Arthur Christmas Reviews

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Matt Risley
IGN Movies
December 6, 2013

The warmth of tone and CGI spectacle ultimately wins out.

Chris Knight
National Post
December 6, 2013

A film that kids and grown-ups can enjoy in equal measure.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Maryann Koopman Kelly
Paste Magazine
December 6, 2013

This animated feature from Aardman and Sony Pictures Animation is a feel-good family film with spunk and originality, the kind that has not been seen since the first of The Santa Clause franchise.

Full Review | Original Score: 8.2/10
Glenn Dunks
Trespass
September 8, 2013

Bah humbug!

Andy Lea
Daily Star
March 14, 2013

A new Christmas classic.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service
December 28, 2012

The Aardman animators know a thing or three about sight gags and throw-away lines, and they pile up quickly, here.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
September 28, 2012

Arthur Christmas will snuggle you up into a big, hearty festive cuddle and refuse to put you down until you've hugged it back.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
September 18, 2012

There are moments of charm and it is a sweet story which kids might find entertaining enough, but chances are they will become just as restless as my crowd as the film stretches on.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kristal Cooper
We Got This Covered
September 15, 2012

Arthur Christmas is a smart, funny, heartwarming story that will have you smile from ear-to-ear for the film's duration.

Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
February 17, 2012

The settings, especially on the North Pole, are deliciously intricate and the characters understatedly quirky.

Full Review | Original Score: B
Richard Knight
Knight at the Movies
January 13, 2012

The movie's idea that Santa and his elves have turned the distribution of presents every Dec. 24 into a major military operation makes me more than a tad uneasy.

Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
January 12, 2012

A plucky, clever animated Xmas tale that has much of Aardman's attention to quirky detail (bulbous noses), wordplay, and unconventional heroes (Arthur's fuelled by worry).

Mark Deming
TV Guide's Movie Guide
January 3, 2012

In a season unexpectedly full of quality family films, Arthur Christmas may have to fight for the attention it deserves, but if there was ever an example of a film that's a crowd-pleaser without talking down to its audience, this is it.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
December 26, 2011

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Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)
December 7, 2011

There are things you just wouldn't see in a Pixar or Disney movie. For example, one of the main elves has an eyebrow piercing, uncommented on. Even more than that: two of the boy elves kiss... each other. It's progressive.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Croot
Flicks.co.nz
December 7, 2011

A thoroughly entertaining movie that deserves to sleigh audiences both young and old this Yuletide.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
December 7, 2011

Thank goodness that even the Santas have a mom to help them sort out their turmoils.

Jay Stone
Ottawa Citizen
December 5, 2011

Quite brilliant.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
David Stratton
The Australian
December 5, 2011

A witty and beautifully designed animated film.

Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
December 5, 2011

Arthur Christmas has charm and a breezy confidence that makes it the epitome of a simple pleasure.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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