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Arthur Newman (2013)

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Average Rating: 5.1/10
Reviews Counted: 41
Fresh: 10 | Rotten: 31

Despite the natural charisma of its leads, Arthur Newman does little with its intriguing setup, and the result is bland and unconvincing.

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Average Rating: 4.7/10
Critic Reviews: 15
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 15

Despite the natural charisma of its leads, Arthur Newman does little with its intriguing setup, and the result is bland and unconvincing.

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Wallace Avery (Colin Firth) is tired of his existence. Divorced, disconnected from his young son, dissatisfied with his love life, depressed and in the doldrums of middle age, he decides to make a radical change by walking away from his old life. He buys a new identity and hits the road as Arthur Newman to begin life anew, bound for Terre Haute, Indiana, where he dreams of reinventing himself as a golf pro at a tiny country club. But his road trip is derailed by the entrance of Michaela "Mike"

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Drama, Romance, Comedy

Becky Johnston

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All Critics (41) | Top Critics (15) | Fresh (10) | Rotten (31)

An offbeat, sometimes self-congratulatory road movie romance.

April 26, 2013 Full Review Source: Richard Roeper.com
Richard Roeper.com
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They embark on one of those maundering, life-lessony odysseys that filmmakers love but audiences rarely do.

April 26, 2013 Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor
Christian Science Monitor
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One of those many indies that exist to give actors a chance to go slumming.

April 26, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Post
New York Post
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Well-acted but ultimately unmemorable ...

April 26, 2013 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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The film equivalent of a dysfunctional computer sloppily assembled from discarded parts of other machines.

April 25, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
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The promise it begins with doesn't pay off. And while "Arthur Newman" is not a complete disaster, it does leave you wishing the romance and the ride had been a whole lot smoother.

April 25, 2013 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
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Obviously the theme of "Arthur Newman" is the American dream of starting over, but Johnston's screenplay hits it so obviously that it loses its resonance.

April 29, 2013 Full Review Source: Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

A strange film about dysfunctional people directed with good pace by Dante Ariola in his feature film debut highlighted by fine performances by Colin Firth and Emily Blunt.

April 27, 2013 Full Review Source: Tolucan Times
Tolucan Times

Academy-award winner Colin Firth seems to be doing someone a favor by agreeing to play Walter Avery/Arthur Newman.

April 27, 2013 Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews
Reeling Reviews

Ariola can't keep the proceedings moving forward, wallowing in the blue mood for far too long. It makes a decent movie with something to share about the exhaustion of defense mechanisms into a slog that leaves its actors high and dry.

April 26, 2013 Full Review Source: Blu-ray.com
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Firth and Blunt give life (and flawless American accents) to this restrained, and occasionally bland, road trip flick.

April 26, 2013 Full Review Source: Big Hollywood
Big Hollywood

Firth's performance alone would have been enough to hail this film by director Dante Ariola. Toss in an equally powerful performance by Blunt, and the film turns to a masterwork of acting.

April 26, 2013 Full Review Source: Fresno Bee
Fresno Bee

Often-somber drama has language, sex, drinking.

April 26, 2013 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

This is a decidedly minor effort, directed by Dante Ariola with a bland, generic eye, missing the pathos of interesting drama and the charm of quality romantic cinema.

April 26, 2013 Full Review Source: amNewYork
amNewYork

A slow, lethargic journey to nowhere, full of pseudo-profound dialogue and generic indie-drama plotting.

April 26, 2013 Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly
Las Vegas Weekly

If anything, Arthur Newman is a reminder that some lonely people are lonely for a good reason.

April 25, 2013 Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies
Mark Reviews Movies

Without a satisfying finale, Arthur Newman might come across as just an acting exercise. If so, it's still an impressive one.

April 25, 2013 Full Review Source: CraveOnline
CraveOnline

Audience Reviews for Arthur Newman

Great performances from Firth and Blunt. Great characters and a strong script. Really enjoyed it, see it for yourself!
April 29, 2013
Was surprised to see the negative buzz! Colin Firth and Emily Blunt were excellent, the story was fun. See it before you judge.
April 29, 2013
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