Arthur and the Invisibles (Arthur and the Minimoys) Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 28, 2009
A candy-colored fusion of Dahl, Dr. Seuss and the director's own mischeviousness
Scott Collura
IGN Movies
June 25, 2007
Is it time for director Luc Besson to become invisible too?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anton Bitel
Film4
June 13, 2007
In a clear-cut case of arrested development, the film that crowns Luc Besson's career is a magical phantasmagoria for the kids, and a derivative mess for their parents.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
April 13, 2007
Uma fábula divertida e inocente que conta com uma eficiente animação digital e traz Besson em um bom momento, o que é algo cada vez mais raro.
| Original Score: 3/5
March 24, 2007
In a year when a lot of big-screen animation felt like it came rolling off the video game assembly line, a little originality goes a long way.
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
Things unfold in rote fashion, with nature-based gadgetry no more clever than those of The Flintstones.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
February 5, 2007
Strange and kind of meandering.
Uri Lessing
eFilmCritic.com
February 3, 2007
The Minimoys are teeny-weeny kind folk with a keen fashion sense and a wicked-cool lair. They're just like what the Borrowers would have been like if they had lived in the field behind the Urban Outfitters production factory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Stephen Garrett
Time Out
February 3, 2007
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 | Original Score: 2/6
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
February 3, 2007
Here is an overproduced, oversugared semi-animated children's fantasy adventure from Luc Besson that made me want to cringe into my plush seat, never to re-emerge.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
February 1, 2007
Brightly coloured fantasy adventure with a decent premise, but the animated sections don't really work, despite the efforts of a talented cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Angela Baldassarre
Sympatico.ca
January 30, 2007
I'm not sure what creeped me out most in Luc Besson's "Arthur and the Invisibles," the awful animation or Madonna lending her voice to a "child" princess.
Neil Smith
BBC.com
January 30, 2007
Besson's labour of love is a feast for the eyes but leaves the imagination distinctly undernourished.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Helen OHara
Empire Magazine
January 29, 2007
Looks like European animation is still light years behind the US and Japan. Thank goodness for Highmore and Farrow - if only the whole film had been live-action.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Marrit Ingman
Austin Chronicle
January 27, 2007
The story is just incoherent, and the faster it moves, the more frantic it seems.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
January 25, 2007
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.
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Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly
January 17, 2007
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 | Original Score: C+
Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com
January 17, 2007
With its Day-Glo colors and fast pace, this $80 million live action/animated film may be the first acid trip for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
January 17, 2007
Whatever its flaws, Arthur and the Invisibles has a handmade, personal feel that finally affords it a cockeyed endearing quality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Joshua Tyler
CinemaBlend.com
January 16, 2007
Five pounds of poo in a one pound bag.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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