Paddington

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Paddington brings a beloved children's character into the 21st century without sacrificing his essential charm, delivering a family-friendly adventure as irresistibly cuddly as its star.

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After a deadly earthquake destroys his home in Peruvian rainforest, a young bear (Ben Whishaw) makes his way to England in search of a new home. The bear, dubbed "Paddington" for the london train station, finds shelter with the family of Henry (Hugh Bonneville) and Mary Brown (Sally Hawkins). Although Paddington's amazement at urban living soon endears him to the Browns, someone else has her eye on him: Taxidermist Millicent Clyde (Nicole Kidman) has designs on the rare bear and his hide.

Cast & Crew

Nicole Kidman
Millicent Clyde
Samuel Joslin
Jonathan Brown
Ben Whishaw
Paddington
Voice
Imelda Staunton
Aunt Lucy
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Paul King
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Paul King
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Rosie Allison
Executive Producer
Jeremy Clifford
Executive Producer
Erik Wilson
Cinematographer
Mark Everson
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Nick Urata
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Gary Williamson
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Critic Reviews for Paddington

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  • Jan 01, 2020
    So fuckin' cute. I mean the whole aspect of this movie's "villain" was a disaster, but what a delight it was to watch Paddington go.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 31, 2019
    I wrote this movie off for a long time. It took me four years to get around to seeing it. When I saw the trailers, I just thought "oh great, more Garfield/Alvin and The Chipmunks bull****". Everything about it's CGI live-action family film hybrid screamed "we've done this before, and it was garbage" to me. It was only after years of insistence that no, this time it's good, that I actually got around to seeing it and...yeah...it is, it really is. It doesn't reinvent the wheel or anything, at it's core this is still a fairly standard family film about finding a place to belong, and I really didn't care for the central conflict or the villain. But nothing about it is inherently bad, at worst it's just standard in a movie that is otherwise really good. Literally from the first minute of screen-time as I was settling in I had already started laughing. The movie is just unbearably (no pun intended) funny, and it manages to be funny in a way that is clean and clever. It uses wit and charm to convey it's humor and it works. When it's not funny, it's still extremely charming and just damn likable. Yeah it's a pretty basic story, but damnit all the story works. Sure, I don't think we really needed this villain, but as far as the story of Paddington finding a family and a home goes it's genuinely heartwarming. The best family film I've seen in a very very long time.
    Michael M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 02, 2018
    An utter delight. There are a number of great gags, and the "modern world" setting is just fantastical enough that the character doesn't seem out of place.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Apr 20, 2017
    Although Paddington was a little before my time I knew about him and kind of remember a cartoon show when I was little so I was never really that botherd about this but the rave reviews came in so I eventually gave it a watch with my 2 young children and it's a really funny family film full of heart, Yes they did turn Paddington into a accident prone slapstick feature but if you're looking for a film that the whole family will enjoy then Paddington is the perfect movie for you.
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