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New Angelina Jolie ‘Maleficent’ movie got mixed reviews from top critics. Walt Disney Pictures released their new Angelina Jolie branded, fantasy film, “Maleficent,” into theaters yesterday, May 30th, and the top critic have submitted their reviews. It turns out that it just did ok with them, getting mixed reviews with an overall 56 score out of 100 across 38 reviews at the Metacritic.com site.

The movie stars: Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, and Lesley Manville. We’ve served up blurbs from a couple of the critics,below.

Joe Neumaier from the New York Daily News, gave it a nice 80 score, saying: “Angelina Jolie is so wickedly enchanting in the magical, magnificent Maleficent, you may not notice how transporting this female-driven blockbuster really is.”

Sheri Linden at the The Hollywood Reporter, gave it an 80. She said: “A few bumpy patches notwithstanding, the new feature is an exquisitely designed, emotionally absorbing work of dark enchantment.”

Matt Zoller Seitz over at RogerEbert.com, gave it a 75. He stated: “The movie is a mess, but it’s a rich mess. It has weight. It matters.” Mick LaSalle at the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a 75, saying: “Maleficent imparts a feeling of enchantment. Here is a world that’s strange and beautiful.”

Betsy Sharkey at the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 70 score, stating, “Though it never plays like a polemic, the film has so much it wants to say the emotional power that might have made it a classic is undercut.”

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