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Cruella (2021)

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Critic Consensus: 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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Academy Award (R) winner Emma Stone ("La La Land") stars in Disney's "Cruella," an all-new live-action feature film about the rebellious early days of one of cinemas most notorious - and notoriously fashionable - villains, the legendary Cruella de Vil. "Cruella," which is set in 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, follows a young grifter named Estella, a clever and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets. One day, Estella's flair for fashion catches the eye of the Baroness von Hellman, a fashion legend who is devastatingly chic and terrifyingly haute, played by two-time Oscar (R) winner Emma Thompson ("Howards End," "Sense & Sensibility"). But their relationship sets in motion a course of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous, fashionable and revenge-bent Cruella.

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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.

June 18, 2021 | Full Review…
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This movie is worth watching for how it looks and sounds and for Emma Thompson...

June 7, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Cruella is doing enough to be seductively fun and entertaining, at least for the first 90 minutes.

June 4, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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.

June 4, 2021 | Full Review…

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.

June 3, 2021 | Full Review…

This becomes repetitive and one-note after you get past how deliciously wicked everyone is.

June 3, 2021 | Full Review…

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