• Despicable Me (2010)

Despicable Me

Release Date: July 9th, 2010

DVD Release Date: December 14th, 2010

PG |1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary

A man who delights in all things wicked, supervillain Gru (Steve Carell) hatches a plan to steal the moon. Surrounded by an army of little yellow minions and his impenetrable arsenal of weapons and war machines, Gru makes ready to vanquish all who stand in his way. But nothing in his calculations and groundwork has prepared him for his greatest challenge: three adorable orphan girls (Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Elsie Fisher) who want to make him their dad.

Cast: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews, Will Arnett, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier

Director: Chris Renaud , Pierre Coffin

Genres: Adventure , Comedy , Children , Animated

Production Co: Illumination Films, Chris Meledandri

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Quest , 2010s , Transformation , Family , Competition , Love , Heartwarming , Rise , Amusing , Rescue

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    It looks so stylish that thinking about its plot is strictly optional. show more

  • 80
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Despicable doesn't measure up to Pixar at its best. Nonetheless, it's funny, clever and warmly animated with memorable characters. show more

  • 63
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Short, sweet-and-sour, and amusing rather than funny, Despicable Me can't help but be likable. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com


Nominated Animated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Best Animated Feature Film