November 30, 2020
While the story itself remains largely the same, many of the minor details and events have been remodeled for the worse.
June 7, 2019
While it is essentially a one-joke comedy, it is buoyed by likable performances by its capable cast,
January 8, 2019
This Arthur closely tracks the plot of the original, but it has a heart of its own.
August 30, 2018
Whereas [Dudley] Moore somehow managed to make his Arthur endearing and lovable, Brand's Arthur is puerile, infantile and hateful.
August 5, 2015
Although his gear-loose, party guy style fits the role, Brand's stamp on Arthur is good for some mild laughs but not much else.
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.
June 30, 2013
Lacking the charm and humor of the original, this unfunny remake is completely unnecessary.
June 20, 2013
If there's anything worse than a watered-down, big-screen sitcom, it's a watered-down, big-screen sitcom that gets all socially responsible on us at the end
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
January 12, 2013
So Russell Brand wrecked his marriage to Katy Perry...over this?
October 2, 2012
Slapstick dramedy fans will likely get some laughs out of the Arthur remake but the film is stuck in the same nave adolescence as its titular character.
April 7, 2012
Gives Brand ample opportunity and excuse to trot out his wisecracking, chemically-addled man-child schtick in a sturdy and believable narrative context.
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.
November 5, 2011
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.
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.
August 25, 2011
Mirren nearly saves the movie as much as Nolte's bizarre cameos nearly destroy it.