Arthur and the Invisibles (Arthur and the Minimoys)
Arthur and the Invisibles (Arthur and the Minimoys) (2007)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 12, 2007
DVD Release Date: May 15, 2007
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Critic Score: 21% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Arthur wastes its big-name voice talent on a predictable script and substandard CG animation.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Strange and kind of meandering.

Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly

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.

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Fernando F. Croce

A candy-colored fusion of Dahl, Dr. Seuss and the director's own mischeviousness

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Stephen Garrett
Time Out

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.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

While technically polished and adequately executed Arthur, like most of Besson's movies, is a strangely soulless experience.

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Scott Collura
IGN Movies

Is it time for director Luc Besson to become invisible too?

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Derek Adams
Time Out

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.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Anton Bitel

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Michael Edwards
they take the animation very seriously with this film and the end result is a pretty entertaining film thats not saying it was good but it had enough cheese… More
Sanjaya 丘耀文
Luc Besson make a pretty good movie that combines the real world and the animation world... The animation itself was pretty good, yet the story was easy to… More
Dead Angel
The movie seemed a little bit rushed to me. It's basically a good one for the kids. And the character "Maltazard" reminded me of… More
Dean McKenna
Fantastic and dazzling new combination of live-action and ground-breaking CGI technology in this magical tale. The Minimoys, a tiny people living in harmony… More
KJ Proulx
I thought that it was inventive and from going to animation from real life was a real cool treat! It seemed like it was going back and forth into two different… More
Aliyanto Latip
Not bad for a combination of animated & realistic characters. Quite long not watching this kind of movie!