GregoryJ’s review published on Letterboxd:
I get what they're trying to do with these villain origin stories but honestly Disney, if you're listening, please stop! Your villains are iconic, stop ruining their characters by creating origin stories that do not fit their narrative. Emma Stone's "Cruella" feels nothing like Cruella DeVil, but more like a female version of Joker! Yes, the screenplay is so bad it feels like your typical villain character becoming a villain cause they were mistreated as a child or as a person in general. We need more original ideas and less of these outrageous retellings! Can't a villain just be evil unapologetically for a change! This is so bad, that even evil Emma Thompson can't save it.