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: G, for some mild rude humor97 minsUK, USAAardman Animation, Sony Animation
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Arthur Christmas / Reviews

Variety

Variety

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

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Total Film

Total Film

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

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A joyful, simple Christmas movie with a heartfelt message.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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

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