Despicable Me 2 Reviews

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July 15, 2013
This is one of those rarities, an animated sequel that improves on the original.
July 8, 2013
Co-directors Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin, who do Minion voices expertly, never let up on the laughs. A fart joke in 3-D may not be three times as wacky, but the high spirits of Despicable Me 2 are irresistible fun.
July 3, 2013
How do you tell a story about a bad guy who is no longer a bad guy? Despicable Me 2 embraces the dilemma and adds new ones.
July 3, 2013
As a sequel [it] stands level with the first film (also directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud), and may have the edge on it.
July 3, 2013
"Despicable Me 2" lags on occasion, but every time I found my attention waning, the filmmakers did something wicked to goose me.
July 3, 2013
[A] remarkably tepid sequel to the surprise 2010 hit ...
July 3, 2013
If you're looking for quality prepackaged, predigested Hollywood family fun this summer, you could do a lot worse than Despicable Me 2.
July 3, 2013
[Despicable] Me 2, even at its weakest, is still a charmer.
July 3, 2013
"Despicable Me 2" is light on its feet, visually inventive and very fast with the repartee. It requires actors who can pull off the many peppery lines at warp speed and in that the film is lucky with its voice cast.
July 2, 2013
Heartfelt and hilarious, smart and silly, action-packed but never violent, "Despicable Me 2" is that rare sequel that outshines its beginnings.
July 2, 2013
The animation is beguiling, particularly when Lucy drives her car into the ocean, transforming it into a submarine that scoots around sharks and fish.
July 2, 2013
An animated sequel that, despite not achieving the inspired lunacy of the first movie where Gru literally steals the moon, is smartly calculated to deliver squeals to kids and amusement to accompanying adults.
July 2, 2013
Directors Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin deserve credit for not rehashing the basic ideas of their first effort, but they never really expand upon its unique universe either.
July 2, 2013
It's breezy and affable without ever going completely soft.
July 2, 2013
The scope of the 'toon espionage-adventure goings-on is surprisingly limited. But the filmmakers so clearly love working on these characters, their creative joy is infectious.
July 2, 2013
Slapstick high jinks are plentiful, though never particularly funny.
July 2, 2013
Sure, it's not as novel as the first time we were here, but directors Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud stay true to the clever, slapstick vibe.
July 2, 2013
"Despicable Me 2" is trying to tickle, not teach. In a marketplace full of toxic messages, that's not such a bad thing.
July 2, 2013
Better, or at least sweeter, than the first, with Wiig adding some much-needed romantic charm to the toddler-level humor.
July 2, 2013
[It] is consistently diverting and so cute you'll want to pet it. Yet it is also weightless and lacks a center.
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