Arthur Reviews

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August 30, 2018
Whereas [Dudley] Moore somehow managed to make his Arthur endearing and lovable, Brand's Arthur is puerile, infantile and hateful.
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 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
February 14, 2012
April 29, 2011
While far from terrible, I can't really say this one is all that good, either, and like spending a night out having one to many the only thing lasting about this new journey with Arthur Bach is the unhappy hangover one is left with the very next morning.
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 22, 2011
The biggest sin is that Arthur, who was such a soulful, delightful, oddly life-affirming character when played by Dudley Moore, is here merely a boring drunk. Where's the fun in that?
April 22, 2011
Arthur was no great shakes first time around; this Brand-new version is a full-on stinker.
April 22, 2011
Brand fan? You'll likely enjoy his antics. But Russellophobics would be better off seeking out the original.
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
The dire script is from Peter Baynham - of Alan Partridge, Brass Eye and Jam. I can't believe he wrote it. I mean I literally can't believe he wrote it - it has executive interventions written all over it.
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 16, 2011
Enjoyably sweet, and the third act kicks you square in the emotion-goolies.
April 15, 2011
A thin, insipid and oddly flavourless brew. Drink it responsibly. Better yet, don't drink it at all.
April 13, 2011
If this version fails, it's at least partially because it's been sent on the cinematic equivalent of a suicide mission.
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.
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