Despicable Me
Despicable Me (2010)

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… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 9, 2010
DVD Release Date: December 14, 2010
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Borrowing heavily (and intelligently) from Pixar and Looney Tunes, Despicable Me is a surprisingly thoughtful, family-friendly treat with a few surprises of its own.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

One of the year's most likeable family entertainments.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

The result is a sweet and witty bit of animated fun with both eye-popping 3-D effects and a warm heart.

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

Charming, touching, and surprisingly funny, Despicable Me showed one man's journey to being the most hated to finally finding love--thanks to three little girls.

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Laremy Legel

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.

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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

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.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Lighthearted yet entirely forgettable...

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

This animated thing pretty near out-Pixars Pixar.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

So much is going on in this movie that, while there's nothing worth despising, there's not much to remember either.

Jeff Beck

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
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Minions!!!! I want a minion!!!!
Ross Collins
Although the characters are all kinda annoying, the little girls are cute and ground what is otherwise daft Warner Brothers style violent Americana. What really… More
Phil Hubbs
At a time when we had the likes of 'Toy Story 3' and 'How to Train Your Dragon', a time when Pixar and Dreamworks ruled supreme (Pixar… More
Alex roy
Animated features are always a treat to watch, especially after there have been several memorable films in the genre. Despicable Me is a superb film that is… More
Carlos Magalhães
Am I the only one or is there anyone else who didn't laugh at all watching this? I felt like slitting my wrists with so many awful physical gags and… More
Daniel Mumby
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