Despicable Me Friday, 03 April 2020

Despicable Me

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    PG: Mild animated violence.

  • The pitch:


  • Starring:

    (voices of): Steve Carell, Russell Brand, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Elsie Kate Fisher, Jason Segel, Julie Andrews, Will Arnett, Kristen Wiig, Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud, Jemaine Clement, Jack McBrayer, Danny McBride

  • Directed by:

    Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud

  • Running time:

    95 minutes

  • Rated:

    PG (Australia), U (UK), PG (USA)


    Tanks, machine guns, rockets, laser guns, stun-guns, missiles, decoy flares, mace, halberds, torture chamber, bomb casings seen and/or used. Children are kidnapped, held hostage. People, minions are shot at, blasted, freeze-rayed, hit with objects, fired upon, kicked, headslammed, thrown through the air, slapped, electrocuted, knocked over; minions fight one another. A man is punched by robotic boxing gloves, attacked by a shark, crushed by a door, near-sliced by circular saw blades, catapulted through the air, hit with an explosive device. A huge explosion is seen from a distance; crater. An animal, minion and an object are shrunk. A man is knocked aside by a speeding bus. Boy falls off scaffolding, a girl holds her breath until she faints, a man falls off a surfboard head-first onto rocks. Children sit in closed 'boxes-of-shame' as punishment. Objects, monuments are stolen. A vehicle crash-lands, crashes into cars. Animals are shot out of guns, an animal is punched, a bird is shot by a tank (implied). A child's comfort toy, other objects are incinerated. Objects are smashed, toilet-papered. Stealing, crime discussed. A man breaks a pinkie-promise, makes pancakes in the shape of skulls, corpses. People fall from very high distances, dangle precariously from great heights. Squealing. Blood/gore: A girl appears to be spiked to death in a coffin-shaped torture chamber; what appears to be blood leaks out.


    A man's trousers fall down to his ankles, revealing his boxers. Naked baby photo (backside seen). Minions photocopy their bottoms. A naked werewolf-man is seen from a distance (no genitals visible).


    Giant beer can seen. Volunteers drink anti-gravity serum.


    Fart, butt. Name-calling, threats, teasing, dobbing. A man taunts a small boy. Stereotypes (villains, children).


    Evil villains, world domination, rivalry, orphans, adoption, single parenting, parental approval/rejection, childhood dreams.


    Orphans, adoption. Goats, dog, dog attack/bite, elephant, Great White shark, shark attack, birds, werewolf, taxidermy on walls. Dog poo, bed-bugs, creature in the closet discussed. Full moon, rollercoaster, toilet, urinals, lycanthropy. Vomit noises, gagging, nose-picking, fart cloud. Bankruptcy mentioned. Roast chicken eaten. Sky-high aerial cinematography and stunts. End credits sequence.


    Original, nostalgic, joyful, reckless, contagious, evenly paced, funny, sprightly, irresistible, wacky, offbeat, adorable, heart-warming, charming. End credits scene is clever. Ingenius script, impressive visuals.


    Thin plot. Takes a while to get going. Sappy.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided on this website is intended for general entertainment, interest and educational purposes only. It does not constitute, and should not be relied upon as, professional, legal, medical, financial, psychological, personal or other industry advice. is not responsible for any injury or hardship suffered as a result of using this website. Whilst every care is taken to ensure accuracy of information, does not assume any legal liability for missing, incomplete or unsuitable information, or typographical errors.