Cruella star hits back at negative reviews of Disney movie

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Paul Walter Hauser, who plays Horace in Disney's Cruella, has hit back at critics of the live-action movie.

The much-anticipated origin story of 101 Dalmatians' infamous Cruella De Vil, starring Emma Stone and Emma Thompson in the leading roles, has received a mixed bag of reviews since its release over the weekend (28 May).

Photo credit: Taylor Hill - Getty Images
Photo credit: Taylor Hill - Getty Images

In an interview with Insider, Paul took aim at "nit-picky" critics, saying, "I think we made a great film, it may not be for everybody, but it does so many more things right than it does wrong."

Paul continued, "If you feel you hated two things, but we did these five other things great, then you can't tell people not to see the movie. That's ridiculous."

"It's like me telling you not to eat at a restaurant because I didn't like the toilet paper in the bathroom and my waiter was unattractive. You would be like, 'Um, how was the chicken?' So that's my whole take on film criticism."

"It's an action-adventure-crime-comedy movie with a lot of heart and if you don't like Emma Stone and Emma Thompson you should probably get your pulse checked."

I mean, fair enough?

Photo credit: Disney  - Disney
Photo credit: Disney - Disney

The drama all stemmed from a particularly scathing review in Vanity Fair, which described Cruella as a "tiring, deeply uncool assault, reaching its nadir with that hammy fashion show, in which punk is born and then immediately smothered in its crib."

Now that's got to sting. In response, Paul tweeted, "Before I see a film, I ALWAYS check w/ Vanity Fair, to ensure I don’t waste $10. @VanityFair is the BEST resource to save ten bucks, even though their magazine costs ten dollars and they only like film bc celebs sell their ten dollar magazine."

"Was that punk rock enough?" he added. Me-oww.

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