Arthur Newman Reviews

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August 12, 2019
Oddly starring two well known British actors as the woebegone American leads, it's a tedious character study that forgets about characterization.
January 26, 2019
A movie about a man struggling mightily for internal change needs to be more psychologically acute than Arthur Newman to command our empathy or even our full credulity.
June 29, 2014
Completely disposable ...
June 26, 2014
A film that fails to make the most of a good cast and a great premise.
June 26, 2014
A bland and baffling oddity ...
June 26, 2014
The stars play strangers on an odd road trip who are meant to be finding things out about each other: if you were put next to either of them on a plane, you would quickly regret your seating assignment.
February 20, 2014
Constantly screws up even its own mid-sized ambitions.
October 18, 2013
a far-fetched story, told in a rather unappealing way.
June 12, 2013
Despite some amusing lighthearted moments, the film stumbles when it attempts to be more profound.
May 10, 2013
Arthur Newman is overwhelmed with arty ambitions and a heavy-handed acting style. Ultimately, all the weight prevents the film from taking off and soaring.
April 29, 2013
Obviously the theme of "Arthur Newman" is the American dream of starting over, but Johnston's screenplay hits it so obviously that it loses its resonance.
April 27, 2013
A strange film about dysfunctional people directed with good pace by Dante Ariola in his feature film debut highlighted by fine performances by Colin Firth and Emily Blunt.
April 27, 2013
Academy-award winner Colin Firth seems to be doing someone a favor by agreeing to play Walter Avery/Arthur Newman.
April 26, 2013
Ariola can't keep the proceedings moving forward, wallowing in the blue mood for far too long. It makes a decent movie with something to share about the exhaustion of defense mechanisms into a slog that leaves its actors high and dry.
April 26, 2013
An offbeat, sometimes self-congratulatory road movie romance.
April 26, 2013
Firth and Blunt give life (and flawless American accents) to this restrained, and occasionally bland, road trip flick.
April 26, 2013
Firth's performance alone would have been enough to hail this film by director Dante Ariola. Toss in an equally powerful performance by Blunt, and the film turns to a masterwork of acting.
April 26, 2013
Often-somber drama has language, sex, drinking.
April 26, 2013
They embark on one of those maundering, life-lessony odysseys that filmmakers love but audiences rarely do.
April 26, 2013
This is a decidedly minor effort, directed by Dante Ariola with a bland, generic eye, missing the pathos of interesting drama and the charm of quality romantic cinema.
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