Arthur Christmas 3D Synopsis
Santa's youngest son (James McAvoy) undertakes an urgent Christmas mission.

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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Leave it to the folks who brought us "Wallace & Gromit," "Chicken Run" and "Flushed Away" to bring a delightful blast of fresh air to the...
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By Michelle Orange
Arthur Christmas is a Grinch-style story of rekindled Christmas spirit told from inside Santa's compound at the North Pole.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Keith Staskiewicz
The resulting adventure, like most of Aardman's work (Chicken Run, Flushed Away), is more clever than outright funny, but it's also...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
A tender and upbeat spirit informs the writing and the execution.
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Washington Post

By Michael O'Sullivan
A worthy addition to the Christmas movie canon. It's funny and good-looking, with an impeccable voice cast of U.K. actors. It's also...
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The film does have a distinctly British cheek; even with a Sony Pictures co-credit over the titles, it's just un-Hollywood enough to feel...
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USA Today

By Scott Bowles
Crisply shot and voiced by a legion of Brits, the animated Arthur seems aimed at the Scrooge and caroler in all of us.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
There's nothing dark about Arthur: It's as bright and twinkling as a Christmas tree, decked with warmth and humor.
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Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
The film's indefatigable holiday spirit is infectious.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
All of the actors' vocal performances are spot-on, including McAvoy's gentle Arthur, Nighy's salty GrandSanta and Ashley Jensen's cute...
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Fun Christmas Movie

By hoslermark
It was entertaining, but a bit difficult to understand at times. Won't replace The Polar Express as my favorite seasonal movie, but my 8 year old son enjoyed it. And that's what's important....

Arthur Christmas

By soupcan14j
I think this movie was great. It definitely gave a different spin on Christmas. I took my two children and my niece and nephew. It was a great movie for them all. We all laughed at this witty movie....

Arthur's Christmas

By suraphol
This is a pretty fun movie with a spin on the story line. It teaches us the value of a present beyond just the physical present itself. Recommended....

Didn't see THAT one coming!

By biener777
By now we are all familiar with the storyline. Christmas Eve is here, Santa makes last minute plans to deliver the gifts in his sleigh across the globe. The stress and pressure of the elves and...


By Jenwa
3D was better in the previews before the movie than the actual 3D in the movie, but still a good family fun movie...

great movie

By monkarotty
Went to see Arthur Christmas with my 5 and 7 year old children. It was definitely worth going to see. I would go see it again! It makes you think about the magic of Christmas and how you should feel...

Great Movie

By Pueblo_Moviebuff
This is a great movie to see if you like good movies that make you laugh. I enjoyed it a great deal, I laughed through most of the movie. I really love movies like this they are very good and make...

Well trodden ground

By swrdfsh
Didn't I see this movie in some other form recently? I think it was an Easter Bunny movie with exactly the same premise. Anway, a forgettable plot, banal 3D and cartooning reminiscent of Ratatoullie....

Awesome Movie if You Can Ignore the Opening Music Video

By chaotikwd
Arthur Christmas was a charming movie, with a good storyline. There were tons of little gems hidden throughout the movie (chimney lube? Hilarious!) and the visuals were stunning. Sadly, the movie...

Fun movie for the family!

By biagia_queen
Arthur Christmas was a fun movie to see to kick-off the Xmas season. Humor for the adults but the kids will love rooting on Arthur and his love of Xmas....

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Rated PG | For Some mild rude humor
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 5+ Fabulous, funny holiday movie about the Christmas spirit.
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