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Maleficent Synopsis
“Maleficent,” the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty,” reveals the events that hardened Maleficent’s heart and drove her to curse the baby, Aurora, only to later realize that the child may hold the key to...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Angelina Jolie is so wickedly enchanting in the magical, magnificent Maleficent, you may not notice how transporting this female-driven...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
A few bumpy patches notwithstanding, the new feature is an exquisitely designed, emotionally absorbing work of dark enchantment.
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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
The result is a rare live-action Disney movie that merits comparison to its beloved feature-length cartoons.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Maleficent imparts a feeling of enchantment. Here is a world that's strange and beautiful.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Jolie's Maleficent is magnificent.
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75

RogerEbert.com

By Matt Zoller Seitz
The movie is a mess, but it's a rich mess. It has weight. It matters.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Calling Maleficent a "modern-day classic," as some have asserted, is overreaching. The production is engaging and appealing but only the...
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It fails to live up to its early promise, mostly because of an uneven tone and murky character development
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50

Variety

By Andrew Barker
Uncertain of tone, and bearing visible scarring from what one imagines were multiple rewrites, the film fails to probe the psychology of...
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40

Village Voice

By Amy Nicholson
With more actual grrrl power, Maleficent would be a bold redo. Instead, it's a beautiful snooze, a story that hints at the darkness...
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By Tigtorres
this movie is freakin awesome!!...

IT WAS AWESOME!!!

By jenniferphan11
except for the cheesy parts, and also..I want Angelina Jolie's lips :3...

good movie

By Dionyx
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By vmore1960
great movie, touching and exciting, go see it u will b glad u did!!!!! :-)...

Maleficent was amazing.

By frjmartinez07
Love this movie, ever second....

Maleficent is magnificent!

By jcrowe31
Angelia Jolie IS Maleficent; such perfect casting. This wonderful version is brilliant, sweet, and emotional. Maleficent is to Sleeping Beauty as Wicked is to The Wizard of Oz. Loved every single...

By pereak
great movie! an amazing take on a classic movie!!...

Angelina is Awesome.

By Rocketeer25
Great plot twist to those familiar with 1950's Disney's "Sleeping Beauty." Different story, updated, but you will recognize similar elements. Disney graphic designer Earle would recognize his work...

AMAZING!!!

By drewbarker
One of the best movies I've seen!!! Such a brilliant take on my favorite Disney Movie and Character! Angelina really embodied the essence of Maleficent and nailed it!!! I absolutely loved every...

Best moviee i have seen

By juancfong
This movie was great the digital effects all the characters . Very speechless thats a movie that you can see more than once and dont get tired of it . Movie was perfect i cant explain with words...

More Info

Rated PG | For Sequences of Fantasy Action, Frightening Images and Sequences of Fantasy Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 8+ Visually beautiful but dark retelling of classic fairytale.
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