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88
The funniest kids’ cartoon of the summer.
70
While the new edition doesn’t quite catch that inspired spark, there’s still plenty to enjoy here courtesy of those zippy visuals and a pitch-perfect voice cast led by the innately animated Steve Carell.
70
While not quite as charming or unique as the original, Despicable Me 2 comes awfully close.
60
Empire
It falters in the middle and hesitates unnecessarily in setting up the love story, but Gru still has charm and kids will adore the Minions.
60
The Guardian
Nothing here to challenge anything from the Pixar golden age, but Despicable Me 2 is a sweet-natured family film.
60
The one inspired idea here is what happens to the minions when they’re injected with serum by the film’s mystery baddie, and this is enough to give us at least a reel’s worth of anarchic pleasure.
60
Its repetitive qualities are beyond reproach. Every bit as amiable and disposable as its predecessor, it recycles everything from slapstick gags to its own voice cast.
60
The minions give good mayhem and the twig-armed animation’s lovely. Despite the coolest submarine-car since Bond’s Lotus Esprit, though, Despicable Me 2 is light on gadgets – and surprises, too.
50
By the end, every child in the audience will want his or her own monster-minion toy. Adults will just regret the way that Despicable Me 2 betrays the original film’s devotion to bad-guy gaiety.
38
Slant Magazine
The script's jumble of plot asides and family-friendly pandering is enough to make you want to root for a hero.

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