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Maleficent

Overview


Genre :

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Release Date :

May 30, 2014

MPAA Rating :

PG

Director :

Robert Stromberg

Starring :

Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Brenton Thwaites, Juno Temple, Sharlto Copley, Imelda Staunton, Lesley Manville, Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, Pax Jolie-Pitt, Zahara Jolie-Pitt, Jamie Sives, Toby Regbo, Hannah New

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

3 of 4

“..the marriage between the actress' capabilities and the director's experience results in a satisfying and successful motion picture..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
Review rate : B-

“..the characters are boiled down to their essentials, the humor is timelessly broad..”
by Keith Staskiewicz [Entertainment Weekly]
2.5 of 4

“..like Sleeping Beauty lying in her coma, "Maleficent" is mesmerizing to behold, and hard to fully embrace..”
by Kristin Tillotson [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
2 of 4

“..in a PG-rated movie, kids should be given a clearer sense of motivation..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
2 of 4

“..Angelina Jolie is magical. The rest - not so much..”
by Frank Lovece [Newsday]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Rene Rodriguez [Miami Herald]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Linda Barnard [Toronto Star]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Tom Russo [Boston Globe]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Matthew Kassel [New York Observer]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Sara Stewart [New York Post]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]

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