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Arthur Reviews

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Kimber Myers
The Playlist
August 15, 2013
Though it has fleeting funny moments, this Russell Brand vehicle is a sputtering Pinto that surprises more when it runs well than when it lurches to a stop.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Will Leitch
Deadspin
June 22, 2013
This feels manufactured, demographically calculated whimsy.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Ben Kendrick
ScreenRant
October 2, 2012
Slapstick dramedy fans will likely get some laughs out of the Arthur remake but the film is stuck in the same na´ve adolescence as its titular character.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
Lacking the charm and humor of the original, this unfunny remake is completely unnecessary.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Billy Tatum
We Got This Covered
April 21, 2013
The Arthur remake seems to follow the recipe as best it can, but will leave viewers wishing they had just eaten at home. It has enough one liners to keep the movie moving along, but it lacks the heart and depth that Moore's charm brought to the role
Neil Pond
American Profile
September 9, 2011
Russell Brand's a funny guy. But he has real trouble when he tries to spread his dramatic wings into any moment that doesn't land on a punch line.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dan Gear
Moviedex
May 5, 2011
Although it's about a quarter of an hour longer, Arthur is surprisingly faithful to the original and brings little of its own to the table.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Grae Drake
Movies.com
May 27, 2011
The movie is as hollow as his playboy lifestyle.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies
April 13, 2011
It feels clunky.
Jesse Cataldo
Slant Magazine
April 13, 2011
If this version fails, it's at least partially because it's been sent on the cinematic equivalent of a suicide mission.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Matt Neal
The Standard
August 25, 2011
Mirren nearly saves the movie as much as Nolte's bizarre cameos nearly destroy it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Sexton
This is London
April 21, 2011
Sometimes a remake is just an insult - to the original, to the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Andreas Heinemann
Flicks.co.nz
May 16, 2011
It's depressing to watch something that starts out with so much promise devolve into genre fodder.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
April 7, 2011
The plot is entirely predictable even if you haven't seen the original movie, and Brand once again proves his complete lack of range.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jonathan W. Hickman
Daily Film Fix
April 8, 2011
What could have been will haunt Russell Brand as Arthur likely receives some of the worst reviews of any film released this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 12, 2013
So Russell Brand wrecked his marriage to Katy Perry...over this?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
April 8, 2011
Not even the great Helen Mirren can calibrate with Brand's clowning. ...This is drab hackwork. And it's not just because Charlie Sheen dwarfs Arthur's childish antics
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
April 24, 2011
Arthur could have been a caring and heartfelt comedy, but the tone is mixed, and the narrative missteps on all the wrong notes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Ed Gibbs
The Sun Herald
December 18, 2011
In this rehash of the 1981 smash - which featured fellow English comic Dudley Moore in the title role - Brand looks and sounds comparatively bland.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
April 26, 2011
It's stylishly shot, reasonably watchable, not particularly crude (see Your Highness instead if that's your wish) and doesn't star Jennifer Aniston in the kind of role with which she so often flatlines.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
Leonard Maltin
ReelzChannel.com
March 10, 2012
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