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Despicable Me Synopsis
The world's second-greatest villain (Steve Carell) meets his match in three little orphans.

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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Another 3-D animated kid movie demonstrates that cartoon storytelling pitched to young people is the last, best refuge of sprightly...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Despicable doesn't measure up to Pixar at its best. Nonetheless, it's funny, clever and warmly animated with memorable characters.
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By Bob Mondello
It's all thoroughly adorable, and with an overlay that's nearly as odd as Carell's accent.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Carell's genius for loading a comic line with mirth and malice is on joyous display.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Despicable Me has enough visual novelty and high spirits to keep the kiddies diverted and just enough wit to placate the parents.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This fun-filled adventure avoids formula with a whimsical story and terrific voice casting.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Short, sweet-and-sour, and amusing rather than funny, Despicable Me can't help but be likable.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
It looks so stylish that thinking about its plot is strictly optional.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Granted, it's a far cry from the Pixar classics. But Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud's nicely quirky, animated comedy has just enough edge...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
When compared with the ambition and achievement of recent animated films, such as "Coraline" and "Toy Story 3," Despicable Me hardly seems...
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Great movie for the whole family!

By MadMex23
Just returned from watching this and my kids who also saw Toy Story 3...LOVED IT! They prefered this movie over Toy Story 3 (which they saw last weekend). My daughter who is 8, loved it, she was bored...

I liked it!

By Mooseluver8
It was a little rushed into and unexplained, but it was hilarious and very very cute! It has many lines that you will be giggling about later with your friends... "IT'S SO FLUFFY!" "No no no,...

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By Lauradave
It was a Great Movie for all Ages. Highly Recomend!!...

Seen it for free.

By tiggynsuse
I was contacted to see this movie for free, so of course I went. I thought it would have been better to sleep then sit through the movie. There was a couple of funny parts but for the most part...

Very funny movie.

By girlsoccer6
This was such a cute and funny movie. I teared up at some parts and was laughing my head off at others. A must see for everyone....

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By grahamcracker1
took 5 granddaughters and friends, ages 10 - 12. and the mothers. win win for me.they loved it, loved me for taking them. very cute,we ALL loved the music,we laughed and sang all the way home....


By Lauren1618
This movie was really cute. Im 20 years old and i thought it was adorable. I went with my Boyfriend who was laughing constantly throughout the movie. If your bored and want to go see a movie to make...

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By dulcenigos
This is one of the summer's best movie's. Everyone who went loved it. My 2 year old daughter didn't move an inch while watching the movie. It was amazing!!! If you have children you have to go....

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By michellefont2008
Went to see it with my 4 and 6 year old. They really enjoyed it. Lots of boy humor....

Totally funny but very intense for small children

By jarlucas
I was worried when I took my 6 year old granddaughter to see this film as it was rated PG and the beginning of it still had me worried when the girls home for children talked about the "box of...

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Rated PG | For rude humor and mild action
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Clever, funny, and sweet villain-with-a-heart-of-gold tale.
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