Despicable Me

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Clever, funny, and sweet villain-with-a-heart-of-gold tale.

PG 2010 95 minutes

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 125 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 235 reviews

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age 6+

A Minion silly movie, yet so touching and sad.

Minions are super funny, it made me feel both happy and sad. A fun Movie for everyone!!!!

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age 7+

Ok for a 7+

Good movie for 7 and over should watch
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Movie Details

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