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'Maleficent' reviews: Angelina Jolie, at least, is bewitching
'Maleficent' reviews: Angelina Jolie, at least, is bewitching

In "Maleficent," the iconic Disney sorceress finally gets to tell her side of the "Sleeping Beauty" story — while being played by Angelina Jolie, no less. So how does she fare? While critics are giving mixed reviews to the film and first-time director Robert Stromberg (an Oscar-winning production designer), most agree that Jolie casts a compelling spell. The Los Angeles Times' Betsy Sharkey says Jolie is "wickedly good," adding: "In her hands, [Maleficent] is endlessly fascinating and worlds away from the fairy tale staple that so many generations have been introduced to." On the other hand, "Everyone else, even Aurora [Elle...

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