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A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven.

Release Year: 2014

Rating: 7.6/10 (6,422 voted)

Critic's Score: 75/100

Director: Paul King

Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters

A young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined - until he meets the kindly Brown family, who read the label around his neck ('Please look after this bear. Thank you.') and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist.

Writers: Paul King, Hamish McColl

Nicole Kidman - Millicent
Ben Whishaw - Paddington (voice)
Imelda Staunton - Aunt Lucy (voice)
Hugh Bonneville - Mr. Brown
Michael Gambon - Uncle Pastuzo (voice)
Sally Hawkins - Mrs. Brown
Peter Capaldi - Mr. Curry
Julie Walters - Mrs. Bird
Jim Broadbent - Mr. Gruber
Matt Lucas - Taxi Driver
Samuel Joslin - Jonathan Brown
Madeleine Harris - Judy Brown
Geoffrey Palmer - Head of Geographer's Guild
Alice Lowe - Geographer's Receptionist
Matt King - Andre the Thief

Taglines: Get ready for a little trouble.


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Country: UK, France

Language: English

Release Date: 16 January 2015

Filming Locations: London, England, UK

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User Review


Rating: 8/10

I have to state this before continuing with this review, prior to seeing this I was very reluctant and hesitant as to what I was due to view. After growing up hearing the stories and watching the animated tales of Paddington Bear, I was unsure as to whether a CGI-heavy live- action tale could really establish a story that portrays the bear in all his charm, well my predictions were woefully inaccurate. 'Paddington' is a very well-executed adaptation of the titular bear for a 21st century audience. From the producers of Harry Potter, 'Paddington' delivers a family-friendly and charming atmosphere whilst conveying an endearing and gloriously comedic tale about a bear and his adventures in London. One of the late and great films of the year, Paul King's irresistibly warm story creates a sense of nostalgia whilst boasting a quintessentially British feel and pitch-perfect humour that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.


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