Minions: The Rise of Gru

Minions: The Rise of Gru

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Steve Carell returns as tyrannical leader Gru, this time a bright-eyed child with dreams of world domination, in the prequel to Illumination's CG-animated Despicable Me film series. More

When supervillain supergroup the Vicious 6 oust their leader, Wild Knuckles (voiced by Alan Arkin), a young and inspired Gru interviews to become their newest member but messes it up so bad that he finds himself the group's new sworn enemy. Now running for his life, he must turn to an unlikely source of help - Wild Knuckles himself - to fend off his foes and realise his evil potential.

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2022Rating: U, mild comic violence, very mild scary scenes, rude humour, language87 minsUSAIllumination
AnimatedKids & Family
Director:
Kyle Balda ('Minions', 'Despicable Me 3', 'The Lorax')Brad Ableson (feature debut)
Cast:
Steve CarellPierre Coffin

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Minions: The Rise of Gru | Reviews

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

At 88 minutes, Minions: The Rise of Gru struggles to find enough story to encompass its run time...

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Stuff

Stuff

This fitfully funny family entertainment is what Goldmember was to the original Austin Powers... fun, but ultimately fairly forgettable.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

It’s by no means horrendous or offensive, but it’s just a chronic bore...

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TVNZ

TVNZ

Despicable Me has always shone with its wordplay and background gags and Rise of Gru is no different.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

87 minutes of pure chaos, a hallucinatory, cacophonous fever dream of nonsensical subplots and Minion gibberish.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

This entry is the most frenetic and action-packed of the bunch.

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Collider

Collider

This heist bonanza switches from storyline to storyline faster than a gaggle of whack-a-moles.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Ultimately, The Rise Of Gru exerts a negligible impact on the Minions’ canonical journey.

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South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

It’s a lively return to form for the franchise.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

It should be fun... but the action is so loud and so relentless that the Minions’ quieter charms are left in the shade.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

An unexpected treat, and by far the series' punchiest and most polished entry yet.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

The plot is perfunctory and it runs on the faintest of fumes...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Like the Minions, this instalment is barely distinguishable from any of the others, but it’s easy to be won over by its nutty joy and enthusiasm.

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Slash Film

Slash Film

Where the film really shines is in how it takes Bruce Lee and Blaxploitation movies and wraps them around a Minions story.

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Variety

Variety

Audiences know what to expect, and Illumination delivers, offering another feel-good dose of bad behaviour.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Ultimately... the madcap elements of the Minion repertoire still deliver the playful escapism that the series is known for.

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Minions: The Rise of Gru | Release Details

Minions: The Rise of Gru is now playing in 629 cinemas in the United Kingdom.