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Arthur Reviews

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Stephen Rebello
Playboy Online
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.
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+
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
Will Leitch
Deadspin
June 22, 2013
This feels manufactured, demographically calculated whimsy.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Scott Foundas
Film Comment Magazine
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
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
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
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
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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
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
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
August 23, 2011
Maybe Russell Brand's lot in life is to play raging substance abusers who eventually are redeemed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
July 22, 2011
Whatever was inherently funny about the original film just doesn't work here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
July 14, 2011
One wonders why time and effort was put into this sorry wannabe, considering that maintaining the tone of the source material clearly wasn't of much interest to anyone.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Stella Papamichael
Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
The problem is that our soliloquising Cockney comic as the "world's only loveable billionaire" (as the poster has it) seems too much like a child stamping his feet, demanding that love.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ed Whitfield
What Culture
July 6, 2011
If you're not wedded to Dud's trust fund drunk, there's no reason not to enjoy this sweet and affectionate retread.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
July 5, 2011
Russell Brand steps into Dudley Moore's old shoes and finds an uncomfortable fit.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Grae Drake
Movies.com
May 27, 2011
The movie is as hollow as his playboy lifestyle.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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