Arthur Christmas

Arthur Christmas

Arthur Christmas

British animated Christmas comedy from Aardman Animation (Wallace and GromitFlushed Away), featuring an all-star British cast including James McAvoy and Jim Broadbent, following the Claus family and their ultra-high-tech present delivery operation.

McAvoy voices Arthur, the son of Santa Claus (Jim Broadbent) and Mrs Claus (Imelda Staunton), and brother of Steve (Hugh Laurie). Together the family run the North Pole's Christmas strategy, allowing Santa to deliver gifts to all the world's children in one night.

Also stars the voice talent of Bill Nighy - as 136-year-old Grandsanta, a curmudgeon who hates the modern world and thinks things were better when he delivered the presents - and Ashley Jensen (from TV's Extras), as ambitious elf Bryony from the Giftwrap Battalion. From the writer of Borat and I'm Alan Partridge.

2011Rating: G97 minsUK, USA
AnimatedKids & FamilyFantasy
35%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

A brisk computer-animated adventure clever enough to become essential yuletide viewing.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

There are plenty of ho-ho-hos here, but there’s definitely something missing, and we don’t just mean the plasticine.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

An odd Anglo-American collaboration that will bring a little brief happiness to undemanding children.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A joyful, simple Christmas movie with a heartfelt message.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Aardman’s sparkling, inventive take on Santa truly delivers the holiday goods.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A great, big joy. Even if you’re a bit bah humbug, just delight in the supremely clever Aardman comedy.

4.0
0

Another brilliant animation from the Brits. Predominately aimed at a young child demographic but there is something for the whole family in this masterpiece. The film focuses on the importance of making children feel special at christmas and the utter calamity that would befall mankind if santa and his elfs failed to do this for each and everyone of the 2...

4.0
0

there was to much drama there wasint much going on it was quit boring to be honest good for under 10 i hated it

3.0
0

I went to the preview and it is a lovely movie for all ages.

5.0
0

As with most other Aardman pictures this is a must see for children and those of us that really enjoy a little child-like flick. It has all the hallmarks of being a Christmas favour, givne the time of year, and getting mostly rave reviews. A few little odd bits (keep your eyes open) from other Aardman projects. Thoroughly enjoyable and everyone does matter...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

A brisk computer-animated adventure clever enough to become essential yuletide viewing.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

There are plenty of ho-ho-hos here, but there’s definitely something missing, and we don’t just mean the plasticine.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

An odd Anglo-American collaboration that will bring a little brief happiness to undemanding children.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A joyful, simple Christmas movie with a heartfelt message.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Aardman’s sparkling, inventive take on Santa truly delivers the holiday goods.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A great, big joy. Even if you’re a bit bah humbug, just delight in the supremely clever Aardman comedy.

4.0
0

Another brilliant animation from the Brits. Predominately aimed at a young child demographic but there is something for the whole family in this masterpiece. The film focuses on the importance of making children feel special at christmas and the utter calamity that would befall mankind if santa and his elfs failed to do this for each and everyone of the...

4.0
0

there was to much drama there wasint much going on it was quit boring to be honest good for under 10 i hated it

3.0
0

I went to the preview and it is a lovely movie for all ages.

5.0
0

As with most other Aardman pictures this is a must see for children and those of us that really enjoy a little child-like flick. It has all the hallmarks of being a Christmas favour, givne the time of year, and getting mostly rave reviews. A few little odd bits (keep your eyes open) from other Aardman projects. Thoroughly enjoyable and everyone does...

4.0
0