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Paddington 2 (2017)Paddington 2 (2017)

Paddington 2 (2017)

Touching, hilarious, visually inventive, and one of the greatest family films of the 2010s

Adventure, Comedy, Family, Kids

best
THE VERY BEST

9.0

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France, United Kingdom
English
Easy, Feel-Good, Funny
2017
Paul King
Aaron Neil, Ben Miller, Ben Whishaw
104 min

Synopsis

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Paddington, now happily settled with the Browns, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy, but it is stolen.

Our Take

9.0
The Staff

Proving that children’s entertainment can be legitimate art like any other kind of cinema, the sequel to 2014’s Paddington displays a stronger love for community and storytelling than many other adult-oriented productions. It may be cutesy and innocent, but Paddington 2 also uses its stunning visual effects and intricate production design to prop up a sophisticated story about discrimination, staying true to one’s self, and (most surprisingly) the prison-industrial complex. It’s a proper throwback to another era of family movies that offers something far more substantial to young children and genuinely moving moments for the parents and children at heart.

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