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Arthur Christmas Reviews

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September 18, 2012
There are moments of charm and it is a sweet story which kids might find entertaining enough, but chances are they will become just as restless as my crowd as the film stretches on.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 8, 2011
Arthur Christmas strains so much to be a postmodern Yuletide yarn that it forsakes the much-needed sprinkle of Christmas spirit and concedes too much of the Santa myth in the process.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 8, 2013
Bah humbug!
January 13, 2012
The movie's idea that Santa and his elves have turned the distribution of presents every Dec. 24 into a major military operation makes me more than a tad uneasy.
November 23, 2011
An animated kiddie comedy that delivers all the wonder you'd expect in a movie about a guy delivering one package.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
November 25, 2011
...a disappointing Christmas movie that never quite comes together. There just isn't enough Christmas cheer.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
November 22, 2011
Good for a smile and a headache.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 23, 2011
Another family holiday flick that disappoints rather than delights.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
November 24, 2011
An absolutely disastrous piece of work...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
November 13, 2011
So thoroughly lacking the distinctive charm, wit and heart of Aardman's best work that it could have been made by anyone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 22, 2011
Watching Arthur Christmas is like doing your holiday shopping on Dec. 23: fun and frantic, exciting and maddening. You come away feeling warm-hearted and exhausted, wondering if more forethought might have led to a smoother, more satisfying experience.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 25, 2011
The movie fails utterly at coming up with a story that merits all the eye candy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 1, 2011
There's some great stuff here... What's missing is the delightful Britishness of Nick Park's films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
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
March 14, 2013
A new Christmas classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 15, 2012
Arthur Christmas is a smart, funny, heartwarming story that will have you smile from ear-to-ear for the film's duration.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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