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Based on 23 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Arthur Newman is an old story and chronically, consistently uninvolving. show more

  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    There’s never a moment when we forget that Mike and Wallace are just vacant personalities that two talented actors decided to try on for fun. show more

  • 70
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    [A] sweet, semi-romantic road trip. show more

  • 45
    Mark Jenkins NPR

    In the real world or a realer movie, the deceitful Arthur and the larcenous Mike would eventually get in big trouble. Yet this road movie is headed not toward serious consequences, but toward docile acceptance. In spirit, it turns out, Arthur Newman is a pretty much a Wallace Avery. show more

  • 75
    Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service

    This is more “Something Mild” than “Something Wild.” But Firth and Blunt handle their characters’ many revelations with care and play with layers of hurt and disappointment with great sympathy and pathos. show more

  • 63
    Richard Roeper Chicago Sun-Times

    First-time feature director Dante Ariola (working from a script by Becky Johnson) has a good feel for these characters and keeps things moving along at a brisk pace. show more

  • 63
    Slant Magazine

    Throughout Dante Ariola's film, the expressions of the false-identity theme are multitudinous, and about as subtle as the Colin Firth character's choice for a new last name. show more

  • 50
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Much as I enjoy the actors I didn't buy a word or frame of Arthur Newman. show more

  • 50
    Boston Globe

    The closest most people will get to that state of existential freedom is watching actors in a movie about it, and the pleasure usually comes with a price — a reminder that identity, though arbitrary, is also inescapable. In movies like Dante Ariola’s debut feature, Arthur Newman, so, too, are the cliches and platitudes. show more

  • 50
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    Two lost souls on the highway of life — that’s what a well-acted but benign little trifle called Arthur Newman is about. show more

  • May 04, 2013 lq425
    Report This User

    dont bother. Kept waiting for something to happen, then film ended. Cant figure how it got 3 star review.

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