Despicable Me 2 Reviews

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December 3, 2020
The humor this time around isn't nearly as juvenile as before, with much of it based on quick snapshots of immaterial gags - such as flashbacks and visualized backstories.
September 6, 2020
Kristen Wiig is an absolute wonder as Lucy.
July 24, 2020
It's bright, fun, and exists with good intentions. Hard to hate on something like that.
April 25, 2020
It has an incessant narrative rhythm and a fruitful direction, an animation that continues to explore the personal style of its predecessor. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 27, 2019
The best compliment you can give to Despicable Me 2 may also explain why it doesn't get a higher grade here: it's slight, mass-appealing fun.
July 30, 2019
The filmmakers know they have a good thing in the minions, and they figure more prominently in the plot and the film's humor, with sight gags and recurring jokes seamlessly woven into and enhancing the story.
February 26, 2019
A slick, inventive and thoroughly entertaining slice of animated nonsense that will enthral kids, amuse adults and rule at the box office.
January 26, 2019
It doesn't try to tug at your heart nor terrify you -- it's just happily silly entertainment that genuinely is for the whole family, from tykes to those actually shelling out the money for the tickets.
January 26, 2019
If you loved Despicable Me, you'll love this lovable sequel.
December 14, 2018
Even though it's not on par with the original, this is a quality sequel that hits all the marks.
March 5, 2018
I enjoyed it more than the first one. It's a lot of fun, you're going to enjoy it.
November 29, 2017
There's plenty here to keep the kids happy, if only because the film employs Gru's seemingly innumerable yellow minions as a constant source of slapstick humor.
September 5, 2017
I even laughed at the fart guns. I never laugh at fart guns.
July 11, 2016
Despicable Me 2 earns the right to be slight and nutty because it cultivated those feelings in its predecessor.
April 9, 2016
It's hard to tell if directors Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud faced interference on the part of the studio, but the film lacks any discernible spark beyond frenzied goofiness.
August 1, 2014
The first act of Despicable Me 2 is so winning and engaging that it's almost a tragedy how the rest of the film falls into bargain basement formula.
March 21, 2014
...a passable followup that's sure to amuse and entertain fans of the original.
February 4, 2014
Carrell's almost better this way, with his mugging fully abstracted by animation, whereas we start to miss Wiig's actual face.
January 6, 2014
Franchises are born more from box-office success than creative necessity, and this sequel has only a fraction of the originality demonstrated by its predecessor.
December 15, 2013
Gru's villainy is replaced by a cloying fish-out-of-water mentality that is tortured by overuse of the minions characters. Still, the film is entertaining and has several wonderful scenes that almost make up the difference.
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