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Arthur Christmas Reviews

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September 6, 2017
Sentimentality is unavoidable as this rollicking adventure comes to an end, but it doesn't force-feed a Christmas message.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 1, 2017
It may look like a holiday trifle, but it's still a sleigh ride worth taking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 14, 2014
Don't go expecting a sequel, but do go expecting all the unforced festive spirit you could hope for.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 14, 2014
Parents may shed a nostalgic tear or two, while their children can enjoy spotting all the witty visual details.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 14, 2014
Aimed squarely at children, but painless to keep grown-ups from checking their watches.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 14, 2014
It's disarming, imaginative and genuinely funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 14, 2014
The script (co-written by debut feature director Sarah Smith) is fortified with meaning and smarts and plays well for both children and adults.
December 14, 2014
Arthur Christmas makes a welcome addition to the holiday movie line-up, because it's a movie that one can watch repeatedly without it becoming as stale as last year's fruitcake.
December 14, 2014
The comedy works. But there's not much to the characters that proves memorable. It's not a bad movie, but...
December 14, 2014
An utterly charming Christmas yarn which seems destined to become a holiday staple thanks to its wonderfully detailed animation, abundance of gags and brilliantly drawn characters.
December 14, 2014
Without a loaded cast, or recognizable character name or brand, Arthur Christmas might be overlooked by audiences. Here's hoping that won't be the case. Some Christmas gifts are worth the extra effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 14, 2014
It occasionally toes the line of manic hyperactivity, but never becomes shrill or too cloyingly sentimental -- or rife with lazy bodily function humor -- as some overeager family fare can be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 14, 2014
What results has its moments of wily inspiration.
Read More | Original Score: B-
December 14, 2014
This witty, handsomely appointed 3-D animated feature is the most delightful Santa biopic since Edmund Gwenn donned the fat suit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 14, 2014
The movie runs a bit long and would benefit from fewer pit stops, but the gags are quick and often sharp.
December 14, 2014
Arthur is at its best during a world tour that takes McAvoy, his granddad and their sleigh from Toronto to the Serengeti. But often it seems familiar.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 14, 2014
It's a delightfully funny Christmas tale with plenty of jokes for young and old alike.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 6, 2013
A film that kids and grown-ups can enjoy in equal measure.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 6, 2013
This animated feature from Aardman and Sony Pictures Animation is a feel-good family film with spunk and originality, the kind that has not been seen since the first of The Santa Clause franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.2/10
March 14, 2013
A new Christmas classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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