Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

critic Reviews

40% Rotten Tomatometer Score40%
  • While it's far from cursed, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil too rarely supports its impressive cast and visuals with enough magical storytelling to justify its existence.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Allison RoseFlickDirect
    Pfeiffer, as usual, is magnificently portraying the not so innocent and kind-hearted queen.
    Read full article
  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Damian LevyJamaica Gleaner
    These elements give the movie a nice shine, but when you bust out the polish to make your shoe look pretty, it doesn't make a difference if the sole is missing.
    Read full article
  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Joshua StarnesVitalThrills.com
    Mistress of Evil is simultaneously overdone and undercooked, with a lot of the customary mistakes of giant studio entertainment.
    Read full article
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Nathaniel RogersThe Film Experience
    Maleficent 2 is weirdly memorable with strange visual choices, great costumes, and two true movie stars giving each other the stink eye.
    Read full article
  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Kevin A. RansonMovieCrypt.com
    ... a feast for the senses and the mind in terms of pure fantasy and imagination... buries significant character opportunities, as if the writers were tasked to combine three different scripts that defied being strung together.
    Read full article
  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Alison ForemanMashable
    Mistress of Evil could have done anything it wanted with its unconventional villain. And yet, for some reason, Disney chose to clip her wings - keeping her story from ever taking flight.
    Read full article
  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Aly CavinessMidwest Film Journal
    The moment they put two men on Mistress of Evil's screenplay was the moment it was doomed.
    Read full article
  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Neil MorrisChatham News + Record (NC)
    Jolie is the macabre somnolent beauty, practically sleepwalking through a fable with excessively hard-hitting aims and regrettably banal execution.
    Read full article
  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Amanda GreeverThe Daily Times (Tennessee)
    As much as I hate to say it, if you love Maleficent and her story, stop at the 2014 film or even rewatch the classic Sleeping Beauty. This sequel doesn't do the character or the Disney legacy justice.
    Read full article
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Emily Asher-PerrinTor.com
    Truth is, if Disney had a little more guts, they would have made this a trilogy, and given it the care that other major fantasy epics receive.
    Read full article