• 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: Children , Animated , Adventure , Comedy

Production Co: Illumination Films, Chris Meledandri

Distributors: Universal Pictures

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 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

  • 95
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    To hell with that childlike sense-of-wonder crap: Despicable Me, instead of trying to return adults to a false state of innocence, reminds us that we all started out as ill-mannered little savages. show more

  • 80
    Bob MondelloNPR

    It's all thoroughly adorable, and with an overlay that's nearly as odd as Carell's accent. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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