The Devil Wears Prada
The Devil Wears Prada is about a young journalist who moves to New York to work in the fashion industry. Her boss however is extremely demanding and cruel and won’t let her succeed if she doesn’t fit into the high class elegant look of their magazine when all she really wants to be a good journalist.
J. R. Jones An agreeably shallow comedy.
Stephanie Zacharek Anne Hathaway is Patricia Field's latest fashion victim in this limp semi-satire.
Andrew Sarris The biggest problem with the movie, however, is that it tries to make a big deal out of a subject that has been beaten to death in the tabloids and the media.
David Denby The Devil Wears Prada tells a familiar story, and it never goes much below the surface of what it has to tell. Still, what a surface!
Richard Roeper A fun, entertaining date movie.
Dana Stevens The Devil Wears Prada is a movie that revels in pleasure: the pleasure of fashion, of luxury, of power and ambition. It's also a tremendous pleasure to watch.
J. Hoberman At once coolly indifferent and fanatically detail-obsessed, coiffed off-white hair emphasizing a hawk's hooded gaze, Streep is the scariest, most nuanced, funniest movie villainess since Tilda Swinton's nazified White Witch.
Joe Morgenstern Crafted like a high end TV show, it's a sort of video Vogue -- lite, brite and trite.
Christy Lemire Fun, flirty, spirited, sexy, you can't take your eyes off it. You've gotta have it. And then just as powerfully as it bursts onto the scene and commands your attention, it dies.
Jennifer Frey Streep makes it work. Streep makes it fun. Best known for her dramatic brilliance, Streep has done strong comedic turns in the past, and this performance is a reminder of that, and then some.
Ella Taylor The Devil Wears Prada is crisper, less self-righteous and mercifully shorter than its intermittently funny but interminable source.
Rex Reed The Devil Wears Prada is the first classy, elegant and really entertaining film of 2006.
David Ansen Dramatically anorexic.
David Edelstein If there's any drama here, it's slender -- maybe a size 2.
Kirk Honeycutt Clothes to die for and an outrageous fashion diva compete for attention in this dishy comedy.
Todd McCarthy Streep single-handedly elevates this sitcomy but tolerably entertaining adaptation of Lauren Weisberger's bestselling 2003 roman a clef.