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Arthur Christmas

Overview


Genre :

Animation, Comedy

Release Date :

November 23, 2011

MPAA Rating :

PG

Director :

Sarah Smith, Barry Cook

Starring :

James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Ashley Jensen, Miggie Donahoe, Laura Linney

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

“..visually, Arthur Christmas is splendidly state-of-the-art and vividly appointed right down to the tiniest detail..”
by Michael Rechtshaffen [Hollywood Reporter]
4 of 5

“..there are some neat jokes to keep viewers of all ages amused..”
by Graham Young [Birmingham Mail]
3 of 4

“..spirited, comically chaotic and adorably anarchic addition to the world’s over-supply of holiday cartoons..”
by Roger Moore [Orlando Sentinel]
3 of 4

“..simultaneously boasting a goofy elasticity and verve that match the story's rambunctious soul..”
by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
2 of 4

“..none of the characters is very memorable and in the end..”
by Alistair Harkness [Scotsman]
4 of 5

“..joyful and tremendously funny spin on Santa as a story of family dysfunction..”
by Katey Rich [CinemaBlend.com]
4 of 5

“..it's playful, observant, sentimental without being slushy, and boasts the kind of jokes that will still sound funny when your children or younger relatives quote them in April..”
by Robbie Collin [Daily Telegraph]
3 of 5

“..inspired and breathtakingly inventive..”
by Karen Krizanovich [Radio Times]
3 of 4

“..detailed, and ingeniously designed storytelling..”
by Peter Keough [Boston Phoenix]
“..creative explanations and a brisk computer-animated adventure clever enough to become essential yuletide viewing..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]
“..an odd Anglo-American collaboration that will bring a little brief happiness to undemanding children..”
by Philip French [Observer [UK]]
Review rate : A-

“..a superior family entertainment that will hopefully connect with a large audience despite its inherent Britishness..”
by Emanuel Levy [Emanuel Levy.com]
3 of 5

“..a smart script wrapped up in some nifty 3D visuals make this a highly enjoyable early Christmas present..”
by Alex Zane [Sun Online]

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