Arthur Christmas
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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 in one night?' The answer: Santa's exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole. But at the heart of the film is a story with the ingredients of a Christmas classic - a family in a state of comic dysfunction and an unlikely hero, Arthur, with an urgent mission that must be completed before Christmas morning dawns. -- (C)… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's as bright and twinkling as a Christmas tree, decked with warmth and humor."
‑ Amy Biancolli, San Francisco Chronicle
"The movie fails utterly at coming up with a story that merits all the eye candy."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"The warmth of tone and CGI spectacle ultimately wins out."
‑ Matt Risley, IGN Movies
"Bah humbug!"
‑ Glenn Dunks, Trespass
"Arthur Christmas will snuggle you up into a big, hearty festive cuddle and refuse to put you down until you've hugged it back."
‑ Ali Gray,
"It's busy but buoyant, and it honors the tradition of giving with wit and style."
‑ Bruce Diones, New Yorker
"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."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"A film that kids and grown-ups can enjoy in equal measure."
‑ Chris Knight, National Post
"A new Christmas classic."
‑ Andy Lea, Daily Star
"There are moments of charm and it is a sweet story which kids might find entertaining enough, but chances are they will become just as restless as my crowd as the film stretches on."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"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."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"Everything you see in Arthur Christmas is fashioned in the service of telling a story ... brilliantly"
‑ Kathleen Murphy, MSN Movies
"This animated feature from Aardman and Sony Pictures Animation is a feel-good family film with spunk and originality, the kind that has not been seen since the first of The Santa Clause franchise."
‑ Maryann Koopman Kelly, Paste Magazine
"The Aardman animators know a thing or three about sight gags and throw-away lines, and they pile up quickly, here."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"Arthur Christmas is a smart, funny, heartwarming story that will have you smile from ear-to-ear for the film's duration."
‑ Kristal Cooper, We Got This Covered
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