The concise critics

Paddington 2

Year : 2017 Director : Paul King Running Time : 1hr 43mins Genre : , , ,
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What’s it about?
Aunt Lucy is turning 100 and Paddington has his eye on the perfect present: a meticulously beautiful pop-up book of London … but so has a thief with a taste for the theatrical.

What did we think?
Stephen Scott says: With the classic Paddington stories montaged out of the way in the first movie, a cohesive tale can now be told, making a much more enjoyable experience. So enjoyable, I can safely say that Paddington 2 is, paws down, the best movie of 2017.

“But it’s not a serious movie!” I hear the purists scream. Let me explain: it doesn’t have to be. The charm and happiness it creates from classic slapstick and a heart-warming narrative ensures it is hilarious, uplifting and utterly delightful.

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