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Arthur Newman Reviews

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Philip French
Observer (UK)
June 29, 2014
Completely disposable ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
June 26, 2014
A film that fails to make the most of a good cast and a great premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
June 26, 2014
A bland and baffling oddity ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine
February 20, 2014
Constantly screws up even its own mid-sized ambitions.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
James Luxford
The National (UAE)
October 18, 2013
a far-fetched story, told in a rather unappealing way.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
June 12, 2013
Despite some amusing lighthearted moments, the film stumbles when it attempts to be more profound.
Louis Black
Austin Chronicle
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tony Medley
Tolucan Times
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 27, 2013
Academy-award winner Colin Firth seems to be doing someone a favor by agreeing to play Walter Avery/Arthur Newman.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
April 26, 2013
An offbeat, sometimes self-congratulatory road movie romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Christian Toto
Big Hollywood
April 26, 2013
Firth and Blunt give life (and flawless American accents) to this restrained, and occasionally bland, road trip flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rick Bentley
Fresno Bee
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
April 26, 2013
Often-somber drama has language, sex, drinking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
April 26, 2013
They embark on one of those maundering, life-lessony odysseys that filmmakers love but audiences rarely do.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Robert Levin
amNewYork
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
April 26, 2013
One of those many indies that exist to give actors a chance to go slumming.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jen Chaney
Washington Post
April 26, 2013
Well-acted but ultimately unmemorable ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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