Siegel™’s review published on Letterboxd:
I say this without an ounce of hyperbole, I firmly believe that if everybody watched Paddington 2 (and 1) and took it to heart we would live in a better world. This is not just the new poster child for great sequels or for outstanding family entertainment, it should be a blueprint for comedy in general. In the current climate of cynical self-deprecating comedies, the optimistic sentimentality of Paddington feels especially refreshing. They should show this in schools, in prisons, to young and old alike; Paddington is the answer to world hunger, the purveyor of world peace, harbinger of happiness. Paddington is the answer.