Arthur

Arthur
Arthur
  • PG-13
  • 1h 50m
  • 2011
Rotten26%
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Comedy's badboy Russell Brand stars as Arthur Bach in this remake of the 1981 romantic comedy classic. Relying on both his limitless fortune and the wisdom of his lifelong nanny Hobson (Academy Award® winner Helen Mirren) to keep him out of trouble, playboy Arthur now faces the greatest challenge of his sheltered life -- choosing between his lavish lifestyle and the only woman he's ever loved (Greenberg's Greta Gerwig). Jennifer Garner and Nick Nolte also star in this priceless reimagining of the comedy classic directed by Emmy® nominee Jason Winer (Modern Family).

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Rotten26%
Critics Consensus: An irritating, unnecessary remake that demonstrates the libertine charm Russell Brand exudes in supporting roles turn against him when he's star of the show.
Reviews
New Yorker
David Denby
Rotten

A pitiable remake of the sloshed "classic" from 1981.

June 22, 2017
Guardian
Philip French
Rotten

The original Arthur was a pretty mirthless affair, but the crude remake starring Russell Brand is...

June 22, 2017
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Rotten

All that's left for Brand fans is to put on the DVDs of his live shows to remember what a great co...

June 22, 2017
Little White Lies
Simon Jablonski
Rotten

Arthur is well-executed tomfoolery slapped on top of sentimental predictability.

June 22, 2017
London Evening Standard
David Sexton
Rotten

Sometimes a remake is just an insult - to the original, to the audience.

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Remake of classic romcom has little punch, lots of alcohol.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that although this remake of the popular '80s comedy is occasionally funny and at times even oddly touching, it's also raunchy and not as memorable as the movie it was based on. Given that the main character, Arthur (Russell Brand), is an often-tipsy millionaire, expect plenty of scenes with him swigging from a bottle, glass, or flask. While there aren't many strongly negative consequences for his drinking, it's not portrayed in a particularly glamorous fashion, either, and he ultimately has to learn how to be comfortable with himself without the booze in order to attain his heart's desire. Expect plenty of sexual innuendo and some lingerie scenes, though no nudity. There's some swearing, too, including "s--t," "bugger," and "bloody."

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:April 8, 2011
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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