Paddington

Paddington

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Paddington

The duffel-coated, galoshes-wearing family favourite bear hits cinema screens for the first time. Follows the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British, who travels to London in search of a home. Stars Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Nicole Kidman and Ben Whishaw as the voice of CG-animated Paddington.

Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he begins to realise that city life is not quite as he imagined - until he meets the kindly Brown family, who read the label around his neck ("Please look after this bear. Thank you.") and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist.

2014Rating: G95 minsUK
Kids & Family
93%
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Reviews & comments

Perfect

A throwback to the good old family films that were filled with adventure, fun, and a little bit of terror. A perfect recipe.

5.0
0

Needed more marmalade

Paddington Bear as a real bear - never. Once I got over the not so pleasing roughness of Paddington and got into the story all was forgiven. Nicole Kidman as an ice villain was great. Just a bit on the shallow side for me - needed buttering up and lashings of marmalade. Star of the show was too rough.

2.0
0

Awesome Family Film!

Based on the children books by Michael Bond, the film, Paddington directed by Paul King delivers fun and humor. While largely targeted at kids, the film entices a larger audience with its reminder it’s brought to us by David Heyman, one of the producers involved in the successful Harry Potter franchise. I had the opportunity to watch it with my family and...

5.0
0

Pleasant

A fantastic movie for the young ones, although, there was so much room for extra depth to be added to it without taking the fun out of the movie. The punchlines were good but not great. Overall, it was nice to watch. I wouldn't watch it again but I would recommend it to anyone who needs an innocent film for the younger viewers.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

May divide loyal Paddingtophiles with its high-stakes caper plot, but their enraptured kids won’t care a whit.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Sweet and silly and, at times, edge-of-the-seat stuff.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

It’s charmingly simple. But it also offers a sharp modern spin on Michael Bond’s London-set stories without being cynical.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A charming and sweet-natured family film, full of wit and fun, skewed towards young children but cheekily speckled with sly gags pitched at the older audience.

4.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

A brightly wrapped Christmas present that has been assembled with love and care, and its message about the importance of welcoming strangers couldn't be more timely.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Quite charming, thoughtful and as cuddly as a plush toy, albeit one with a few modern gizmos thrown in.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A warm, witty and wondrously inventive great big bear-hug of a movie.

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

May divide loyal Paddingtophiles with its high-stakes caper plot, but their enraptured kids won’t care a whit.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Sweet and silly and, at times, edge-of-the-seat stuff.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

It’s charmingly simple. But it also offers a sharp modern spin on Michael Bond’s London-set stories without being cynical.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A charming and sweet-natured family film, full of wit and fun, skewed towards young children but cheekily speckled with sly gags pitched at the older audience.

4.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

A brightly wrapped Christmas present that has been assembled with love and care, and its message about the importance of welcoming strangers couldn't be more timely.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Quite charming, thoughtful and as cuddly as a plush toy, albeit one with a few modern gizmos thrown in.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A warm, witty and wondrously inventive great big bear-hug of a movie.

5.0
0

Perfect

A throwback to the good old family films that were filled with adventure, fun, and a little bit of terror. A perfect recipe.

5.0
0

Needed more marmalade

Paddington Bear as a real bear - never. Once I got over the not so pleasing roughness of Paddington and got into the story all was forgiven. Nicole Kidman as an ice villain was great. Just a bit on the shallow side for me - needed buttering up and lashings of marmalade. Star of the show was too rough.

2.0
0

Awesome Family Film!

Based on the children books by Michael Bond, the film, Paddington directed by Paul King delivers fun and humor. While largely targeted at kids, the film entices a larger audience with its reminder it’s brought to us by David Heyman, one of the producers involved in the successful Harry Potter franchise. I had the opportunity to watch it with my family and...

5.0
0

Pleasant

A fantastic movie for the young ones, although, there was so much room for extra depth to be added to it without taking the fun out of the movie. The punchlines were good but not great. Overall, it was nice to watch. I wouldn't watch it again but I would recommend it to anyone who needs an innocent film for the younger viewers.

3.0
0