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Paddington 2 (2018)



Critic Consensus: Paddington 2 honors its star's rich legacy with a sweet-natured sequel whose adorable visuals are matched by a story perfectly balanced between heartwarming family fare and purely enjoyable all-ages adventure.

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PADDINGTON 2 finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy's hundredth birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber's antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it's up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief... Helmed by twice BAFTA nominated director Paul King, PADDINGTON 2 is co-produced by multi award-winning David Heyman / Heyday Films (producer of all eight of the HARRY POTTER films, GRAVITY, THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS, FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM) and StudioCanal, who will also distribute in the UK, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. PADDINGTON is based on the best-selling and internationally adored series of children's stories by British author Michael Bond, which have sold more than 35 million copies worldwide, been translated into over 40 languages and captured the imagination of children and adults around the globe.


Hugh Grant
as Phoenix Buchanan
Ben Whishaw
as Paddington
Brendan Gleeson
as 'Knuckles' McGinty
Hugh Bonneville
as Henry Brown
Sally Hawkins
as Mary Brown
Julie Walters
as Mrs. Bird
Jim Broadbent
as Mr. Gruber
Peter Capaldi
as Mr. Curry
Madeleine Harris
as Judy Brown
Samuel Joslin
as Jonathan Brown
Imelda Staunton
as Aunt Lucy
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Critic Reviews for Paddington 2

All Critics (165) | Top Critics (32)

All in all, "Paddington 2" has a warmth and wit that's missing from many a children's movie. Don't let your January go by without it.

January 17, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
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[Paddington 2] has one out-loud laugh, plenty of sincere cleverness, vast technical ingenuity, a warm heart, lively performances and enough gyroscopic camera moves to make Max Ophüls jealous.

January 16, 2018 | Full Review…

This is one sequel it's a pleasure to review.

January 15, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It may be difficult to find a review of director and co-writer Paul King's followup to [Paddington] that does not employ some form of the word "charming." This is right and just, and the achievement is surely harder than the devoted cast makes it look.

January 12, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Paddington 2 may not be the novel revelation that its predecessor was, but it has its heart-and its stomach-in the right place.

January 12, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Even in a sequel, Bond's furry metaphor survives its animation intact.

January 12, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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Paddington Bear is back in another adventure of his since 2014's (2015 elsewhere) Paddington. Remarkable in every single way possible, Paddington 2 manages to become the first real success I was looking for since 2018 just started. Sure Paddington Bear isn't as popular in the United States as he is in the United Kingdom, but I can guarantee that these adaptations deserve more attention than what we expect to see at the box office. If you are looking for a new movie to see in January, Paddington 2 is obviously your ticket.

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