Arthur

2011

Action / Comedy / Romance

54
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 26%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 45%
IMDb Rating 5.7 10 48138

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Cast

Helen Mirren as Hobson
Nick Nolte as Burt Johnson
Luis Guzmán as Bitterman
720p.BLU
701.58 MB
1280*720
English
PG-13
23.976 fps
1hr 50 min
P/S 2 / 25

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Nathan McDonald 7 / 10

Not worth an academy award...But not terrible.

Arthur ''Russell Brand'' is about the title character Arthur Bach. Arthur is a 40ish alcoholic ultra-rich playboy who lives' by no one's rules but his own. Arthur may be a 40 year old man on the exterior, but underneath he's an insolent 13 year old at best. His wealth was not earned but he none the less has access to seemingly unlimited funds via his family's business.

After Arthurs shenanigans get to much publicity for the family business his mother gives him the ultimatum of either marrying a rude woman who only wants a stake in his family's business. Or simply being thrown out on his butt with no more wealth. The choice to be made is a long and hard one...Which is only made even harder when Arthur meets Naomi, a cute lower middle class girl who works as an unlicensed tour guide. Arthur falls head over heels for her and goes about making a relationship with her...Only to later have it ruined.

...Anyway...I don't want to describe the whole movie here for you...But that's the premise. Arthur is a good watch, Its not great and many will argue it doesn't do the original justice...But it is entertaining and worthy of a few good laughs. Don't cut this movie short just because someone on the internet says it's not as good as it should be. Give it a chance. It's an alright comedy.

Reviewed by DrChristers 3 / 10

Better than I expected it to be.....

Despite my best efforts, I didn't hate this film as much as I thought I would. I don't like Russell Brand and I don't like his comedy. Scenes in this film meant to be driven by his comedic talents are dreadful. For example, the scene where he plays with the nail gun then shoots nails into Nick Nolte is more uncomfortable than funny - it's not all down to Brand though, Nolte is also awful in this film. The terrible thing is that his smile is definitely infectious and for the last 1/5 of the film he actually does manage to be likable.

The unlimited money provides some excitement e.g. the Batman mobile and the DeLorean from Back to the Future, Grand Central station empty with acrobats, etc. Actually the settings are well chosen, beautiful and well shot. It doesn't cover up for Brand's clawing personality however. Jennifer Garner (Susan) does psychotic b*tch very well but even the presence of Helen Mirren (Hobson) can't cover for Brand's overacting.

The only bit when I laughed was when a little boy asks Brand if he is a boy or a girl and Brand replies "it doesn't matter". Quite frankly, I'd imagine this interaction is based on real life. What saves this film is Brand getting sober at the end to get the girl, this is of course based on Russell's "Brand". In the last 1/5 of the film Brand managed to win me over to his side with his sobriety and somewhat reigned in acting.

It's an okay film, though only really worth a watch though if you don't have anything else on the player. I was glad that I stuck it out till the end because I didn't hate Brand as much as I did at the beginning of the film.

Reviewed by studioAT 2 / 10

Weak remake

Russell Brand is a questionable character at the best of times, but here he follows in Ricky Gervais' footsteps by being another Brit given their crack at a Hollywood comedy.

And it's a right mess, not a patch on the original. Brand and co try their best, but its a weak script, and Brand tries and fails to make anything out of it.

The only plus points are Helen Mirren and Jennifer Garner.

A dud comedy.

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