Arthur | Full Movie

  • PG-13
  • 1h 50m
  • 2011
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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

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.
New Yorker
David Denby

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

June 22, 2017
Time Out
Trevor Johnston

A blander, more responsible 'Arthur' with far fewer laughs and, be warned, a painful update on the...

June 22, 2017
Justin Chang

[An] innocuous, blandly therapeutic remake of a comedy that wasn't exactly edgy to begin with.

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, Romance
  • Release Date:April 8, 2011
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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