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88

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
The funniest kids’ cartoon of the summer.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's still a first-class charm assault.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
An animated sequel that, despite not achieving the inspired lunacy of the first movie where Gru literally steals the moon, is smartly calculated to deliver squeals to kids and amusement to accompanying adults.
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75

Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
The scope of the ’toon espionage-adventure goings-on is surprisingly limited. But the filmmakers so clearly love working on these characters, their creative joy is infectious.
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75

New York Post

By Sara Stewart
As in the original “Despicable,” masterful physical comedy is what raises this animated pic so far above most of its competitors.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Despicable Me 2 provides a good bonding opportunity for parents and children with enough palatable elements to please members of both generations.
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70

Variety

By Peter Debruge
While not quite as charming or unique as the original, Despicable Me 2 comes awfully close.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The script — by Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul — is erratic, to put it generously. Yet the 3-D animation is so stylish and, from time to time, so downright beautiful, that you hardly notice when the storytelling loses track of itself.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
By the end, every child in the audience will want his or her own monster-minion toy. Adults will just regret the way that Despicable Me 2 betrays the original film’s devotion to bad-guy gaiety.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This shallow sequel to 2010's much cleverer Despicable Me — the 10th-biggest animated movie in U.S. history — seems to be merely going through the motions.
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62 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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