Arthur Christmas
Arthur Christmas (2011)

The 3D, CG-animated family comedy Arthur Christmas, an Aardman production for Sony Pictures Animation, at last reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to every child's question: 'So how does Santa deliver all those presents… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 6, 2012
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Aardman Animations broadens their humor a bit for Arthur Christmas, a clever and earnest holiday film with surprising emotional strength.

Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle

It's as bright and twinkling as a Christmas tree, decked with warmth and humor.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

The movie fails utterly at coming up with a story that merits all the eye candy.

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Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)

Don't go expecting a sequel, but do go expecting all the unforced festive spirit you could hope for.

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Bruce Diones
New Yorker

It's busy but buoyant, and it honors the tradition of giving with wit and style.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

With a clever script that successfully updates many Christmas myths and dialogue that crackles with sophisticated wit, this movie offers the kind of pre-holiday experience that parents and children alike will appreciate.

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Jake Wilson
Sydney Morning Herald

Parents may shed a nostalgic tear or two, while their children can enjoy spotting all the witty visual details.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

The action is swift and witty, and the 3-D effects are imaginative and not simply tacked on as with so many animated movies these days.

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Kathleen Murphy
MSN Movies

Everything you see in Arthur Christmas is fashioned in the service of telling a story ... brilliantly

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Mike Scott
Times-Picayune

Aimed squarely at children, but painless to keep grown-ups from checking their watches.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Sam Barnett
Though lacking the technical wizardry of other contemporary animated movies, Arthur Christmas is tightly scripted, creative and witty in surprising ways (which… More
Josh Lewis
A wonderfully inventive holiday film with fantastic animation and a story that rivals Pixar in tenderness and heartfelt moments. This is another animated movie… More
Anthony Lawrie
Hurrah, a new and original Christmas film to join the very few really good Christmas films list. I loved the idea of each Santa handing down the responsibility… More
Cynthia S.
This rather charming, and funny, little animated feature takes a little bit to get going. But, when it does, it is absolutely wonderful! This was one of the… More
danny d
much has been made of this film as a Christmas gem, a future classic. this is a very fun movie, but a bit chaotic, a good film, but not really as good as the… More
Graham Jones
My wife got this for my daughter and her to watch and I didn't plan on watching it. An hour and a half later, I realized that I never got off the couch. A… More

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