Arthur Christmas Reviews

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December 14, 2014
Parents may shed a nostalgic tear or two, while their children can enjoy spotting all the witty visual details.
December 14, 2014
It's disarming, imaginative and genuinely funny.
December 14, 2014
This witty, handsomely appointed 3-D animated feature is the most delightful Santa biopic since Edmund Gwenn donned the fat suit.
December 5, 2011
It's as bright and twinkling as a Christmas tree, decked with warmth and humor.
December 5, 2011
It's busy but buoyant, and it honors the tradition of giving with wit and style.
December 2, 2011
The action is swift and witty, and the 3-D effects are imaginative and not simply tacked on as with so many animated movies these days.
November 25, 2011
The movie fails utterly at coming up with a story that merits all the eye candy.
November 24, 2011
With a clever script that successfully updates many Christmas myths and dialogue that crackles with sophisticated wit, this movie offers the kind of pre-holiday experience that parents and children alike will appreciate.
November 23, 2011
Everything you see in Arthur Christmas is fashioned in the service of telling a story ... brilliantly
November 23, 2011
The results are not only funny and fresh, but represent a new way of tackling the whole yuletide paradigm: Santa as a high-tech hereditary monarchy.
November 23, 2011
For the kids, the action is always lively and, for the rest of us, the dialogue has a witty and even caustic edge.
Top Critic
November 23, 2011
The surprise gift of the season: a sharp, savvy holiday comedy that doesn't get its laughs at the expense of those who start to glow in the early days of December. It's a most entertaining package indeed.
November 23, 2011
Good for the kids, good for the parents, and good for Christmas.
November 23, 2011
The premise recalls those sophisticated lies parents cook up when their kids start asking logical questions about Santa.
November 23, 2011
Unexpectedly fresh, despite the familiar-sounding premise.
November 23, 2011
An animated kiddie comedy that delivers all the wonder you'd expect in a movie about a guy delivering one package.
November 23, 2011
Hilarious, fast-paced and superbly entertaining.
November 22, 2011
It would be a Christmas miracle save for one lump of coal: an ear-shattering Justin Bieber song over the end credits.
November 22, 2011
Like most of Aardman's work ... [it's] more clever than outright funny, but it's also genuinely sweet, and the complicated relations among Santa's clan are surprisingly believable
November 22, 2011
It's a lovely bit of work.
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