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Despicable Me 3

  • Drama
  • 2017
  • Kyle Balda
  • 89 mins
  • U

Summary

Dismissed from the Anti-Villain League after botching a mission, Gru sets off to meet his long-lost twin brother. Animated sequel, with the voices of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig and Trey Parker.

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Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Reformed supervillain Gru's extended family gets a little bigger in the latest instalment of the fun franchise because, having accrued three orphan daughters and a wife in previous chapters, he discovers he now has a long-lost twin brother. However, Dru (also voiced by Steve Carell) wants his sibling to return to wicked ways, as do the underemployed Minions, who are bored with the good-guy life. Meanwhile, 1980s child star Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker) has dastardly plans to get even with the Hollywood elite who scorned him after he reached puberty years before. In essence, it's three films in one: the skewered Gru-Dru buddy movie; the high-tech battle with the shoulder-padded Bratt; and the ever-dependable Minions' standalone subplot involving TV talent shows and prison breaks that prevents them from stealing everyone else's scenes. As always, the dialogue is constantly whip-smart, the sight gags brilliantly executed, and the arrival of Bratt opens the door for a killer soundtrack of 80s hits (Michael Jackson, Dire Straits, Madonna) to give grown-ups a few chuckles that may go over their offspring's heads. All in all, it's despicable glee from start to finish.

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Credits

Cast

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Gru / DruSteve Carell
Lucy WildeKristen Wiig
Balthazar BrattTrey Parker
SilasSteve Coogan
MargoMiranda Cosgrove
EdithDana Gaier
AgnesNev Scharrel
Gru's mumJulie Andrews
Valerie Da VinciJenny Slate
The Scar-Faced Man / TMZ announcerMichael Beattie
Minions Kevin / Bob / StuartPierre Coffin
CliveAndy Nyman

Crew

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DirectorKyle Balda
DirectorPierre Coffin
Co directorEric Guillon

Details

Theatrical distributor
Universal
Released on
2017-06-30
Language
English
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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