones to its supposed intended viewers than to their parents.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
November 4, 2010
You have seen all this before.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
November 4, 2010
Megamind is largely what one might expect from an animated movie featuring a number of notable comedians in voice roles: an amusing diversion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 4, 2010
This set-up is bright and amusing, even if it does feel recycled from bits and pieces of such recent animated landmarks as The Invincibles with its superpowers and Despicable Me with its villain.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
November 3, 2010
This is Ferrell's movie, meaning some inspired laughs sandwiched between annoying bits that stretch on well past their usefulness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
November 3, 2010
Cute and funny at times, but with a lot of dead spots.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
November 3, 2010
Megamind is less a satire of dastardly deeds than a nimbly spectacular comedy of ego.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
November 3, 2010
This is the kind of movie where "Bad to the Bone" is considered a clever musical cue because, you know, Megamind is bad. To the bone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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David Germain
Associated Press
November 2, 2010
Unfortunately, the underdeveloped story and characters seem to be there to service the visuals, rather than the other way around.
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Robert Wilonsky
Village Voice
November 2, 2010
I found my son's Kryptonite: boring superhero rip-offs voiced by check-cashing actors. At least Steve Carell used an accent.
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Justin Chang
Variety
November 1, 2010
Though enlivened by some moderately clever twists on the superhero-movie template, Megamind never shakes off a feeling of been-there-spoofed-that.
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Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
November 1, 2010
The second big animated feature of the year, after Despicable Me, to center on an arch-villain who sees the error of his ways, Megamind is snappy good fun.