When a family finds a talking bear in London station, their life will never be the same.
Release Date: January 16, 2015
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Hollywood offers a belated Christmas gift in "Paddington" (TWC-Dimension), a delightful, warmhearted comedy for the entire family.Click here to read the full reviewJanuary 22nd, 2015 · Details
This film is filled with laughs and the heartwarming feeling that home is not just a roof over one’s head, but rather being part of a family who cares.Click here to read the full review
For the most part, it stays true to the original spirit of Paddington. And it is one of those rare movies that will entertain parents and children alike.Click here to read the full review
Paddington is very sweet, polite, and good intentioned, and the Brown family is adorably imperfect. Paddington is charming in many ways and touching in others.Click here to read the full review
Soon after the movie's start, our notably disaster-prone furry protagonist shows up on a London railway platform with his aunt's hand-scratched message hanging around his neck. The note implores any passersby to "Please look after this bear." It's exactly the sentiment millions of Paddington Bear fans (spread out around the globe and over more than a half-century) wanted to convey to Hollywood filmmakers upon hearing that a live-action adventure was being made of the classic tale. And those filmmakers did. Mostly. Yes, things have been updated quite a bit. There's more falling-down-the-chimney peril in the going. A manufactured Nicole Kidman villain gets a little threatening with her tranquilizer darts and taxidermy knife. There are just enough toilet humor giggles to make grumpy neighbor Reginald Curry harrumph. And there's a modern nod to a kind of "liberating" tolerance subtly woven into the subtext (something that can be seen from both sides of the moral mountain, if you will). But all those tiny tufts, bumps and bits of uneaten marmalade sandwiches don't quite bumble their way into upending a suitably plush and cuddly pic that gives three cheers to the importance of loving families.Click here to read the full review
Michael Bond’s gentle, charming stories about the Peruvian bear named for a London train station image: http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=nellminowthemovi&l=as2&o=1&a=0062312189 has been brought to the screen almost as gently and charmingly, and certainly far more so than the slapsticky trailer suggested.Click here to read the full review
The Oscar-winning special effects team behind Gravity and Harry Potter created absolute magic on screen. While Paddington and family may take some getting used to—they're legit talking bears, not the teddy variety—that novelty soon wears off. It's the little things, like the dollhouse that opens to show the Brown family going about their lives. The elaborate filing system at The Geographer's Guild is absolutely mesmerizing. The tiny train that delivers tea and biscuits to visitors of Mr. Gruber's antique shop before coming to life as a refugee train during WWII is not just clever, it's touching. And that's part of the charm of this lovely little film. The previews don't do it justice; under its fast and furry-ous exterior, Paddington has a lot of heart.Click here to read the full review
Based on the beloved children's books by Michael Bond, Paddington's journey from South America to London is just droll enough for adults — qualifying as a gentle parable about xenophobia — and exuberant enough for the youngest viewersClick here to read the full review