Genre:  Action/Adventure, Drama, Family
Running Time:  97 min.
Release Date: May 30, 2014
DVD: November 4, 2014

Current rating: Rating: 4.10
based on 120 votes and 44 reviews
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Cast: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Lesley Manville, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Sam Riley, Brenton Thwaites, Isobelle Molloy


Maleficent, the evil fairy who cursed Princess Aurora in Sleeping Beauty, was once a beautiful, pure-hearted young woman living an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom. One day an invading army of humans threatened the land where she lived and Maleficent proved herself to be a fierce protector.

When she's ruthlessly betrayed, her pure heart turns to stone. Wanting revenge, Maleficent decides to place a curse on Aurora, the newborn infant of the human king. But as the child grows up, Maleficent realizes Aurora may be the kingdom's only chance for peace.

Director: Robert Stromberg
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Producer(s): Joe Roth
Screenplay: Linda Woolverton
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  • 4 stars "Better than I expected and the visual side was well done too - from the cute creatures who lived with young Maleficent to the dark, thorny wall she let grow around her reign when her heart was broken. Also - SPOILER - the point of the movie wasn´t about romantic love but about mother love."
  • 3 stars "A bit unbalanced, but the great performances pull the movie through"
  • 5 stars "LOVED IT! Wasn't expecting to love this gem, but was thoroughly impressed with the acting, storyline & film quality. 5 stars!"