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3.9
381 Ratings

Paddington 2

Directed by Paul King
United Kingdom, 2017
Animation, Comedy, Family

Synopsis

Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.

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Paddington 2 Directed by Paul King

Awards & Festivals

BAFTA Awards

2018 | 3 nominations including: Outstanding British Film

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

2018 | 2nd place: Best Supporting Actor

London Critics Circle Film Awards

2018 | 4 nominations including: The Attenborough Award for British/Irish Film of the Year

2018 | Winner: Supporting Actor of the Year

Austin Film Critics Association

2019 | 2 nominations including: Best Supporting Actor

Such moments might come across as cloying if directed with a heavy hand, yet Paul King (who also directed the first Paddington film) maintains a light touch that’s all the more remarkable given the extent to which his work was mediated by the visual effects team. Like its predecessor, Paddington 2 moves fluidly from one episode to the next, with intricately connected plot points that combine to suggest a giant Rube Goldberg contraption.
January 31, 2018
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It’s got one out-loud laugh, plenty of sincere cleverness, . . . and enough gyroscopic camera moves to make Max Ophüls jealous, but “Paddington 2” nonetheless feels dutiful and official, like Sunday-school homework. The extreme of niceness is built into the character of Paddington from the books by the late Michael Bond, but the director and screenwriter Paul King and his co-writer Simon Farnaby sweeten the movie even more than King and Hamish McColl did in the first film in the series.
January 16, 2018
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Its confidence in sympathy and good manners saving the day and undoing the course of injustice is what makes it a kids’ movie. But what makes it appealing, no matter who you are, are the light comic touches undergirding it all, from Grant’s wittily egotistical conversations to himself in the mirror, to all the old-school visual comedy, like Paddington slinking upward through the gears of a huge clock, silent-movie style, to escape prison.
January 16, 2018
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