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Despicable Me maintains a jaunty pace as Gru goes head to head with Vector and continually comes off second best.
Recalling George A Romero's Martin by way of The Catcher In The Rye, a sturdy lead performance comes off second best to a wilfully-weird plot that frequently stretches credibility.
10 Newton Abbot) A thoroughly genuine mare who rarely comes off second best when it comes to a fight.
HAM ROLLED OVER: Michael Carrick comes off second best against Preston scorer Ricardo Fuller