Paddington (2015)

From the beloved novels by Michael Bond and producer David Heyman (HARRY POTTER), PADDINGTON tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear who travels to the city in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, he… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 16, 2015
DVD Release Date: April 28, 2015
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Critic Score: 98% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Paddington brings a beloved children's character into the 21st century without sacrificing his essential charm, delivering a family-friendly adventure as irresistibly cuddly as its star.

Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

Paddington is absolutely, positively delightful.

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Rafer Guzman

A respectable screen version of Michael Bond's classic children's books.

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Alistair Ryder
Film Inquiry

It takes me back to the joy of reading about Paddington as a child without making it feel nostalgic due to the new approach to the story. It's far from perfect, but it is an essential to view.

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Dan Kois

Paddington is a wonder: warm, gentle, well-acted, funny without being stupid.

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Christy Lemire

It manages to be both old-fashioned and high-tech. It remains faithful to the character's roots while also placing him firmly within a contemporary setting. It's charmingly funny and shamelessly punny.

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Nandini Ramnath

Paul King's skilful and entertaining movie adaptation of the books is equally at home in multicultural London.

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Maricar Estrella
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/

Paddington...comes off as a charming character. The kind of character that children around the world have fallen in love with...But even with all the bear's charm, a plodding pace and a questionable plotline leave the film version less desirable to watch.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Find yourself a small child and go - but be sure to stop for tea and biscuits after.

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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald

Although the themes could be serious, they're played out with a delightfully light tone.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
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KJ Proulx
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