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Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway

By Stefan Pape, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Superior sequel with slapstick violence pokes fun at itself.

Movie PG 2021 93 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 5+

Great Funny film with slapsticking violence

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
age 5+

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I Feel like this movie is fine For kids because of The Positive Messages. It does More good than Harm, but There are still Some scenes You should Be Aware of.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12):
Kids say (24):

Unlike the 2018 original, this sequel is a fun and entertaining adventure flick, with enjoyable action-heavy sequences and an impressively regular hit rate of jokes. Though not possessing the same British charm of the original books, Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, helmed by American director Will Gluck (Easy A), is very self-aware. Corden once again voices Peter, and the film highlights, on more than one occasion, that his voice annoys some -- a criticism regularly thrown at the first movie. Furthermore, the whole narrative plays with the notion of a huge Hollywood adaptation of a popular series of kids' books losing sight of what made the stories so popular in the first place. It's all very meta.

Yet while it should be commended for poking fun at itself, the movie is still guilty of the very crime it's highlighting. That said, it is funny and it never fails to keep your attention. It's also a film that can be enjoyed by all the family, although some of the more extreme slapstick violence may be too much for younger viewers. Purists may still turn their noses up, but this sequel deserves credit for improving on what was a disappointing first movie with a large dose of self-deprecating humor.

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