Top Critics Gave New ‘Despicable Me’ Movie Very Positive Reviews

Top Critics Gave New ‘Despicable Me’ Movie Very Positive Reviews

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Top critics gave new ‘Despicable Me’ movie very positive reviews. Universal Pictures released its new animated comedy flick “Despicable Me” into theaters today,and the top movie critics in the business didn’t seem to have much of a problem with it. In fact, most of them thought it was pretty damn good,giving it mostly As and Bs,and only a few Cs. It stars: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Will Arnett, Kristen Wiig, Danny McBride, Miranda Cosgrove, Jack McBrayer, Mindy Kaling, Jemaine Clement, and Julie Andrews.

Lisa Schwarzbaum at Entertainment Weekly gave it an A rating. She said, “Another 3-D animated kid movie demonstrates that cartoon storytelling pitched to young people is the last, best refuge of sprightly filmmaking this hard, hot summer.”

Pete Hammond at Box Office Magazine gave it another A. He stated, “A rousingly funny, heartfelt and imaginative toon blessed with the vocal talents of Steve Carell and loaded with whimsy and smarts.”

Kirk Honeycutt over at the Hollywood Reporter gave it an A-. He said, “Despicable doesn’t measure up to Pixar at its best. Nonetheless, it’s funny, clever and warmly animated with memorable characters.”

Peter Debruge at Variety gave it an A- as well. He stated, “There’s nothing like a little world domination to melt the most dastardly evildoer’s heart. Since villains so often steal the show in animation, Despicable Me smartly turns the whole operation over to megalomaniacal rogue Gru.”

Roger Ebert from the Chicago Sun-Times gave it a B. He said, “The film is funny, energetic, teeth-gnashingly venomous and animated with an eye to exploiting the 3-D process with such sure-fire techniques as a visit to an amusement park. The sad thing, I am forced to report, is that the 3-D process produces a picture more dim than it should be.”

Peter Travers at Rolling Stone gave it a B as well. He stated, “Carell’s genius for loading a comic line with mirth and malice is on joyous display.” Ty Burr from the Boston Globe gave it another B rating. He stated, “Despicable Me has enough visual novelty and high spirits to keep the kiddies diverted and just enough wit to placate the parents.”

Kyle Smith at the New York Post gave it a B. He said, “Though Despicable Me is a little ragged on story, it’s got a lot of imagination and a heart as warm as a fluffy kitty.” James Berardinelli at Reelviews gave it a B. He stated, “Perhaps best of all, this is a rare instance in which the 3-D, while not an asset, is at least not a detriment.”

Claudia Puig over at USA Today gave it a strong B rating. She said, “This fun-filled adventure avoids formula with a whimsical story and terrific voice casting.” Michael Phillips from the Chicago Tribune gave it a C+. He said, “Is the movie itself good? Half-good, I’d say, the second, more openly sentimental half.”

A.O. Scott at the New York Times gave it a C. He stated, “Despicable Me cannot be faulted for lack of trying. If anything, it tries much too hard, stuffing great gobs of second-rate action, secondhand humor and warmed-over sentiment into every nook and cranny of its relentlessly busy 3-D frames.” “Despicable Me” is in theaters now. Get your “Despicable Me” movie tickets at Fandango by Clicking Here. Read more movie reviews at Metacritic.

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