Maleficent

Don't believe the fairy tale


Maleficent
This live-action film provides the back-story to Sleeping Beauty, showing how the wicked fairy came to be that way. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king's newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever. This film is releasing in 2D, 3D, and 3D IMAX, this is the 2D version.

98 minutes.
Parental Guidance 7-9.
Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance.

Showtimes

A breathe of toxic air ...
A breathe of toxic air ...

Credits

Cast
Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Lesley Manville, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple
Director
Robert Stromberg
ScreenplayLinda Woolverton, with ideas from the Brothers Grimm and Disney's Sleeping Beauty
MusicJames Newton Howard
CinematographyDean Semler
EditingChris Lebenzon, Richard Pearson
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Datasat
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorSter-Kinekor
Made in2014
Produced byMoving Picture Company, Roth Films, Walt Disney Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreFantasy
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceMild, unrealistic, fantastical
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG for sequences of fantasy action and violence, including frightening images
Runtime97
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.


CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
8 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
3
Violence
3
Sex
1
Language
1
Consumerism
3
Drinking, drugs, smoking
0

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconDon't be afraid of the dark
10
Die Burger
Rozanne Els quote icon'Slegte' fee se goeie storie
15
Cape Times
Sheri Linden quote iconPrimal play of dark and light
15
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconThe marriage between the actress' capabilities and the director's experience results in a satisfying and successful motion picture.
15
Metacritic.com
30 critics
11
Rottentomatoes critics
82 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconAngelina Jolie's magnetic performance outshines Maleficent's dazzling special effects; unfortunately, the movie around them fails to justify all that impressive effort.
9
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
12
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation
10

What the People say

Internet
1618 Netizens quote iconMaleficent? More like Magnificent!
15

Average .. 62%

12

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