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Maleficent IMAX 3D 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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80

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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Wow

By rosyinferno
I was thoroughly impressed. I had no expectations for the film, because I never even saw a preview and heard about it from an article telling parents not to bring their children. This film was...

Awesome

By kathleenskuehne
5 stars...

Great Movie, no need to be 3d

By Hiroyuki0487
I thought this was a Good Movie, it puts a unique twist on a commonly known fairy tale. Given a rank of this move between a scale of 1 and 5; 5 being greatest, I would give this move a between, 2.7...

By meegrad
interesting twist/retelling of an old tale...

gorgeous film!

By akharrison9
not just for kids but everyone, the story is full of heart and the visuals are stunning....

It was Maglificent!

By Scoutingboy
We saw it on IMAX screen, and this was a fantastic story. Ages 45, 65, 12, and 9 all thought it was really good! Amazing effect, nice character development and story spin. Go see it and take the...

took 7 to 11 year Olds and they loved it

By logan77777
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Loved it!

By Sweetboricua32
Enjoyed this movie immensely! Loved the plot & the acting was wonderful. I would see it again....

Amazing

By Darth Dangle
Although it is cliche, I have to say that I laughed and I cried. Not only were the special effects visually appealing but the storyline was excellent and the emotional way the film communicates the...

Disney's Maleficent

By debbieo2005
Loved the cinematography aspect of the movie, Disney did a fantastic job of presenting the movie. The Story, was disappointing, I enjoy watching Angelina Jolie in every thing I've seen her in,...

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Rated PG | For Sequences of Fantasy Action, Sequences of Fantasy Violence and Frightening Images
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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