Arthur 1981

Critics score:
90 / 100

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Vincent Canby, New York Times: Mr. Gordon's screenplay is full of funny things, and it's beautifully paced, but it's the performances that give the picture its true classiness. Read more

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader: So little care has gone into the characterizations, the structure, and the situations that the film merely feints at significant comedy. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Only someone with a heart of stone could fail to love a drunk like Arthur Bach. Read more

Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine: Moviegoers are hereby alerted to some good fun. Read more

Geoff Andrew, Time Out: Overrated one-joke comedy. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Arthur is a sparkling entertainment which attempts, with a large measure of success, to resurrect the amusingly artificial conventions of 1930s screwball romantic comedies. Read more