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Arthur and the Invisibles (Arthur and the Minimoys)
On the heels of his first foray into romantic comedy, versatile French filmmaker Luc Besson breaks new ground yet again with this computer-animated, family-friendly adaptation of his own children's book Arthur and the Minimoys. Arthur is a wide-eyed ten-year-old whose vivid imagination is fueled by the colorful bedtime stories his grandmother reads to him each night. His dreams are filled with images of African tribes and the remarkable inventions detailed in the enigmatic book that his grandfather left behind after mysteriously disappearing four years ago. Arthur and his family are in… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 21%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Strange and kind of meandering."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Luc Besson has made a fair share of artfully bad movies. Arthur and the Invisibles -- half-live-action, half-CG kid's adventure -- is (by a hair) more bad-bad, like The Fifth Element, than good-bad, like The Big Blue."
‑ Gregory Kirschling, Entertainment Weekly
"A candy-colored fusion of Dahl, Dr. Seuss and the director's own mischeviousness"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Uma fábula divertida e inocente que conta com uma eficiente animação digital e traz Besson em um bom momento, o que é algo cada vez mais raro."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"The Minimoys are teeny-weeny kind folk with a keen fashion sense and a wicked-cool lair. They're just like what the Borrowers would have been like if they had lived in the field behind the Urban Outfitters production factory."
‑ Uri Lessing,
"A lazy fairy-tale pastiche reveling in mite-size cherubs, which cribs from gnomic mythology, elvish lore, Harry Potter, Arthurian legend and can't-pay-the-rent melodrama."
‑ Stephen Garrett, Time Out New York
"While technically polished and adequately executed Arthur, like most of Besson's movies, is a strangely soulless experience."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"Is it time for director Luc Besson to become invisible too?"
‑ Scott Collura, IGN Movies
"In a year when a lot of big-screen animation felt like it came rolling off the video game assembly line, a little originality goes a long way."
‑ Brian Tallerico, UGO
"Here is an overproduced, oversugared semi-animated children's fantasy adventure from Luc Besson that made me want to cringe into my plush seat, never to re-emerge."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Luc Besson's half-baked live-action/animated fantasy looks like it was invented on the hoof: it's erratically plotted, poorly animated, overly derivative and too insufferably cute to interest anyone above undemanding toddler age."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"Besson is a pro when it comes to action movies, but this part live, part animation effort is a mess, highlighted by creepy animation, derivative plot points and a child star who speaks way too fast."
‑ Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
"In a clear-cut case of arrested development, the film that crowns Luc Besson's career is a magical phantasmagoria for the kids, and a derivative mess for their parents."
‑ Anton Bitel, Film4
"Things unfold in rote fashion, with nature-based gadgetry no more clever than those of The Flintstones."
‑ Frank Lovece, Film Journal International
"Brightly coloured fantasy adventure with a decent premise, but the animated sections don't really work, despite the efforts of a talented cast."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
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