Despicable Me
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A mysterious criminal mastermind has stolen one of the pyramids in Egypt, sparking a fit of jealous envy in evil genius Gru (Steve Carell), who hasn't managed to make headlines since he and his minions swiped the Times Square JumboTron years back. Ever since Gru was a little boy, he dreamed of going to the moon. Now, if Gru can just build a rocket and get his hands on a powerful shrink-ray, he can cement his reputation as the greatest thief who ever lived by stealing the Earth's satellite right out of the sky. But immediately after Gru heists the shrink-ray, the cunning super-nerd… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"One of the year's most likeable family entertainments."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"The result is a sweet and witty bit of animated fun with both eye-popping 3-D effects and a warm heart."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Lighthearted yet entirely forgettable..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"A movie that mistakes grotesquery for wit--in other words a perfect vehicle for Steve Carell."
‑ Louis Proyect,
"This breezy movie is more fun when it doesn't worry about saying anything important and lets the zany antics unwind."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
"Despicable Me is darned cute. I know cute isn't to the lofty level of "message storytelling" but it can be entertaining to watch when done correctly."
‑ Laremy Legel,
"There's a fine line between gleeful anarchy and wasted energy, and Despicable Me has a wonderful knack for staking out its spot and staying on the right side."
‑ Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News
"I expected another short, simple kids' film with a few jokes and maybe a few loud noises to keep the children interested, but to my surprise, it ended up being much more than that."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"The film benefits immensely from a Carell lead vocal turn that's loopy and droll."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"Despite its evil theme, Despicable Me is likable and heartwarming family entertainment."
‑ Roger Tennis,
"This animated thing pretty near out-Pixars Pixar."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"So much is going on in this movie that, while there's nothing worth despising, there's not much to remember either."
‑ A.O. Scott, New York Times
"A consistent stream of chuckles and a lot of convincing heart."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Despicable Me is bright and pretty enough that kids will like it, which is certainly its aim. It's also brainless, heartless and soulless."
‑ Joshua Starnes,
"The main goal in Despicable Me is to tell this story with as little sap as possible, and on that it fares well."
‑ Jeffrey Chen, Window to the Movies
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