Arthur (2011)

Arthur (2011)

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...

2011110 minsUSA
Re-makeRomantic Comedy
72%
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Reviews & comments

Bad mix of English comedy and low IQ American humour

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

Funny but not a masterpiece.

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

I agree with Andreas...

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
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.

TVNZ

TVNZ

press

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

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.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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

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.

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.

TVNZ

TVNZ

press

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

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.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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

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.

Bad mix of English comedy and low IQ American humour

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

Funny but not a masterpiece.

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

I agree with Andreas...

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