• PG-13, 1 hr. 49 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Jason Winer
    In Theaters:
    Apr 8, 2011 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jul 15, 2011
  • Warner Bros.


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Arthur Reviews

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Michael Dequina

Gives Brand ample opportunity and excuse to trot out his wisecracking, chemically-addled man-child schtick in a sturdy and believable narrative context.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/4

April 7, 2012
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

There is no real reason for this movie to exist, but with Brand's winning star turn, it's likable and its heart is in the right place.

Full Review Source: Star-Democrat (Easton, MD) | Original Score: B

November 5, 2011
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

Maybe Russell Brand's lot in life is to play raging substance abusers who eventually are redeemed.

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 3/5

August 23, 2011
Ed Whitfield
What Culture

If you're not wedded to Dud's trust fund drunk, there's no reason not to enjoy this sweet and affectionate retread.

Full Review Source: What Culture | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 6, 2011
Tim Martain
The Mercury

This is far from a sophisticated movie but the simplicity of the story allows it to have a lot of fun playing with the outrageous characters and silly sight gags.

Full Review Source: The Mercury | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 5, 2011
Jason Best
Movie Talk

If you find the Brand brand toxic, you'll probably want to give his wasted wastrel a slap, but Brand's narcissistic self-absorption actually suits the character of Arthur very well.

Full Review Source: Movie Talk

April 26, 2011
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture

A refreshingly good-natured and gender-equal comedy.

Full Review Source: Ultra Culture

April 25, 2011
James White
Empire Magazine

Brand fan? You'll likely enjoy his antics. But Russellophobics would be better off seeking out the original.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

April 22, 2011

National Post

Full Review Source: National Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 22, 2011
Catherine Jones
Liverpool Echo

Arthur boasts some nice moments, most of them involving Mirren and Brand whose on screen rapport sustains interest through the 110 minute running time.

Full Review Source: Liverpool Echo

April 22, 2011
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

Arthur 2.0 may not be a great film - and Brand's shtick is admittedly starting to wear thin - but the film contains more laughs than most of the Hollywood product poured down our throats.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 3/5

April 22, 2011

Far from irritate the hell out of you in this, surprisingly, Brand injects a new infectious fun feeling into Arthur.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

April 22, 2011
Simon Miraudo

Arthur is riddled with clichés, suffers from a trite - occasionally offensive - screenplay, and has flatter direction than any Russell Brand vehicle deserves. [But] I could watch [he] and ... Greta Gerwig flirt for hours on end.

Full Review Source: Quickflix | Original Score: 3/5

April 20, 2011

FILMINK (Australia)

A light-hearted but enjoyable remake thanks largely to Russell Brand's charismatic and larger-than-life onscreen persona.

Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)

April 20, 2011
Sean Rom

Brand may be an actor of limited talents, but he is funny and so is Arthur.

Full Review Source: Trespass

April 20, 2011
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post

Much as I wanted to dislike this movie, I admit to laughing out loud a couple of times, chuckling at Mirren's dry delivery of some choice one-liners and being won over by Brand by the end.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Post | Original Score: 3/5

April 20, 2011
Matthew Turner

Turns out to work surprisingly well, thanks to likeable comic performances and a script that's at least consistently amusing, if never laugh-out-loud funny.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

April 20, 2011
Siobhan Synnot

Peter Baynham's script has some good throwaway lines, and Mirren's approximation of Gielgud is a nice touch...

Full Review Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 3/5

April 20, 2011
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

Although meant as mere entertainment, Arthur has some points to make about the cleansing power of love and its opposite, the destructive power of its absence.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

April 19, 2011
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

The humour doesn't always fire, but overall the film has its charms - and a sweet innocence. The fact that Russell Brand is irritating works in his favour

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

April 19, 2011
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
Leonard Maltin
March 10, 2012
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