Arthur 2: On the Rocks
Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)

This inferior sequel to the 1981 comedy Arthur finds trouble brewing when the father of a woman jilted by Arthur decides to drive the mischievous millionaire into poverty. Feeling the pressure of a pregnant wife and an empty bank account,… More

Directed By:
Rated: PG
Running Time:
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: February 15, 2005
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
13%
Flixster
User Score
31%

Available Online



Critic Score: 13% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times

The excruciating "Arthur 2 on the Rocks" should come with a surgeon general's warning: "This sort of stupidity may sap your will to live or to watch movies ever again."

Full review…
Vincent Canby
New York Times

A doughy, unimaginative spin-off beyond any saving by its two resourceful stars.

Full review…
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A romantic comedy with a fatal flaw: it's rarely funny.

Full review…
Variety Staff
Variety

Not as classy a farce as the original, but still manages to be an amusing romp for most of its length.

Full review…
Rita Kempley
Washington Post

It's not a sequel, it's a relapse.

Full review…
Joanna Berry
Radio Times

Believe it or not, things get even worse as the film moves towards its predictable happy ending. You have been warned.

Full review…
Wally Hammond
Time Out

As funny as a cerebral haemorrhage.

Full review…
Desson Thomson
Washington Post

If "Arthur 2" has any significance, it's to herald -- unwittingly -- the death of the Happy Drunk in the movies.

Full review…
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...one of the most underwhelming sequels in cinematic history.

Full review…
More reviews for Arthur 2: On the Rocks

Flixster Audience Score: 31% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Not so bad like everybody say, Arthur 2 is very inferior from the 1981 hit. At least Dudley Moore, with luck and funny charm save this sequel.
Derek Daniels
Lightning doesn't strike twice as this sequel falls completely flat on its face. A lot of the same from the first movie, but somewhat different in tone.… More
Anthony Lawrie
It's only taken me 21 years to finally watch this film. It's not very good at all but getting to watch some new (for me anyway) footage of Dudley… More
Jason Spencer
Not all that great. It tries really hard to capture the magic of the first one but really doesn't make it.
Dean King
A ok film with some funny moments.
xGary Xx
Dud tries to recreate his only decent film by doing his tiresome comedy drunk schtick again, but realises John Gielgud was the only funny one in it, and… More

More Like This