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  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Gordon, who died shortly after the first Arthur, never had to see the luckless 1988 sequel that made his beloved characters seem like strangers. The new Arthur, insipid when it should be infectious, leaves the same deadly impression. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The movie lacks joy. It has poignancy and intelligence, and it holds interest, but it never opens up into happiness and fantasy. Maybe it's the recession. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Despite his cockney-accented verbosity, Brand does not convey the effortless conviviality that Dudley Moore did in the part. show more

  • 63
    David Hiltbrand Philadelphia Inquirer

    When remaking a popular film, you must remember this: First, do no harm to the original. Arthur accomplishes this, with Russell Brand slurring his way neatly through the title role. show more

  • 20
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    This Arthur is missing a soul. show more

  • 20
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    In the end, it isn't so much that the New Arthur isn't the Old Arthur. Rather it's the anti-Arthur. show more

  • 30
    Scott Tobias NPR

    This Arthur cravenly turns Susan into a monstrous status-seeker, making her less of a human being and thus much easier for Arthur to trample over in securing a meaningful adult relationship. show more

  • 40
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    Step over to the liquor cabinet and mix yourself a good, stiff drink - if you plan on seeing this godforsaken thing, you'll need it. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A fairly close remake of the great 1981 Dudley Moore movie, with pleasures of its own. show more

  • 63
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Are the results funny? In the margins, yes. show more

  • August 15, 2012 jim
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    showed funny, now what? out of ten,I give it a 3

  • April 29, 2012 Sharon
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    I wasn\'t at all interested in watching this movie. I figured it couldn\'t touch the original. So one day, my husband just happened to be watching it on cable and I sat down to drink coffee...not really interested in watching it. After about 15 miniutes and a full hour into the movie, I asked him to start the movie from the beginning ! He had no problem with doing that as he thought it was hilarious. So, yes I would definitely recommend. Don\'t compare it to the original. It\'s a different movie and should be watched as such.

  • December 26, 2011 wg00000000109042
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    Really well done kids Christmas movie. Will be one that you rent every year for the Holidays. Decent plot and surprisingly good graphics. Worth seeing.

  • October 23, 2011 colehewett
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    funny and hart worming at times really fun movie to watch!

  • September 21, 2011 vel
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    awful....no wonder he was fired from the bbc

  • September 04, 2011 celoxbe
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    Verry funny movie. Russel owns

  • May 17, 2011 CHOTZY
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    This guy Russel stinks. He needs to disappear !!!

  • April 25, 2011 daschmo
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    We enjoyed the stars\' superb performances but the movie overall was a bore. Would not recommend.

  • April 25, 2011 tdiki
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    well i really loved the movie very much. it was very funny, romance and very sad when Hobson died. 5 stars.

  • April 22, 2011 dr.grubb
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    how did russell get into the movie business? terrible movie....he must have an uncle in the business

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