Paddington 2 Reviews

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February 1, 2018
The Paddington films preach a message of acceptance that's no less straightforward than that of The Shape of Water, encouraging viewers to share in the hero's tolerant worldview.
January 25, 2018
A dash of Wes Anderson and a sprinkle of Jean-Pierre Jeunet, swirled around with a wonderfully fluid sense of airiness and light. It's mannered, yet carefree, colorful, and evocative.
January 19, 2018
A movie that promotes the importance of family and good manners might seem like it could become the squarest of snoozes, but Paddington 2 is so transcendentally cheerful that it carries the day - and then some.
January 18, 2018
Best of all is Hugh Grant as a villainous ham actor who gets to dress up in any number of ridiculous costumes before ending the film with a production number that only Mel Brooks has ever matched.
January 18, 2018
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
[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 15, 2018
This is one sequel it's a pleasure to review.
January 12, 2018
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
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
Even in a sequel, Bond's furry metaphor survives its animation intact.
January 12, 2018
If you have kids, take them. If you have nieces and nephews, take them. If you don't have kids but just want to feel like one yourself, go see it. Paddington is a bear for all seasons.
Top Critic
January 11, 2018
This bear is constantly striving to earn the approval of the humans in his life. One day, maybe we can all be worthy of his.
January 11, 2018
''Paddington 2" is "The Godfather Part II" of Peruvian bear movies, a sequel that surpasses the superb original.
January 11, 2018
It's an exquisite reminder of the wondrous things that can happen when a storyteller of boundless imagination avails himself of some rigorous discipline.
January 11, 2018
Family-friendly fun for all ages, thanks to a marvellous script, a sterling cast and the adept, sure-handed direction of Paul King.
January 11, 2018
It's a perfect flick for families, but also a jolly time for anyone with a pulse.
January 11, 2018
The sequel has the same tone as the original but is livelier and funnier, mostly due to Hugh Grant, who gleams as the bad guy.
January 11, 2018
... "Paddington 2" is a total delight.
January 11, 2018
The entire film sparkles with a Wes Anderson-ish whimsy and a kind heart that'll leave you feeling warm and fuzzy. Just like the film's protagonist.
January 11, 2018
Could it be that Hugh Grant was born to play a villainous dandy in a kid's movie?
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