Arthur Reviews

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April 25, 2011
A pitiable remake of the sloshed "classic" from 1981.
April 23, 2011
The original Arthur was a pretty mirthless affair, but the crude remake starring Russell Brand is infinitely worse...
April 21, 2011
All that's left for Brand fans is to put on the DVDs of his live shows to remember what a great comic he is.
April 21, 2011
Arthur is well-executed tomfoolery slapped on top of sentimental predictability.
April 21, 2011
Sometimes a remake is just an insult - to the original, to the audience.
April 20, 2011
A blander, more responsible 'Arthur' with far fewer laughs and, be warned, a painful update on the classic Burt Bacharach title tune over the end credits.
April 15, 2011
A thin, insipid and oddly flavourless brew. Drink it responsibly. Better yet, don't drink it at all.
April 11, 2011
Russell Brand gives a career-killing performance.
April 10, 2011
It's amazing how a lifeless, pointless remake can provoke pangs of nostalgia about a mediocre movie. Such is the case with Arthur.
April 8, 2011
[An] innocuous, blandly therapeutic remake of a comedy that wasn't exactly edgy to begin with.
April 8, 2011
I don't buy the notion that this is all a lavish fantasy to cheer us in troubled times. It's too clueless and condescending for that.
April 8, 2011
Arthur may not be much of a movie but Russell Brand is one heck of an Arthur.
April 8, 2011
It's a sardonic screenplay filled with juvenile characters, and the whole thing doesn't mesh.
April 8, 2011
Apparently, somebody thought it was time for a remake. Clearly, somebody was dead wrong.
April 8, 2011
In light of the deplorable track record for Hollywood remakes, "Arthur" is actually a fairly serviceable return to the genially funny traits of the original and borrows some of its best moments.
April 8, 2011
It would be impossible to top the original "Arthur" but this modern version is a consistently funny and sweet if not overly inspired remake.
April 8, 2011
If you get caught between the moon and New York City -- or even just between two movies at the multiplex -- the best that you can do is skip this one.
April 8, 2011
This "Arthur" is missing a soul.
April 8, 2011
Was the lovable lush ever funny? I mean, honestly?
April 8, 2011
Russell Brand takes on a thankless task and earns at least some thanks.
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