Arthur Newman
Arthur Newman (2013)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 3, 2013
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Critic Score: 20% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com

An offbeat, sometimes self-congratulatory road movie romance.

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Jen Chaney
Washington Post

Well-acted but ultimately unmemorable ...

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

Completely disposable ...

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

They embark on one of those maundering, life-lessony odysseys that filmmakers love but audiences rarely do.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

The film equivalent of a dysfunctional computer sloppily assembled from discarded parts of other machines.

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express

A film that fails to make the most of a good cast and a great premise.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

One of those many indies that exist to give actors a chance to go slumming.

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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

A bland and baffling oddity ...

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Flixster Audience Score: 26% Flixster User Reviews
Bathsheba Monk
This got off to a slow start...painfully slow. If it ever picked up I don't know cause I bailed.
Cameron Johnson
It's a film about a man named Wallace Avery - who takes on the identity of Arthur Newman - that stars Colin Firth and Emily Blunt, so, come one, just how… More
Cynthia S.
An interesting film, with two of my favorite actors. Rather slow at times. I put off watching this movie due to the bad reviews, and listless quality of the… More
Manu Gino
If you don't have a life, get someone else's. Good Film! This is both a downer movie with two unhappy leads trying to survive their lives and a… More