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Despicable Me 3


Stars: Voices: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove, Steve Coogan, Jenny Slate, Dana Gaier, Nev Scharrel, Julie Andrews, Pierre Coffin

Director: Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda, co-director: Eric Guill

It's a basic Hollywood commercial commandment.

If at first you succeed, then serve up a sequel.

Here, serving up more of the same already proven zany animated antics, directors Coffin (a name that's something a tad odd for a comic caper?), Balda and co-director Guillon serve up more of the silly same in a gag-packed storyline that offers two Grus for the price of one when villain-turned-lawman Gru (voiced by Carell, allwas better heard than seen) teams up with his long-lost twin brother to pull off a huge diamond heist in one more mad mixture of laughs, pratfalls and continuous comic chaos.

It's hardly boundary breaking but it does deliver enough silliness and slapstick to satisfy the young audience at which it is accurately enough aimed (Isabel, aged 10, will be more than happy to confirm this) while there is enough neatly-delivered idiocy to keep accompanying adults from sneaking into sleep.

Alan Frank

USA 2017. UK Distributor: Universal. Colour.
86 minutes. Widescreen. UK certificate: U.

Guidance ratings (out of 3): Sex/nudity 0, Violence/Horror 0, Drugs 0, Swearing 0.

Review date: 14 Nov 2017

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