Despicable Me 2 in 3D 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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BaH-Nah-Nahs!

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...

Great Movie !!!!!!!!

By jasminecaccavelli
Usually when you go to see sequels of movies you do not expect them to be as good as this part was. I laughed and awwww'ed this movie was amazing. I am glad I took out the time to go see it. Best...

OK, but not great

By sjbrady7
My two daughters, ages 10 & 12, appeared to enjoy the film, but was not great. To me, their were times the film moved very slowly. The premiss was weak at best & was very predictable. I did expect...

watching it one time is not enough!!!

By sunnyzhao03
Love it, minions are so cute! It is definitely for kids and adults! Laughed 80% of the time! Tip - stay after it displayed the crew's name list, show the respect and you get the bonus!...

Despicable Me 2 in 3D

By brunsonmartha
It was an awesome movie. Laughed so much I cried...The effects were great and there were kids of all ages in the movie with us....

Laugh out loud funny!

By baezmc
Agnes and the minions steal the show in this sequel. It needs to be seen in 3D and stay for the credits. A fun time for the family....

Fun movie for the whole family

By christinalmattoon
I do love it when objects fly out into the audience; 3D continues to amaze me. My grandaughter loved it but I agree with another reviewer; I too found it dragging/boring in a couple of spots. There...

Never a dull moment!!

By davarieusfox
This movie was awesome from start to finish. It has something for everyone! There are some points where the humor is a bit much for younger viewers but it is ok considering the joke is for adults and...

Funny, Long

By thebodie
Supremely fun movie, with a quite-unique plot-line, adorable kiddies and hilarious minions. Animation continues to grow and dazzle. The detail of water blew my mind (cinema has come a long way since...

Well done...

By braspet
Sequels are always fighting an uphill battle when compared with the first movie out... but Despicable Me 2 did very well. The kids all enjoyed it and Aunt & Uncle too. :^)...

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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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