• Released
  • July 3, 2013
  • PG , 1 hr 38 min
  • 3D
    Animated
  • 3,029 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Now that Gru (Steve Carell) has forsaken a life of crime to raise Margo, Agnes and Edith, he's trying to figure out how to provide for his new family.

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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If not you are DESPICABLE!

By gillianduryea
This movie has humor lots of laughs and great voices for the characters. After 5 minutes I was laughing out of my chair! That's how funny the movie was with the phrases and the pictures are...

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Rated PG | For Rude humor and mild action
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 6+ More minions and romance make for a sweet, silly sequel.
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