Rated PG · 95 minutes · 2010

Animated, Comedy
In a land where villains reign unopposed, Gru (Steve Carell) is no better than second-best. In Despicable Me, he squares off against the more-innovative but less-determined Vector (Jason Segel) in an effort to steal the moon—but Gru doesn’t expect to harbor actual human feelings for the three orphans he adopts as pawns in the game for lunar domination. There’s a better movie in the basic premise than what appears on screen; Despicable Me wants badly to entertain audiences from 8 to 80, when it could be resoundingly good if it just split the difference. It isn’t without its merits, however, and Carell’s Gru is the kind of character that might be worth the inevitable sequel.

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Official Site: www.despicable.me
Director: Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin
Producer: Chris Meledandri, John Cohen, Janet Healy, Nina Rappaport-Rowan and Robert Taylor
Cast: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews, Will Arnett, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier and Elsie Fisher


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Colorado Springs Independent The 40-Year-Old Version: Despicable Me Gruff protagonists and the kids who teach them how to love have populated movies around the world since movies began. by Scott Renshaw 07/08/2010
Portland Mercury Maybe I'm Despicable... Despicable Me: One more thing that'll shut the kids up. 07/08/2010
Charleston City Paper Despicable Me takes the easy way out Let's say — just hypothetically — that you're launching a production studio for computer-animated features. Your inaugural effort is going to lay the groundwork for the way audiences will think about your brand name. And you have at least a couple of models out there for how you could do things. Do you focus intently on nailing a story with real emotional honesty and resonance, or do you just find a familiar, time-worn premise that you don't have to think too much about and then pack it full of gags? by Scott Renshaw 07/07/2010
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