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
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
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.
April 26, 2013
One of those many indies that exist to give actors a chance to go slumming.
April 26, 2013
Well-acted but ultimately unmemorable ...
April 26, 2013
A slow, lethargic journey to nowhere, full of pseudo-profound dialogue and generic indie-drama plotting.
April 25, 2013
If anything, Arthur Newman is a reminder that some lonely people are lonely for a good reason.
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