Arthur and the Invisibles (Arthur and the Minimoys) (2007)



Critic Consensus: Arthur wastes its big-name voice talent on a predictable script and substandard CG animation.

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On the heels of his first foray into romantic comedy, versatile French filmmaker Luc Besson breaks new ground yet again with this computer-animated, family-friendly adaptation of his own children's book Arthur and the Minimoys. Arthur is a wide-eyed ten-year-old whose vivid imagination is fueled by the colorful bedtime stories his grandmother reads to him each night. His dreams are filled with images of African tribes and the remarkable inventions detailed in the enigmatic book that his … More

Rating: PG (for fantasy action and brief suggestive material)
Genre: Animation, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Luc Besson, Celine Garcia
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 15, 2007
Box Office: $15.0M


as Granny

as Arthur's Mother

as Arthur's Father

as Davido

as Maltazard

as Princess Selenia

as Betameche

as Koolomassai

as Travel Agent

as Archibald

as Massai Chief

as Electrician
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Critic Reviews for Arthur and the Invisibles (Arthur and the Minimoys)

All Critics (93) | Top Critics (31)

Strange and kind of meandering.

February 5, 2007
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

A lazy fairy-tale pastiche reveling in mite-size cherubs, which cribs from gnomic mythology, elvish lore, Harry Potter, Arthurian legend and can't-pay-the-rent melodrama.

Full Review… | February 3, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

Luc Besson's half-baked live-action/animated fantasy looks like it was invented on the hoof: it's erratically plotted, poorly animated, overly derivative and too insufferably cute to interest anyone above undemanding toddler age.

Full Review… | January 25, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

Luc Besson has made a fair share of artfully bad movies. Arthur and the Invisibles -- half-live-action, half-CG kid's adventure -- is (by a hair) more bad-bad, like The Fifth Element, than good-bad, like The Big Blue.

Full Review… | January 17, 2007
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

A candy-colored fusion of Dahl, Dr. Seuss and the director's own mischeviousness

Full Review… | August 28, 2009

Is it time for director Luc Besson to become invisible too?

Full Review… | June 25, 2007
IGN Movies

Audience Reviews for Arthur and the Invisibles (Arthur and the Minimoys)


they take the animation very seriously with this film and the end result is a pretty entertaining film thats not saying it was good but it had enough cheese factor to keep me watching

michael e.
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer


The movie seemed a little bit rushed to me. It's basically a good one for the kids. And the character "Maltazard" reminded me of "Voldemort" from Harry Potter. It's watchable. I like Freddie Highmore's accent. He always seems decent and into this sorta movies. Cute kid.

Dead Angel

Super Reviewer

I thought that it was inventive and from going to animation from real life was a real cool treat! It seemed like it was going back and forth into two different movies theatres but seeing the same conecpt in animated form, which was a really cool effect!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

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