Despicable Me 2
Despicable Me 2 (2013)

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.… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 3, 2013
DVD Release Date: December 10, 2013
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despicable Me 2 offers plenty of eye-popping visual inventiveness and a number of big laughs.

Bruce Diones
New Yorker

This is one of those rarities, an animated sequel that improves on the original.

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Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine

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.

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Josh Terry
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

There's plenty here to keep the kids happy, if only because the film employs Gru's seemingly innumerable yellow minions as a constant source of slapstick humor.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

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.

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Odie Henderson

"Despicable Me 2" lags on occasion, but every time I found my attention waning, the filmmakers did something wicked to goose me.

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Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Metro (UK)

I even laughed at the fart guns. I never laugh at fart guns.

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Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News

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.

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Bruce Ingram
Chicago Sun-Times

[A] remarkably tepid sequel to the surprise 2010 hit ...

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Jared Mobarak
The Film Stage

Despicable Me 2 earns the right to be slight and nutty because it cultivated those feelings in its predecessor.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Judging by the title this must be the follow up to the mildly original animated supervillain jove it is! Now that first film was cute and reasonably… More
Edward Boxler
It's just a really fun movie. Gru is a great hero, his girls are adorable and the Minions completely steal the show. You may not care much for the story… More
Alex roy
Slight step down from the original, Despicable Me 2 is nonetheless a fun, entertaining follow up to the original that works well because there are enough… More
Tony Gandía
"Despicable Me 2" is a smartly realized sequel that equals Part 1's excellence without merely copying it. "DM2" moves the plot along… More
Daniel Mumby
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JY Skacto
Apparently it takes 2 directors to helm <i>Despicable Me 2</i>, but if that's what it takes, then that's what it… More