Arthur Synopsis
An irresponsible playboy (Russell Brand) must choose between love and money.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
When remaking a popular film, you must remember this: First, do no harm to the original. Arthur accomplishes this, with Russell Brand...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The new Arthur is a feathery screwball satire, competent on its own terms, yet as the movie went on I found it increasingly hard to...
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The new remake of Arthur is a thin copy of the 1981 original. But it has a few things going for it.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
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...
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Despite his cockney-accented verbosity, Brand does not convey the effortless conviviality that Dudley Moore did in the part.
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40

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
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.
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30

NPR

By Scott Tobias
This Arthur cravenly turns Susan into a monstrous status-seeker, making her less of a human being and thus much easier for Arthur to...
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Gordon, who died shortly after the first Arthur, never had to see the luckless 1988 sequel that made his beloved characters seem like...
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20

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
In the end, it isn't so much that the New Arthur isn't the Old Arthur. Rather it's the anti-Arthur.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
This Arthur is missing a soul.
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Garbage

By fortycal
I do not have to see this movie to know just how bad it will be. After watching the preview, it was obvious Russell Brand tries too hard to be funny. It is very easy to see Russell Brad was the wrong...

Was worth every penny however...

By RandytheMovieFan
...I went to a free sneak peek. Decent remake, but as with the original 1981 version, it's a tough sell to feel sorry or even interested in a very wealthy, spoiled, perpetually drunk wastrel. ...

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By smw2420
I don't think it's in the spirit of a review to get opinions from people who have not seen the movie. Please keep reviews to those who actually go and see a film. I don't care what your thoughts...

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YESSSS!!!!!

By Stefio
Smart, sassy, fun, and romantic! Perfect date movie! Absolutely enjoyable from the beginning to the end and a great message is delivered. This is a guaranteed "Go See" movie....

too funny

By grouchywife
Loved the movie. Very original....

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By daveinsiouxfalls
Was expecting it to be similar to the original "Arthur" from the 1970's,. I did not find a similarity but sure enjoyed the movie. It was funny and easy to follow................We recommend it....

Funny!

By sharebear_22
I really like this movie. I haven't seen the original Arthur but I like Russell Brand so I gave this movie a chance. It was funny and entertaining....

By MKLandrum
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Fun from beginning to end

By sharonbouffard
Engaging, quirky characters, loved it...

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Rated PG-13 | For language may offend and sexual content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+ Remake of classic romcom has little punch, lots of alcohol.
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POSITIVE MESSAGES
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VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
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CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
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