Gareth Bailey’s review published on Letterboxd:
Really enjoyed this Disney prequel origin story. Gives Cruella depth as a character, an understanding of her motivations and how she came to be with an interesting backstory for Horace and Jasper. I'm a fan of these "What if the opposite is true?" type narratives of "baddies" in films - in the same way Maleficent was good and Cobra-Kai works with Jonny Lawrence, this definitely does for me and it's nice to see clearly how much fun Emma Stone had in this - let's hope the second is good too.