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Despicable Me 2 Synopsis
Gru (Steve Carell) and his new partner (Kristen Wiig) hunt the perpetrator of a spectacular heist.
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Movie Nation

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

By Peter Travers
It's still a first-class charm assault.
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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...
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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...
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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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By James Berardinelli
Despicable Me 2 provides a good bonding opportunity for parents and children with enough palatable elements to please members of both...
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By Peter Debruge
While not quite as charming or unique as the original, Despicable Me 2 comes awfully close.
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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By MedRed
If you liked the first Despicable Me, you'll like this one. Despicable Me 2 is more polished than the original. The CGI is noticeably better and the visuals are more complex. The writers...


By animalsequalfriendsn
Despicable Me was the last movie to took my late little brother to see. (He passed away before his 12th bday). I went to see Despicable Me 2 in honor of him. This was the first movie I've seen since...

Beedoh.... beedoh... beedoh!

By LauraS388
Beedoh.... Beedoh... Beedoh.. The movie was so funny! The minnons were a hit with the audience ... young and old! I am going to have to see it again.... because I know there is something I might...

Kept the kids in their seats the entire time

By SandyKUtah
I brought my two 5 year old granddaughters to the movie and they stayed engaged throughout the entire film, even the granddaughter that has a hard time sitting down for long periods of time. The...

Despicable Me 2

By loriatsj
I took my 5 year old Grand Daughter and she smiled and giggled throughout the entire movie, at the end she asked to see it again. I enjoyed it as well and found it to be very well mixed with humor...

A fun time

By smith3824
This movie is just as funny if not more funny than the original. Lots of good jokes, and some for the adults in the audience, the kids might laugh, but only because the adults are laughing. I REALLY...

Truly a family film for all.

By sankernen
This is a great movie for the entire family. I took my teenage sons and we actually found ourselves laughing out loud. And, yes, we were in a theatre surrounded by parents and young children but the...

I'm still laughing

By saltycay
Well worth it, lots of great flashbacks so if you saw the first one, you would get it...but if you didnt then you werent lost. Laughed the whole time....

Better than the first

By groovychick55117
MInions forever!!! everyone will find something to laugh at in this. It is even better than the first movie. The kids and the minions are adorable and funny just by being themselves....

Family fun

By claudinebigelow
12 year old daughter says. "A fun, silly movie that is great to watch as a family." 7 year old daughter says, "the minions are great! My favorite character is Agnes."...

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Rated PG | For Rude humor and mild action
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says More minions and romance make for a sweet, silly sequel.
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