Jul 2, 2017
Watching Agnes is like emptying five packets of Space Dust into your mouth: guaranteed to induce tingles.Full Review
London Evening Standard
Jun 30, 2017
Steve Carell doubles your fun in Despicable Me 3 - voicing feuding twin bros. Carell is the life of the party and the main reason this animated blast of slapstick silliness packs appeal beyond the PG crowd.Full Review
Jun 30, 2017
90 minutes of mostly uninspired vapidity that appears to be ticking the correct Despicable boxes.Full Review
Jun 30, 2017
It's a perfectly reasonable option for a family movie outing and isn't so bad that adults will cringe.Full Review
Jun 29, 2017
By the midpoint, the movie, which is directed by three different people - franchise regular Pierre Coffin gets help from Éric Guillon and Kyle Balda - is dragging badly.Full Review
Globe and Mail
Jun 29, 2017
"Despicable Me 3" has some laughs, but not enough to prop up what feels like a flagging franchise.Full Review
Aug 5, 2019
Despicable Me 3 has a lot going for it yet, somehow, it just doesn't have the same feel as the first two films and drags a little.Full Review
Jun 13, 2019
Too many storylines, not enough Minions.Full Review
Phoenix Film Festival
Apr 23, 2019
The cinematic equivalent of a movie jingling its keys...It's assuming that kids don't have an attention span beyond three-ish minutes.Full Review
Mar 8, 2019
The family element, which was the central theme of the first two, is not captured as well here.Full Review
S. Indra Sathiabalan
The Sun Daily (Malaysia)
such. pointless. cynical. plotless. lazy. garbage. This is the very definition of running out of ideas. It feels more like a 2 hour-long sitcom episode than an actual movie. Only redeeming factor is the animation, and some sort-of charming moments. Best compliment I can give is that I wasn't completely and utterly bored.
A Little bit to hectic and a strange storyline
It’s up to Hollywood.
Fell asleep during this movie and I NEVER fall asleep during movies. Such a disappointing film.
I actually really like the first two films in this series, but at this point, the formula and humor has gotten stale. The new character Dru is possibly the most annoying thing I've ever seen in an animated film. The whole movie is pretty cringeworthy.
When I came out of the theater I said to myself: "I'm done with Illumination, I'm no longer going to watch any of their new movies", that's how terrible it was!!!!
This film is a serious downgrade from the previous 2 films. Firstly, the main positive is that it was nice that they ended it on a cliffhanger and made me excited to know what will happen next, unlike ending it with a dance break like the previous 2 films, due to lack of thought into a meaningful ending. Dry is a decent character, but you can't tell if you are meant to like or dislike him throughout the whole film. At this point in the series, I realised how much much Gru brought to the table when he was a villain rather than a hero. I felt like if they make a Despicable me 4 to end the series, because it can't drag on much longer, it would end with Dru looking after the children with Kucy, whilst Gru returns to his life as A villain. The minions are sidelined in this sequel, and their story would be funny as a short film, but it does not drive the plot at all for a feature film. I also highly disliked the unicorn sub plot, as it felt dragged out and meaningless, and the fact Agnes sold her unicorn at the start felt like it wasted all that time getting it in the first film. Balthasar Bragg is an unbearable villain, with no intentions and back story to remotely suggest making Hollywood float into space. How many times do I have to hear- I've been a Bad boy with that stupid laugh. I had very little patience for him and wanted Vector to come back or something, because Bratt needed shooting with that piranha gun. Also Lucy trying to be a good Mum, the thought was there, but it didn't flow very well. Certain new characters had 0 development for the who,e film, like the Butler and the new head of the AVL and we never even see Gru get his job back so that whole scene may as well have been cut when we see Gru lose his job. It was completely irrelevant or not wrapped up by the end of it. This film is snjoyable to an extent but also has some annoying aspects that take up a good half of the film, in terms of Lucy, unicorns and Balthasar Bratt. However I would have expected from a third instalment that didn't live up to the previous 2 movies and the spinoff, I would not have wanted a 4th film, but after the ending I was eager for a film about Gru and Dru going against each other, and by the end of it Gru would return as a villain. It would only serve the film well if you follow Gru from villain to a hero and making his final debut where he decides he is truly despicable.
I think this franchise has ran its course and should now be shelved.
Since when did Despicable Me become so predictable?!
eh entertaining for the kids