• Maleficent (2014)


Release Date: May 28th, 2014

PG |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land's fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal - an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces a battle with the invading king's successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom - and perhaps to Maleficent's true happiness as well.

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

Director: Robert Stromberg

Genres: Action , Adventure , Family , Fantasy , Romance

Production Co: Roth Films,Walt Disney Pictures

Distributors: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

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

  • 60
    Alonso DuraldeTheWrap

    The aggressively unpleasant visuals certainly detract from the overall film, but Maleficent makes for a fascinating entry in an ongoing wave of projects that give “bad” women of literature a chance to present their side of the story. show more

  • 75
    Rene RodriguezMiami Herald

    The result is a rare live-action Disney movie that merits comparison to its beloved feature-length cartoons. show more

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