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Arthur Reviews

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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
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
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 5, 2011
This is far from a sophisticated movie but the simplicity of the story allows it to have a lot of fun playing with the outrageous characters and silly sight gags.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 26, 2011
If you find the Brand brand toxic, you'll probably want to give his wasted wastrel a slap, but Brand's narcissistic self-absorption actually suits the character of Arthur very well.
April 25, 2011
A refreshingly good-natured and gender-equal comedy.
April 22, 2011
Brand fan? You'll likely enjoy his antics. But Russellophobics would be better off seeking out the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 22, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 22, 2011
Arthur boasts some nice moments, most of them involving Mirren and Brand whose on screen rapport sustains interest through the 110 minute running time.
April 22, 2011
Arthur 2.0 may not be a great film - and Brand's shtick is admittedly starting to wear thin - but the film contains more laughs than most of the Hollywood product poured down our throats.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 22, 2011
Far from irritate the hell out of you in this, surprisingly, Brand injects a new infectious fun feeling into Arthur.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 20, 2011
Arthur is riddled with clichés, suffers from a trite - occasionally offensive - screenplay, and has flatter direction than any Russell Brand vehicle deserves. [But] I could watch [he] and ... Greta Gerwig flirt for hours on end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 20, 2011
A light-hearted but enjoyable remake thanks largely to Russell Brand's charismatic and larger-than-life onscreen persona.
April 20, 2011
Brand may be an actor of limited talents, but he is funny and so is Arthur.
April 20, 2011
Much as I wanted to dislike this movie, I admit to laughing out loud a couple of times, chuckling at Mirren's dry delivery of some choice one-liners and being won over by Brand by the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 20, 2011
Turns out to work surprisingly well, thanks to likeable comic performances and a script that's at least consistently amusing, if never laugh-out-loud funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 20, 2011
Peter Baynham's script has some good throwaway lines, and Mirren's approximation of Gielgud is a nice touch...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 19, 2011
Although meant as mere entertainment, Arthur has some points to make about the cleansing power of love and its opposite, the destructive power of its absence.
April 19, 2011
The humour doesn't always fire, but overall the film has its charms - and a sweet innocence. The fact that Russell Brand is irritating works in his favour
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