Paddington Synopsis
From the beloved novels by Michael Bond and producer David Heyman (HARRY POTTER), PADDINGTON tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear who travels to the city in search of a home.
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Critic Ratings

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Empire

By Chris Hewitt (1)
Marmaladen with gloriously silly jokes, pitch-perfect performances and incidental detail, this is a warm, witty and wondrously inventive...
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91

TheWrap

By Alonso Duralde
There are plenty of laughs — and nothing that goes over a kid’s head to an adult funny bone is smutty or smarmy — and the sentiment never...
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91

The Playlist

By Oliver Lyttelton
Paddington is totally delightful.
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This comic chronicle of a Peruvian bear’s adventures in London turns out to be a total charmer, made with panache, élan and generous...
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88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

This is not only a dandy, playful movie about a talking bear, but one that gives pause for thought, too.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Tirdad Derakhshani
Paddington is perfect for today's audiences, so long overfed on comic-book fodder. The bear's impeccable manners, perfect diction, and...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Mary Houlihan
The filmmakers behind Paddington successfully bring the lovable bear into the future and strike a balance between honoring the spirit of...
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80

Village Voice

By Alan Scherstuhl
The scale of the occasional mayhem is heightened, but its spirit and ingenuity doesn't feel wholly at odds with the books.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Whishaw, Hawkins and Downton Abbey's Bonneville strike just the right notes. Imaginative production design, which occasionally brings to...
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70

Variety

By Guy Lodge
Affectionately honoring the everyday quirks of Bond’s stories, while subtly updating their middle-class London milieu, King’s film may...
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Loved Paddington

By luisaarisso
It's so refreshing to see a movie that is able to entertain young children and adults at the same time. No foul language, nice flow from beginning to end, beautiful music. Overall enjoyed it very...

Great movie

By mrezanka
Paddington was a wonderful family movie. I took my 4 & 17 years olds, they both enjoyed it. Good story line, nice message and stunning visual effects,...

By rosendojuan
A great film for children! Great storyline and will surely make them laugh. As a young adult, it made me feel as if I was a child again....

Paddington

By logansbluegrass
overall good family movie. worth seeing at least once....

great family fun

By allisonstackblair
We loved it! My 2 and 4 year old had lots of fun....

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By bandvmartinez
was very funny great for the family my kids love it...

LOVED IT!

By skyeokc
Both my grandson (age 8 1/2) and I loved this movie! Cute, funny, touching, suspenseful, it's got it all! Pack up the kids and go and see it NOW so Hollywood knows we want more like this (yes,...

was good. even for the adults.

By dwbrown78
A++...

By joshnasco646
Fantastic movie, my wife, daughter's and I thoroughly enjoyed it. not enough movies like this these days....

Great Movie

By sarahfmiller
Comical, charming, good for all ages. Loved it!...

More Info

Rated PG | For Rude Humor and Mild Action
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 6+ Charming story about beloved bear has some scares.
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