Despicable Me 4

critic Reviews

, 54% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Fast paced and teeming with slapstick gags, Despicable Me 4 is as overstuffed as a piñata but full of enough candy to give audiences an enjoyable sugar rush.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Ed PottonTimes (UK)
    Yet it’s saved by the trademark mischief and exuberance of Illumination, the French animators who are as integral to the franchise as Steve Carell’s vaguely Slavic voice acting.
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    Robbie CollinDaily Telegraph (UK)
    It’s pure E numbers – 90 minutes of mad animals, disco music, violence and belching – and if a good film can be made of those things, this is what it looks like.
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    Elizabeth WeitzmanTime Out
    Writers Mike White and Ken Daurio seem to have stitched their screenplay together from various drafts, an unfocused approach exacerbated by disjointed direction from Chris Renaud and Patrick Delage.
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    Brandon YuNew York Times
    “Despicable Me 4,” the latest, messily passable iteration of the deliriously successful franchise that follows the adventures of the reformed supervillain Gru.
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    Matt Zoller SeitzRogerEbert.com
    "Despicable Me 4" won't win any prizes, but if you like this kind of thing, you'll like this thing.
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    Sara Michelle FettersMovieFreak.com
    [Is] Despicable Me 4 great? No. Not at all. But I did laugh. More importantly, so did all the children. Sometimes that’s enough. This is one of those “sometimes.”
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    Tom BeasleyThe Popcorn Muncher (Substack)
    This is a triumph for silly voices and route one slapstick.
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    Jack MartinFilm Feeder
    Despicable Me 4 is as silly and nonsensical as anything else in the hugely successful franchise, but with far more scattershot plotting and maddeningly less logic than usual, it may test the patience of certain audience members.
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    Charles SolomonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    The well is clearly running pretty dry. You've seen everything in this before.
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    Adam OlingerAdam Does Movies (YouTube)
    A fresh or rotten review for a Despicable Me movie is essentially pointless. Families will go, regardless. It will get the job done for kids with an ADD approach to storytelling, fused with a manic amount of noise and visuals. It's exhausting.
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