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

In this sequel to the 1981 hit comedy Arthur, the story picks up where it left off with the bibulous millionaire hero (Dudley Moore) marrying poverty-stricken Linda Marolla (Liza Minnelli) instead of going through with a prearranged wealthy… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: July 8, 1988
DVD Release Date: February 15, 2005
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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."

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

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

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TV Guide

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

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Variety Staff

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

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

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

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Jo Berry
Radio Times

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

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Wally Hammond
Time Out

As funny as a cerebral haemorrhage.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

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

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews of the most underwhelming sequels in cinematic history.

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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.
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
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

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