Reviews: Cruella (2021)

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  • Andrea Chase @ KillerMovieReviews
    • Excerpt: Fresh-faced Grand Guignol
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: There are so many things right about Disney’s latest villainous spin on the origin story it’s a shame that one thing that is very, very wrong indeed casts a shadow over the proceedings.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: Another convoluted live-action update from the Disney factory…but hey, it looks good.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Folks familiar with the 1961 animated version, who understand the 1970’s aesthetic, the character based on David Bowie, and are primed to absorb the best soundtrack attached to any live action Disney film from the modern era will appreciate Disney making a film for those of us with at least a few decades under our belts instead of just one.
  • Dan Lybarger @
    • Excerpt: It’s probably a good thing Cruella no longer wants garments PETA would hate. But it’s too bad she’s not more fun.
  • Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
    • Excerpt: The picture won me over, thanks to the performances of the two stars and some appealing weirdness.
  • Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: If you ask whether it’s enough to be entertaining, however, the answer changes to the affirmative. It flaunts its refusal to know what subtlety means.
  • [New] | Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: One of the better live-action Disney efforts, as the film has a real pulse and sense of style to give it something extra.
  • Matt Oakes @
    • Excerpt: Emma Stone is simply incandescent in this Cruella De Vil origin story that exceeds the reach of its potentially lame premise. With a pair of head-turning performances from Stone and Emma Thompson, a script that’s as freewheeling and fun as it is invested in character, stunning costume design, and an exhilarating soundtrack of classic hits to back it all up, ‘Cruella’ represents the best that Disney live action movies have to offer, particularly because it actually feels new.
  • Eddie Pasa @ DC Filmdom