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Maleficent (2014; Rated Rated PG)


““Maleficent” is an admittedly great-looking, sometimes creepy”

-Richard Roeper

Maleficent Review


(2014; PG)

In theaters:
Friday, 30 May 2014

Action, Adventure, Family

Robert Stromberg

Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley

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Mark Stafford said on Sunday, June 15, 2014 7:41:18 PM
I really enjoyed this movie. Angelina Jolie is great as Maleficent, and the visuals are outstanding. Why is Maleficent ticked off? Something very significant is stolen from her.

Damion Gibson said on Thursday, June 12, 2014 7:25:20 PM
Gotta disagree with you on this one Richard. Maleficent is a children's story to begin with, so it shouldn't be put to the same flames as say an X-Men for adults. What they did with this story is breathe new life into an old tale that many of us enjoyed in our youth. Angelina Jolie's performance was chilling, but warranted as she was playing a sinister evil. The main theme I retrieved from this film was that it was a story of a woman scorned. If the Stefan would have just done right, maybe her heart wouldn't have turned so cold. Overall, it was a warm story that one could watch with children or with other "Big" I would have given this at least a B, for the visuals and interesting spin on a classic

JJ Abeyta said on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 2:06:22 AM
I enjoyed the movie overall, but it is pretty flawed. Please stop reading this if you haven't seen the movie, cause I'm going to do a couple spoilers. But come on, Aroura found out her "godmother" Maleficent cast a spell that was going to kill her when she turns 16, for something HER FATHER DID, not her. Yet she was so quick to forgive her...why? Yes you can make an argument that Maleficent became more of a parent to her than anyone else thereby loving her like her own daughter, yes you can say she tried to stop it from happening BUT IT WOULDN'T HAVE HAPPEN IN THE FIRST PLACE IF IT WASN'T FOR HER. Is Aroura too dumb to get that? Plus @Leslie Davis, I don't think I would call the King Stefan, not "King Phillp" as you referred to him, "evil." Of course he was the antagonist, he was totally selfish and greedy, but not exactly evil. If he truly was evil, he would of thought nothing of actually killing Maleficent, instead he just took her wings to make the first dying king think he killed her. Truthfully in my opinion, casting a spell on a young child that would of killed her, even though she did nothing wrong is WAY more evil than anything the king/father Stefan did, just my option.

Rob said on Saturday, June 07, 2014 11:29:32 PM
I don't think he actually saw the movie. The sleep lasts all of 5 minutes. And he doesn't know what Maleficent is ticked off about? Really? You don't remember that little (HUGE) detail?

Liz said on Friday, June 06, 2014 10:11:07 PM
Looks like you just give bad reviews to good movies for publicity. Well, sorry but it's not working. And maybe next time back up your critiques because saying being raised by three women is creepy isn't really sounding too great for ya..

Patrick said on Thursday, June 05, 2014 9:12:32 PM
Agreed 1,000% This was quite the disappointment! o.O

Mike Mc Cowan said on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 6:52:09 PM
Richard, again you really really missed the beauty of this movie. Angeline was perfect for the roll although I agree with the king and sleeping beauty not being too good. I would at least give this movie a B.

My 2 pesos worth

Leslie Davis said on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 6:13:50 PM
I enjoyed this movie. I thought it would paint Meleficent in a better light so it did not shock me that she wasn't this evil being from my childhood . I was pleasantly surprised by all the back stories especially KingPhillip being evil love that little slip in there

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