Despicable Me

Lists: Animated, Comedy, Family

Brief Synopsis: "In a happy suburban neighbourhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbours, hidden deep beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by an army of tireless, little yellow minions, we discover Gru, planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon (Yes, the moon!) to prove to his Mum that he is better than the other super-villains, especially the new kid on the block, Vector. Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze guns and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential dad."

Overall Ranking: 1326 (Rank from 2010: # 40)

Adjusted* Rating:
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Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 38.89%
Regular 33.33%
Half-Popped 27.78%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Mikey from The Reviewer.Net97(full review)
JR B90
Dave Examines Movies87(full review)
Daniel Prinn at Daniel's Film Reviews85(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest84
Alex Robinson84
Bryan Lienesch84 - An obvious kids movie with enough "pull" to keep us older folks both interested and amused.
David Baruffi80
Skooch80(full review)
Cinematic Katzenjammer Nick80(full review)
Carrie B80
CinemaVisitor Erik75
Thomas Pollock70
Sweet Popcorn And Late Nights61 - Not a bad film, but stifled because it’s too afraid to take risks. Should have been better.
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Patrick Devitt60
Movie Evangelist60(full review)
Dan O'Neill50 - Despicable Me has great-looking animation and some chuckles here and there, but overall it’s too centered towards kids, predictable by the end, and just an animated film that doesn’t do much else different than what we have already seen done before and better from far-superior Pixar films.
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Gorgon Reviews43(full review)

People Involved

  • Steve Carell (Gru)
  • Jason Segel (Vector)
  • Russell Brand (Dr. Nefario)
  • Julie Andrews (Grus Mother)
  • Kristen Wiig (Miss Hattie)
  • Miranda Cosgrove (Margo)
  • Dana Gaier (Edith)
  • Elsie Fisher (Agnes)
  • Pierre Coffin (Tim the Minion / Bob the Minion / Mark the Minion / Phil the Minion / Stuart the Minion)
  • Chris Renaud (Dave the Minion)
  • Jemaine Clement (Tim)
  • Jack McBrayer (Carnival Barker / Tourist Dad)
  • Danny McBride (Fred McDade)
  • Mindy Kaling (Tourist mom)
  • Rob Huebel (Newscaster)
  • Ken Jeong (Scientist)
  • Will Arnett (Mr Perkins)
  • Pierre Coffin (Director)

  • Other Movies in the Series

  • Despicable Me 2
  • Included in Achievement Trios...

  • Despicable Me Trilogy