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‘Paddington’ Review: Charming Family Movie With Irresistible Bear! Laugh And Love With The Bear!

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“Paddington” movie received good reviews after it has been released on big screen last Jan. 16. Based on children book by Michael Bond, “A Bear Called Paddington”, the movie didn’t take away the sweet, polite, and the marmalade-loving characters of the talking Peruvian bear.

Paddington movie | Photo by @paddingtonbear - Twitter
@paddingtonbear - Twitter

Paddington, voiced by Ben Whishaw, takes his journey to London when an earthquake destroys his family’s jungle home. The Brown family adopts him, and a new adventure in his life has started.

Entertainment Weekly’s Jason Clark said in his review, “Paddington is fast-paced yet unhurried, serving up surprisingly subtle ideas on melting-pot urban diversity—Paddington is a stranger in a strange land, after all—and rich visual tableaux, including a gorgeous recurring shot of the Brown home as a living dollhouse. For BBC fnas, there may not be enough of a spotlight on its ace case (current “Doctor Who” Time Lord Peter Capaldi gets only a handful of scenes as crusty neighbor Mr. Curry), but in honoring a beloved child-lit figure, writer-director Paul King has taken to heart the instructions hanging from Paddington’s neck: ‘Please look after his bear. Thank you.’ Mission accomplished.”

Peter Traver of Rolling Stone wrote, “It’s funny. So is Nicole Kidman, very Cruella De Vil as Millicent Clyde, a taxidermist with an eye on adding Paddington to her stuffed collection. It’s an excuse for some chase scenes and physical comedy (Paddington gets his head stuck in a toilet bowl) that manage to suggest both the Marx brothers and Wes Anderson. I mean that as a good thing. The human actors interact playfully with the computer-generated bear, cleverly realized by the animators at London’s Framestore, who worked on Gravity.”

Mary Houlihan noted the visual manifestation of the film that the children will love. She wrote in her movie review for Chicago Sun-Times, “Children will find plenty to love visually in ‘Paddington’, a film filled with fantastic mechanical wonders. And this film simply looks fabulous with a magical set design reminiscent of a Wes Anderson movie. From the bears’ treetop haven and the Browns’ Notting Hill home (which opens up like a storybook) to an enchanting antique shop in Portobello Road, the wondrous Geographic Guild and the spooky Natural History Museum, this is a feast for the eyes and the imagination.”

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