Arthur the King

critic Reviews

, 69% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • It's hard to deny Arthur the King's ability to tug at the heartstrings, although it may have been more effective if it had taken a subtler approach.
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    Kyle SmithWall Street Journal
    Film by film, Mr. Wahlberg is using his pull to create a tribute to the world’s tough, decent, humble working guys.
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    Lindsey BahrAssociated Press
    Maybe the movie will direct some eyes toward the existence of the Arthur Foundation, but while the movie goes down easy enough it is, on the whole, a bit unsatisfying.
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    Nell MinowRogerEbert.com
    The movie reminds us that we should pay close attention to the goals we set for ourselves, to decide whether achieving them will really give us what we are hoping for and what it means to win.
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    Katie WalshTribune News Service
    It’s fairly standard heartwarming dog fare, often treacly... but edged up with vibrant, handheld cinematography by Jacques Jouffret that gives the film a more adult, action-oriented feel
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    Noah BerlatskyChicago Reader
    Watching Arthur the King grab this meatball of a film in his jaws and scurry off with it is a surprisingly pleasing way to spend an hour and a half.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    [Simon Cellan Jones] uses the dog to really tug at the audience's heartstrings in increasingly manipulative ways, filling in emotional holes that are otherwise overlooked in the script.
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    Jonathan SimComingSoon.net
    This is not the great film it should have been, and it really could have been something with the right direction.
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    Sebastian Zavala KahnMe gusta el cine
    It does nothing that we would not expect from an experience of this kind, developing its narrative in a dutiful way, and extracting a couple of tears to certain members of the audience. Full review in Spanish.
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    Gopinath RajendranThe Hindu
    An admirable tale of resilience and unlikely friendships...
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    Dhaval RoyThe Times of India
    Mark Wahlberg delivers a powerful performance as the out-of-luck captain who wants to make a comeback no matter what.
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