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Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's worldwide blockbuster Despicable Me entertained audiences around the globe in 2010, grossing more than $540 million and becoming the 10th-biggest animated motion picture in U.S. history. In summer 2013, get ready for more Minion madness in Despicable Me 2. (c) Universal

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is one of those rarities, an animated sequel that improves on the original."
‑ Bruce Diones, New Yorker
"As a sequel [it] stands level with the first film (also directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud), and may have the edge on it."
‑ Mary F. Pols, TIME Magazine
"The first act of Despicable Me 2 is so winning and engaging that it's almost a tragedy how the rest of the film falls into bargain basement formula."
‑ Scott Mendelson, Forbes
"Franchises are born more from box-office success than creative necessity, and this sequel has only a fraction of the originality demonstrated by its predecessor."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"The minions are back and better than ever."
‑ Jolene Mendez, Entertainment Spectrum
"Co-directors Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin, who do Minion voices expertly, never let up on the laughs. A fart joke in 3-D may not be three times as wacky, but the high spirits of Despicable Me 2 are irresistible fun."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"[A] remarkably tepid sequel to the surprise 2010 hit ..."
‑ Bruce Ingram, Chicago Sun-Times
"...a passable followup that's sure to amuse and entertain fans of the original."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Gru's villainy is replaced by a cloying fish-out-of-water mentality that is tortured by overuse of the minions characters. Still, the film is entertaining and has several wonderful scenes that almost make up the difference."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"It's the zany goggle-wearing yellow-hued Minions who provide most of the film's chuckles and who justify the otherwise pointless 3D when they break the fourth wall at the start of the credits with a set of loopy antics."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"How do you tell a story about a bad guy who is no longer a bad guy? Despicable Me 2 embraces the dilemma and adds new ones."
‑ Nancy Churnin, Dallas Morning News
"If you're looking for quality prepackaged, predigested Hollywood family fun this summer, you could do a lot worse than Despicable Me 2."
‑ Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Carrell's almost better this way, with his mugging fully abstracted by animation, whereas we start to miss Wiig's actual face."
‑ Jonathan Kiefer, SF Weekly
"The beautiful digital animation is state of the art but the story and comedy are utter cliche."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"The movie captures that magical mixture: naughtiness and goodness."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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