• Maleficent (2014)

Maleficent

Release Date: May 30th, 2014

DVD Release Date: November 4th, 2014

PG |1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary

As a beautiful young woman of pure heart, Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) has an idyllic life in a forest kingdom. When an invading army threatens the land, Maleficent rises up to become its fiercest protector. However, a terrible betrayal hardens her heart and twists her into a creature bent on revenge. She engages in an epic battle with the invading king's successor, then curses his newborn daughter, Aurora -- realizing only later that the child holds the key to peace in the kingdom.

Cast: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Lesley Manville, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Sam Riley, Brenton Thwaites

Director: Robert Stromberg

Genres: Fantasy , Adventure , Action

Production Co: Walt Disney Pictures, Roth Films

Distributors: Walt Disney

Keywords: Intense , Revenge , Daughter , Transformation , Emotional , Sacrifice ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    A few bumpy patches notwithstanding, the new feature is an exquisitely designed, emotionally absorbing work of dark enchantment. show more

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    This icon of witchcraft can't save a production that's suffocatingly elaborate yet insufficiently bewitching. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Jolie's Maleficent is magnificent. show more

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Awards

Nominated Costume Design