Arthur Christmas

2011

Arthur Christmas

Critics Consensus

Aardman Animations broadens their humor a bit for Arthur Christmas, a clever and earnest holiday film with surprising emotional strength.

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Total Count: 167

76%

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The 3D, CG-animated family comedy Arthur Christmas, an Aardman production for Sony Pictures Animation, at last reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to every child's question: 'So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?' The answer: Santa's exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole. But at the heart of the film is a story with the ingredients of a Christmas classic - a family in a state of comic dysfunction and an unlikely hero, Arthur, with an urgent mission that must be completed before Christmas morning dawns. -- (C) Sony Pictures

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Audience Reviews for Arthur Christmas

  • Dec 13, 2015
    I am not sure why I have not seen this film until now. A superb Christmas movie full of warmth, humour and festive magic. Check it out.
    Ian W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 17, 2015
    Inventive Brit bit about the life at the North Pole where the Claus family is at odds with one another, each with their own particular and opposing viewpoints. Can they leave their differences and unite to save Christmas? Of course they do, its a Christmas movie f'cryingoutloud. The fun is in the getting there, and there's plenty of that here. You will believe a reindeer can fly. No, really. They can. Its how Santa gets around. Whatta you mean you don't believe?!?
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Dec 31, 2014
    Humor, wit and humanity abound in this bright Christmas gem. It's a wonderfully innovative Christmas story with fantastic animation and great voice talent. I found it quite enjoyable.
    Christian C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 13, 2014
    I personally encourage Sarah Smith to work independently... Sony Pictures Animation is a very uneven studio. Their quality varies throughout the time, and they do not seem to be engaging in the learning curve, that is, which each new project, they do not seem to learn how to adapt themselves to the new times. That means that each new project they release require an act of faith from the audience, given the unpredictability of the final outcome. Some Harry Potter cast actresses and actors along with other some famous names were not enough to make of this something even entertaining. In the end, it comes as an absolutely unforgettable ride with forced humor, failed sentimentalism and the most disturbing features of all: Justin Bieber singing in the ending credits!! Oh, shit! Cover your ears and run! 46/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer

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