Arthur (2011)

Arthur (2011)

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Arthur (2011)

An update of the 1981 film of the same name, starring rent-a-fop Russell Brand in the role that Dudley Moore made famous, from the director of TV's Modern Family and the writer of Borat.

Brand plays a charming drunk in New York who is on the way to losing a hefty inheritance when he falls for a woman his family doesn't like (Greta Gerwig, Greenberg). They'd rather he married wealthy heiress (Jennifer Garner), but he's just not that into her...

2011Rating: PG, Contains Violence & Course Language110 minsUSA
Re-makeRomantic Comedy
72%
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Even the Brit-wit chemistry of Russell Brand and Helen Mirren can't offset the self-conscious degree to which this tame, calculated effort sticks to its source.

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TVNZ

TVNZ

press

So it's back to the remakes we go for cinematic inspiration.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The star does his patented shtick, supported by a handful of blue-chip supporting performers, as the story lurches through contrived, seminaughty comic set pieces toward a sentimental ending.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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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I felt a bit torn between English comedy and the low IQ American "Jack Black" kind of humour plus too much primitive happy happy pancake pancake predictable script. I believe, due to some laughs, it still deserves two stars.

1.0
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Before seeing this movie i was a bit anxious as to what i was about to see. Was it going to befilm that used Russel Brand to his witty full potential or a shallow piece of crap that used up all the funny in the tailer and had a painfuly generic plot? For me it was a bit of both, it had you laughing and wincing in the space of 20 seconds. feel good film.

3.0
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I couldn't have put it better myself. Russell is an exceptional comedian. There was even one scene when Arthur was bidding on an auction where Helen (as in Helen - not Hobson) was barely containing her laughter. However, I felt sorry for Russell having to be serious Arthur because it just didn't seem (or look) natural. As much as I like all the actors...

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Even the Brit-wit chemistry of Russell Brand and Helen Mirren can't offset the self-conscious degree to which this tame, calculated effort sticks to its source.

0
TVNZ

TVNZ

press

So it's back to the remakes we go for cinematic inspiration.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The star does his patented shtick, supported by a handful of blue-chip supporting performers, as the story lurches through contrived, seminaughty comic set pieces toward a sentimental ending.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0

I felt a bit torn between English comedy and the low IQ American "Jack Black" kind of humour plus too much primitive happy happy pancake pancake predictable script. I believe, due to some laughs, it still deserves two stars.

1.0
0

Before seeing this movie i was a bit anxious as to what i was about to see. Was it going to befilm that used Russel Brand to his witty full potential or a shallow piece of crap that used up all the funny in the tailer and had a painfuly generic plot? For me it was a bit of both, it had you laughing and wincing in the space of 20 seconds. feel good film.

3.0
0

I couldn't have put it better myself. Russell is an exceptional comedian. There was even one scene when Arthur was bidding on an auction where Helen (as in Helen - not Hobson) was barely containing her laughter. However, I felt sorry for Russell having to be serious Arthur because it just didn't seem (or look) natural. As much as I like all the...

3.0
0