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Arthur Newman Reviews

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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
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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-
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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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Stephen Holden
New York Times
April 25, 2013
The film equivalent of a dysfunctional computer sloppily assembled from discarded parts of other machines.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
April 25, 2013
The promise it begins with doesn't pay off. And while "Arthur Newman" is not a complete disaster, it does leave you wishing the romance and the ride had been a whole lot smoother.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
April 25, 2013
How can two performers as charming as Colin Firth and Emily Blunt make a movie with so little charm?
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
April 25, 2013
It's almost its own genre in indie films: Boring middle-aged man tired of his existence meets up with free-spirited but troubled younger woman. Romance and newfound meaning ensue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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April 25, 2013
Arthur Newman fails to finesse an essential problem: how to make a boring man interesting.
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Peter Keough
Boston Globe
April 25, 2013
"He was kind of boring," Kevin says to Mina about his dad. "I mean, the lectures." And boring he remains.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Drew Hunt
Chicago Reader
April 25, 2013
For the most part, the film is very basic, a simple drama about the dangers of avoiding responsibility, but there are occasional flairs of eccentricity.
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
April 25, 2013
The script of "Arthur Newman," written two decades ago by Becky Johnston, cries out for deadpan anonymity, not the charismatic likes of these two.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Noel Murray
AV Club
April 25, 2013
Director Dante Ariola and writer Becky Johnston have such a strong idea at the core of Arthur Newman that it's all the more frustrating when they follow it down the most familiar path.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
April 24, 2013
The resolution for both characters, in a finale that turns disappointingly conventional, is so sad that it left me depressed beyond hope.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
April 23, 2013
You'll soon wish the film were about someone a bit more exciting ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Marsha McCreadie
Village Voice
April 23, 2013
Fun for a bit, things soon turns silly ...