Despicable Me 2

Despicable Me 2

Despicable Me 2

Sequel to the villainous animated comedy featuring the returning Steve Carell as Gru - this time recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a new super criminal. Russell Brand and Kristen Wiig also return alongside new voices Steve Coogan, Ken Jeong and Benjamin Bratt.

After Despicable Me (2010), Gru has retired from villainy and now lives a quiet life with his three adopted daughters Margo, Edith, and Agnes. But his domestic life takes an unexpected turn when he is recruited by Lucy Wilde (Wiig) and Silas Ramsbottom (Coogan) from the Anti-Villain League, a society dedicated to fighting crime on a global scale. In a unique position to get inside the mind of a super villain, Gru - along with his minions - takes on the new threat: a tough, Mexican villain named Eduardo (Bratt).

2013Rating: PG, Low level violence98 minsUSAIllumination Entertainment
AnimatedKids & Family

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Despicable Me 2 / Reviews

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Winning the affections of family audiences, Illumination Studios scored big in the Box Office with Despicable Me. Intent on not changing a thing, the sequel delivers the same brand of silly-n-sweet, with those manic minions gaining more screen time in the same way Scrat did with each Ice Age instalment.

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Variety

Variety

While not quite as charming or unique as the original, comes awfully close, extending co-directors Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin's delightfully silly sensibility to a bit larger universe.

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Total Film

Total Film

The minions give good mayhem and the twig-armed animation’s lovely. Despite the coolest submarine-car since Bond’s Lotus Esprit, though, Despicable Me 2 is light on gadgets – and surprises, too.

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Time Out

Time Out

Its repetitive qualities are beyond reproach. Every bit as amiable and disposable as its predecessor, it recycles everything from slapstick gags to its own voice cast.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Nothing here to challenge anything from the Pixar golden age, but Despicable Me 2 is a sweet-natured family film.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

You can wish for a tighter plot, yet aside from the entirely useless 3D, there's little reason to be angry with Despicable Me 2.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

While the new edition doesn't quite catch that inspired spark, there's still plenty to enjoy here courtesy of those zippy visuals and a pitch-perfect voice cast.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

It falters in the middle and hesitates unnecessarily in setting up the love story, but Gru still has charm and kids will adore the Minions.

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