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Arthur Newman Reviews

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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
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
William Bibbiani
April 25, 2013
Without a satisfying finale, Arthur Newman might come across as just an acting exercise. If so, it's still an impressive one.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Phil Villarreal
April 25, 2013
OK, so hear me out. This movie is about Colin Firth having hot, dress-up sex with this drifter named Mike.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kirk Honeycutt
April 24, 2013
Ariola is genuinely into character, making sure you get enough glimpses into the lives of these people so you may glean a sense of what ails these damaged souls.
Full Review | Original Score: 7
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
April 24, 2013
A wistful, well-acted run-away-to-find-yourself dramedy
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
April 23, 2013
Road movie about two unhappy people who take on new identities only to find they still have to face their problems.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Grierson
Screen International
April 23, 2013
Fine work by Colin Firth and Emily Blunt provides the movie's soul, but one can't help but wonder how much more resonant a bolder approach to the material might have been.
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
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
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
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
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