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Arthur Newman Reviews

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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
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
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
April 26, 2013
Often-somber drama has language, sex, drinking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
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
April 24, 2013
A wistful, well-acted run-away-to-find-yourself dramedy
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
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.
June 29, 2014
Completely disposable ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
June 26, 2014
A bland and baffling oddity ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
February 20, 2014
Constantly screws up even its own mid-sized ambitions.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 18, 2013
a far-fetched story, told in a rather unappealing way.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
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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