Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988) - Rotten Tomatoes

Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)



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This inferior sequel to the 1981 comedy Arthur finds trouble brewing when the father of a woman jilted by Arthur decides to drive the mischievous millionaire into poverty. Feeling the pressure of a pregnant wife and an empty bank account, Arthur finds himself tempted to return to his alcoholic ways.more
Rating: PG (adult situations/language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Steve Gordon, Steve Gordon, Andy Breckman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 15, 2005
Warner Home Video


Dudley Moore
as Arthur Bach
Liza Minnelli
as Linda Marolla Bach
Stephen Elliott
as Burt Johnson
Paul Benedict
as Fairchild
Kathy Bates
as Mrs. Canby
Cynthia Sikes
as Susan Johnson
Ted Ross
as Bitterman
Thomas Barbour
as Stanford Bach
David O'Brien
as Millionaire
Ron Canada
as Bartender
John C. Vennema
as Maitre D'
John A. Zee
as Bald Executive
John O'Neill
as Housekeeper Husband
Mary Betten
as Housekeeper Wife
Carl Bressler
as Diner Customer
Linda A. Borgeson
as Diner Customer
Don Stark
as Diner Customer
Nick de Mauro
as Building Superintend...
Ken Magee
as Hardware Store Custo...
Cameron Johann
as Hardware Store Custo...
Joe Restivo
as Seedy Bartender
Robert Levine
as Cabdriver
Joe Jamrog
as Doorman
Ken Sylk
as Man in Shadows
Terry Wills
as Man in Alley
Jason Wingreen
as Boardmember #2
Darryl Edwards
as Johnson Guard
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Critic Reviews for Arthur 2: On the Rocks

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (7)

The excruciating "Arthur 2 on the Rocks" should come with a surgeon general's warning: "This sort of stupidity may sap your will to live or to watch movies ever again."

Full Review… | June 24, 2015
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Not as classy a farce as the original, but still manages to be an amusing romp for most of its length.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

As funny as a cerebral haemorrhage.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

A doughy, unimaginative spin-off beyond any saving by its two resourceful stars.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

It's not a sequel, it's a relapse.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

If "Arthur 2" has any significance, it's to herald -- unwittingly -- the death of the Happy Drunk in the movies.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Arthur 2: On the Rocks

Not so bad like everybody say, Arthur 2 is very inferior from the 1981 hit. At least Dudley Moore, with luck and funny charm save this sequel.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

A ok film with some funny moments.

Dean King

Super Reviewer

Lightning doesn't strike twice as this sequel falls completely flat on its face. A lot of the same from the first movie, but somewhat different in tone. Even Geilgud's ghostly appearance in this movie can't save this film. But I enjoyed it.

Derek Daniels

Super Reviewer

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