Maleficent

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Overview

The untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from the 1959 classic 'Sleeping Beauty'. A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land's fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal – an act that begins to turn her heart into stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading King's successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom - and to Maleficent's true happiness as well.

  1. Robert Stromberg

    Director

  2. Linda Woolverton

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Angelina Jolie

    Angelina Jolie

    Maleficent

  2. Elle Fanning

    Elle Fanning

    Princess Aurora

  3. Juno Temple

    Juno Temple

    Thistletwit

  4. Sharlto Copley

    Sharlto Copley

    Stefan

  5. Isobelle Molloy

    Isobelle Molloy

    Young Maleficent

  6. Miranda Richardson

    Miranda Richardson

    Queen Ulla

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Movie Data

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 37m

Budget $180,000,000.00

Revenue $758,410,378.00

Homepage http://movies.disney.com/maleficent

Release Information

  • May 30, 2014
    PG, Theatrical

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Featured Review

A review by Per Gunnar Jonsson

8.0
By Per Gunnar Jonsson

When I first read about this movie I was not entirely sure whether I liked the idea or not. After having watched it I have to say that I really liked it. It is a nice fairy tale based on the Sleeping Beauty but from the perspective of the evil fairy (who is not really that evil actually) instead. As far as I am concerned the concept worked surprisingly well.

Obviously the story is highly rewritten compared to the original Sleeping Beauty story. Whether that is good or bad is probably a matter of personal opinion. I think it is good since it allowed to story in the movie to have its own merit... read the rest.

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