Arthur Newman Synopsis
A man fakes his own death and assumes a new identity.
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Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
This is more “Something Mild” than “Something Wild.” But Firth and Blunt handle their characters’ many revelations with care and play with...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
[A] sweet, semi-romantic road trip.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The way Firth embodies the character, with a robot stare and a flat affect that expresses each thought as a kind of minimalist hologram of...
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
First-time feature director Dante Ariola (working from a script by Becky Johnson) has a good feel for these characters and keeps things...
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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...
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60

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
Uncourageously, the plot gets a case of cold feet, looping back to half-written family members left in the dust. But when it’s being wild,...
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Arthur Newman is an old story and chronically, consistently uninvolving.
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50

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
Two lost souls on the highway of life — that’s what a well-acted but benign little trifle called Arthur Newman is about.
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40

Variety

By Peter Debruge
Firth and Blunt make a strange couple, and Ariola a musicvideo helmer making his feature debut, should have devoted more time to making the...
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40

Village Voice

By Marsha McCreadie
Fun for a bit, things soon turn silly.
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Feel good movie

By lisah1401939
A cute feel good movie with an ending that leaves you smiling. Colin Firth and Emily Blunt are well suited for the roles that they play and their quirky, onscreen chemistry is comedic and warming at...

Great performances!

By petrovich.alexandra
I loved it! Colin Firth and Emily Blunt gave great performances and the story was compelling and fun. Don't write it off until you see it....

Disappointed

By regmoviegoer
Looked forward to seeing this...Blunt and Firth..should be cute or funny... NOT! Was as dull as the charactor Firth was playing. So dragged out, not a good storyline, just BORING. Unnecessary...

Go GodBless Arthur Newman

By kingokarma
A fantastic film! I loved it! Director Dante Ariola brilliant with his direction. Colin Firth and Emily Blunt both beautiful soul journeying with there characters. Anne Heche was...

Nice indy film

By shannonwandrews
I can't see why everyone is bashing this film. No, it's not a big action movie with explosions everywhere, but I thought it is was quite good. The stars are fantastic as usual. If you are looking...

Tedious and Disappointing.

By Alon Patterson
Why was this film made? If it was to abuse, bore or otherwise disappoint customers, it's a HUGE success. Everything's wrong with this film. Basically, it should be burned and forgotten. It's not...

See it!

By debbiemerrich
Wow, really surprised by the negative buzz. I thought it was great! Colin Firth and Emily Blunt were both excellent. I suggest you see it before you judge....

Lovely

By anthillbooks
What a lovely lovely film...

Loved it

By glennafziger
Beautiful poignant and thought provoking...

great mivie

By meiling417
a must see...

More Info

Rated R | For Brief Drug Use, Sexual Content and Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Often-somber drama has language, sex, drinking.
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