01/16/2015 02:31 EST | Updated 03/18/2015 05:59 EDT

FILM REVIEW: Paddington

In 1958, a BBC cameraman published a book about a bear from Peru.

What Michael Brown didn't know is that Paddington would become an international institution. Now the marmalade loving character is jumping onto the big screen. 

CBC's film critic Eli Glasner was skeptical when he first heard about Paddington's live action film debut. But did Paddington, starring the 3D animated bear voiced by Ben Whishaw, manage to win him over?

Click on the video link above for Eli's full review.