Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway

Movie review by Stefan Pape, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Superior sequel with slapstick violence pokes fun at itself.

PG 2021 93 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 21 reviews

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age 5+

disappointed in sequel

My kids thought this movie was hilarious, but as parents we really disliked the subliminal agenda that we've all become too used to dealing with. In a scene between Peter and Benjamin there's an extended discussion clearly encouraging homosexual relationships. We were bummed, as our family LOVED the first Peter Rabbit film.
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age 8+

Lacklustre

Nowhere near as good as the first one. Some fun scenes, but lacks the charm of the first. Both the plots are daft and cheesy, and taking the action away from the Lake District to a more urban location removes part of the charm. The movie even has the cheek to mock movies that are cynical corporate cash ins of beloved children’s books, only to do exactly this itself. I doubt the writers consider themselves terribly clever, but sadly have forgotten to write a fun or funny movie n

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