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Arthur Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
April 9, 2011
...suffers from a hit-and-miss quality that wreaks havoc on its momentum...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
March 25, 2011
Arthur has endeared himself to millions of viewers over the years.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
Arthur is a sparkling entertainment which attempts, with a large measure of success, to resurrect the amusingly artificial conventions of 1930s screwball romantic comedies.
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
August 22, 2008
Moviegoers are hereby alerted to some good fun.

TV Guide
April 1, 2008
Moore is predictable as the spoiled scion of wealth, Minnelli is terrific as his candid sweetheart, but Gielgud's loyal yet sarcastic servant steals the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Empire Magazine
April 1, 2008
Watch and enjoy, but avoid the completely disastrous sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
April 1, 2008
So little care has gone into the characterizations, the structure, and the situations that the film merely feints at significant comedy.
Chuck O'Leary
August 4, 2007
No. 1 on my list of favorite comedies. One of the funniest ever made.
| Original Score: 9/10
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Overrated one-joke comedy.
Emanuel Levy
June 28, 2005
A modern screwball comedy, in the vein of My Man Godfrey and other Depression era gems, Arthur was written and directed by Steve Gordon, who received an Oscar nomination for Original Screenplay.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Only someone with a heart of stone could fail to love a drunk like Arthur Bach.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 15, 2004
Moore is a great, funny drunk...even though it is all so politically incorrect now.
| Original Score: 4/5
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
June 26, 2004
One will delightfully get drunk between the moon and New York City by drinking up the spry essence in Gordon's romantic comedy Arthur
| Original Score: 4/5
Widgett Walls
February 5, 2004
Simply comedy cold.
| Original Score: 5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 31, 2004
Arthur touches both the heart and the funny bone.
Christopher Null
November 5, 2003
It's the movie we'll forever know Dudley Moore for -- and the late John Gielgud, too, who is put out to pasture about halfway through this classic comedy.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
July 24, 2003
One of the best comedies of the 1980s; Moore's signature role
| Original Score: 5/5

May 24, 2003
Unfortunately, by the end, saccharine dilutes much of the whiskey sour.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Mr. Gordon's screenplay is full of funny things, and it's beautifully paced, but it's the performances that give the picture its true classiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
August 22, 2002
Dudley's drunk act wears thin quickly, but Liza is adorable and Sir John is perfection.
| Original Score: 3/5
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