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It’s Never a Bear to Sit Through Charming Paddington

He doesn’t have superpowers or pop-culture one-liners at the ready. And his movie doesn’t fall in line with the glut of hyperactive big-screen 3D cartoons assuming that children today have short attention spans and limited imaginations.

Rather, Paddington has the warmth of a grandmother telling a bedtime story, especially with a cute anthropomorphic teddy bear as its protagonist. This delightful live-action adaptation of the series of children’s books by Michael Bond has a relaxed pace that shows affection for both its title character and his audience.

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