Paddington 2
First screened in January 2018
Director: Paul King. Cast: Voice of Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Brendan Gleeson, Julie Walters, Madeleine Harris, Samuel Joslin, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Tom Davis, Noah Taylor, Aaron Neil, Eileen Atkins, Joanna Lumley, Tom Conti, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Ben Miller, Jessica Hynes, Robbie Gee, Nicholas Woodeson, Marie-France Alvarez, Richard Ayoade, voices of Michael Gambon and Imelda Staunton. Screenplay: Paul King and Simon Farnaby (based on characters created by Michael Bond).

Twitter Capsule: Whispered as England sleeps—it's sweet and totally fine. Grant is pretty fun. That just about covers it. Burn this.

VOR:   I appreciate how this fruitily designed, ripely played, energetically written jape sets itself apart from its often-tacky ilk.

Photo © 2017 StudioCanal/Heyday Films, © 2018 Warner Bros.

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

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