Luke Starkey’s review published on Letterboxd:
As far as I'm concerned Paddington 2 is the undisputed feel-good movie of all time. Prior to its release, this honor, of course, belonged to its predecessor, and who could've ever thought it possible to improve on such perfection? But that is indeed what they've gone done here. Paddington 2 boasts all the charm of the first film, and then some.
Naturally, Paddington is the most adorable of bears and his escapades this time around larger and even more exciting. The cast has grown significantly, and it's obvious everyone on board is having an absolute ball. Hugh Grant steals scene after scene as the villain, in what feels like a very wink-wink, nudge-nudge, self-aware jab at the state of his own career (at the time), all the while Brenden Gleason plays equally as entertaining a character in Tough Guy turned sweety, Knuckles McGinty. There's so much fun to be had here, in a film loaded with laugh out loud moments, and a final 15 minutes that broke me.
Cat recommend Paddington 2 enough!