Paddington Reviews

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October 17, 2017
Kids who see a lot of American movies made for them may find Paddington somewhat sedate. I found it as warm and fuzzy as its star.
January 19, 2015
Paddington is absolutely, positively delightful.
Top Critic
January 17, 2015
Paddington is a wonder: warm, gentle, well-acted, funny without being stupid.
January 16, 2015
Paddington...comes off as a charming character. The kind of character that children around the world have fallen in love with...But even with all the bear's charm, a plodding pace and a questionable plotline leave the film version less desirable to watch.
January 16, 2015
A respectable screen version of Michael Bond's classic children's books.
January 16, 2015
It manages to be both old-fashioned and high-tech. It remains faithful to the character's roots while also placing him firmly within a contemporary setting. It's charmingly funny and shamelessly punny.
January 16, 2015
Find yourself a small child and go - but be sure to stop for tea and biscuits after.
January 16, 2015
This is not only a dandy, playful movie about a talking bear, but one that gives pause for thought, too.
January 16, 2015
'Paddington' is an absolute delight, visually inventive, thoroughly goofy and goosed by a mix of dry British wit and pratfall shenanigans.
January 16, 2015
A charming, witty, gentle mix of live action and CGI that will delight children and parents.
January 15, 2015
For parents looking for a film that'll please them and their kids in equal measure, Paddington is -- as Goldilocks would say in that other bear story -- just right.
January 15, 2015
This is a charming film whose underlying message of tolerance and acceptance strikes a palpable chord in today's world -- both for children and adults.
January 15, 2015
Just about perfect, at least as a collection of sketches without any particular direction.
January 15, 2015
Artfully and cleverly, the sweet spirit of that young bear from darkest Peru and his many London misadventures materializes brilliantly on screen in the very good hands of writer-director-conjurer Paul King.
January 15, 2015
Despite the kid-gloves sensibility, "Paddington" delivers a knockout blend of fluid animation and live action.
January 15, 2015
[It] feels like victory - sweet, but with a bit of bite, much like Paddington's favorite marmalade.
January 15, 2015
Utterly beguiling and totally eccentric, Paddington is the first theatrical movie to tell the story of the beloved bear from darkest Peru.
January 15, 2015
True, a lot of marmalade gets spread around, and at times the zaniness gets a bit too slap-sticky, but it's all good clean fun.
January 15, 2015
He's a bear you care about from the first candy-colored frames of the film, which teems with delightful images in a seamless mélange of live action and computer animation.
January 15, 2015
Because of its adorable protagonist, laugh-out-loud gags and touching premise, "Paddington" succeeds in a way most CGI/live-action hybrids do not.
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