Cruella

critic Reviews

, 74% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Cruella can't quite answer the question of why its title character needed an origin story, but this dazzling visual feast is awfully fun to watch whenever its leading ladies lock horns.
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    Damian LevyDamianMichaelMovies.com
    The sheer volume of outfits worn by Stone and the rest of the cast, is matched only by the level of detail on each.
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    Angie HanMashable
    These clothes are the boldest element of a movie that otherwise wears its supposed punk-rock influences like a kid discovering Hot Topic for the first time.
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    Stephen RomeiThe Australian
    This movie is worth watching for how it looks and sounds and for Emma Thompson...
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    Wenlei MaNews.com.au
    Cruella is doing enough to be seductively fun and entertaining, at least for the first 90 minutes.
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    Rebecca LongBitch Media
    The movie is fun, stylish, and over the top (in mostly a good way), but it struggles to prove that it's more than a muddled cash grab.
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    Megan GarberThe Atlantic
    Cruella is often fun to watch, but its cavalier reversal of its core character cheapens the very idea of a corrective narrative. It takes a quintessential villain and nuances her character into oblivion.
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    Eileen JonesThe Jacobin
    The result is the complete mangling of one of the greatest Disney villains of all time.
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    Edwin ArnaudinAsheville Movies
    Stylish and entertaining, but could probably stand to lose 15 minutes.
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    John LuiThe Straits Times (Singapore)
    It would have been deadly for a movie as fashion-centred as this to not deliver on costume design, but thankfully, the outfits worn by both Emmas are, as they say, something else.
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    Brett McCrackenThe Gospel Coalition
    Does Satan himself have an origin story that makes his evil understandable, even excusable? The ending of Cruella suggests as much.
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