Metacritic Movie Ratings
Despicable Me 2 Reviews

4.0

62

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally favorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViewsJames Berardinelli

    Despicable Me 2 provides a good bonding opportunity for parents and children with enough palatable elements to please members of both generations.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    VarietyPeter Debruge

    While not quite as charming or unique as the original, Despicable Me 2 comes awfully close.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    The script — by Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul — is erratic, to put it generously. Yet the 3-D animation is so stylish and, from time to time, so downright beautiful, that you hardly notice when the storytelling loses track of itself.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterMichael Rechtshaffen

    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.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago TribuneMichael Phillips

    It's a reasonably efficient baby sitter, done up in 3-D computer-generated animation of no special distinction. But the first one's weird mixture of James Bond bombast and hyperactive pill-shaped Minions (the protagonist Gru's goggle-clad helpers) had the element of surprise in its favor.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    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.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    This shallow sequel to 2010's much cleverer Despicable Me — the 10th-biggest animated movie in U.S. history — seems to be merely going through the motions.

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