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Paddington 2

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Tookey's Rating
10 /10
Average Rating
8.32 /10
Ben Whishaw , Hugh Grant , Brendan Gleeson
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Directed by: Paul King
Written by: Paul King

Released: 2017
Origin: UK
Length: 105

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Paddington 2 is The Godfather Part II of Peruvian bear movies, a sequel that surpasses the superb original.
(Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal)
Paddington 2 is a winsome confection. More than just a movie, itís a necessary mood corrective, a temporary escape hatch from negativity. The world does indeed feel right in the company of this kind and polite little bear.
(Barbara VanDenburgh, Arizona Republic)
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.
(Jody Mitori, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Itís a perfect flick for families, but also a jolly time for anyone with a pulse.
(Johnny Oleksinski, New York Post)
Turns out to be every bit as deft, witty and, yes, moving as the first one.
(Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune)
It's an exquisite reminder of the wondrous things that can happen when a storyteller of boundless imagination avails himself of some rigorous discipline.
(Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times)
Mr. King and his excellent team of actors and animators spin good writing and seamless digital effects into Rococo childrenís entertainment. The gags donít accumulate; they tessellate.
(Teo Bugbee, New York Times)
This is a film of such open-hearted joy and grace, which feels rare in an industry that often embraces cynicism and sarcasm, including in its children's stories.
(David Sims, The Atlantic)
Grant somehow filches the entire movie, in the course of which he gets to dress as a candle-carrying nun, a knight in armor, and, to his eternal mortification, a giant spaniel.
(Anthony Lane, New Yorker)
Itís a family adventure thatís the right sort of heartwarming, delivering real human emotion through the medium of a small bear.
(Helen OíHara, Time Out London)
An exemplary sequel, the film retains the innocence and beguiling lack of cynicism of the first film, but moves on to explore other motifs.
(Wendy Ide, Screen International)
Paddington 2 is every bit as enchanting as the first, perhaps even more so, but it feels arbitrary to pick a winner. The film is a pure delight, as sweet and sharp as, well, marmalade, really.
(Olly Richards, Empire)

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