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Summary: Arthur Christmas 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 center of the film is a story about 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. (Sony Pictures)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Family/Kids, Animation

Country: UK, USA

Directed By: Sarah Smith

Written By: Sarah Smith, Peter Baynham

Starring: Joan Cusack, Jim Broadbent, Michael Palin, James McAvoy, Robbie Coltrane, Imelda Staunton, Bill Nighy, Hugh Laurie, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Eva Longoria, Ashley Jensen, Ramona Marquez

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Arthur Christmas belongs to 31 collections
1. Female Directors (public: moderated by PeaceAnarchy - 55 stars)
2. CGI Animation (public: moderated by Grit - 7 stars)
3. Christmas (your public collection - 7 stars) | remove from collection
4. Holiday Specials (public: moderated by Ununnilium - 5 stars)
5. Aardman (public: moderated by Grit - 1 star)
6. Globetrotting (public: moderated by td888 - 1 star)
7. To Watch (public: moderated by Temptershell)
8. Netflix instant LATAM (public: moderated by Roman_Herbom)
9. Golden Globe Nominee 2011 (private: Ross - 1 star)
10. Women Directors (private: drh - 1 star)
11. Best of 2011: National Media (private: dgeiser13)
12. 2011 Missing (private: mg7film)


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Rachel Rachel
20T1
Empsall
61T2
ItsaMyRAGE
87T7
AgentSnipe AgentSnipe
82T7
Delightful family film. Who knows if it will ever become a holiday classic, but it has every right to be.
matGuy3 matGuy3
4T7
LouisMazzini LouisMazzini
71T5
davidbmunoz
67T5
korbenPL korbenPL
60T9
dst7175 dst7175
69T6
EricDSnider2 EricDSnider2
88T9
Mashu
68T5
moodeuce
70T6
AVclub
9T9
myfavchords
76T5
This is a fun Christmas movie with a nice, original script. There is a nice range of actors who do the voice work in this film. There are some funny moments as well in this story. I would recommend this fun movie.
gregmnewman
70T5
critickerlan
89T6
Ryan_Lueders Ryan Lueders (ReelRyan)
79T6
A really cute Christmas movie with fun voice acting from great stars such as Jim Broadbent, James McAvoy, Bill Nighy and Hugh Laurie. My only complaint about this movie is the over-use of the hyper militarized elves that have been done before in other animated films to show how high tech and subversive the Operation Christmas can be. Granted, it was quite funny at times. I really loved the gift wrapping elf, she was great and the crazy old Grandsanta. A cute film for sure for the holidays.
LiamE
75T7
tinysausage tinysausage
70T5
Camerastate
85T9
Matthew_Parkinson Matthew Parkinson (The Escapist)
70T8
braddad68
92T7
Ross Ross
75T8
Instant Christmas classic! Arthur Christmas is a much needed supplement to the very weak genre of Christmas films. A good and sweat story with beautiful animations.
KasperL KasperL
75T8
Energetic. Funny. Sweet.
bktan
87T10
imdb imdb
71T8
mynameisdoug mynameisdoug
80T7
ThiagoAP ThiagoA.P.
65T3
burkayadalig burkayadalig
81T7
One of the funniest animations ive ever seen, great jokes which are definitely intended for an adult audience... characters are more developed than most movies ive seen in 2011
cllippolis
71T6
bprosser10
2T1
Siyad Siyad
25T7
Nick_Hamden Nick Hamden (Gorgon Reviews)
40T3
I thought this was a horrible Christmas tale, trying to force certain morals on us that just don't make too much sense. [Full Review]
Solacy Solacy
57T4
Lax
70T7
ebr ebr
45T4
juliomadiaga
83T4
TroyCampbell
70T6
Farooqfish5
100T10
antidood1 antidood1
65T5
vp_3 vp-3
60T3
InnocentZ Innocent_Z
10T1
abesempire
85T5
ewalters
69T3
This all star cast led, James Bond style movie is crammed so full of cheesy corny moments I felt bloated and ill. Failed to live up to the hype.
bjm1251
66T3
konrad401 konrad401
65T3
akilan
60T3
damaged
66T3
RaymundLi RaymundLi
50T3
The fact that I preferred Steve's cold hard efficiency over Arthur's well-meaning but bumbling and naive earnestness means something's not quite right with this otherwise decently made animated film.
ifragment ifragment
74T6
mertgurul mertgurul
47T2
Ross8992
70T2
paulduncan
70T6
Sefa Koca
80T4
Samiblah
83T7
strenzi strenzi
60T5
SlantMag SlantMag
30T8
"Old-school holiday goodwill trumps modern high-tech impersonality in Arthur Christmas." - Nick Schager
naeim naeim
84T8
Sheldrake Sheldrake
80T9
Prism
71T6
Hangarl
70T8
Aardwark Aardwark
80T8
mallamp
60T3
gracesake gracesake
80T7
joelbrandt joelbrandt
72T6
A unique take on the Santa story that cleverly contorts it into the realm of realism; the high-tech vs. old school, productivity vs. personal touch themes that arise from this fun setting make the premise even more engaging (and hilarious; Nighy's "back in my day" Grandsanta is a riot). A simple adventure plot is constructed from here with more than enough wacky humour and slapstick to keep you smiling, and with fairly nuanced family character studies thrown in to add some heart too.
ozgunk ozgunk
60T5
Fun little animation. Arthur is incredibly lovable ;)
hattrik
83T6
darayoush
95T4
SirRobbie SirRobbie
80T9
Creative and with a ton of heart - the definition of Aardman studios.
kino.dk
45T9
norvaljones norval_jones
77T6
theWizard_ii theWizard
2T2
C12H17N2O4P C12H17N2O4P
70T5
Deazz Deazz
75T6
Invi Invi
65T2
Bo_Berry Bo Berry
80T6
musicman0976
85T7
SeveredSick SeveredSick
92T8
eCitizen eCitizen
70T7
Beautiful animation and cute. I was put off by the alien-like space ship delivery system using a super futuristic high tech explanation. The extended Santa family was also a very odd addition. Son Arthur was a sweet sometimes bumbling character with the best of intentions. His brother more of a military man. A feeble absentminded Santa. And an out of touch old retired Grandpa Santa. Strange cast of characters indeed. Sometimes funny, and entertaining but a quite unconventional Christmas story.
Walser14 Walser14
85T5
Warren Warren
60T2
patman patman
53T3
Infenso paah
60T4
catfacer catfacer
49T4
Wiche Wiche
72T6
Surprisingly good. A very new and refreshing story about Christmass which was charming, warm and modern all at the same time.
Eagle_X Eagle-X
71T8
jokevv jokevv
70T6
Audrius Audrius
5T6
It was a good movie. Obviously it was made for kids but are watchable for adults. Why? It had jokes which many movies don't have these days. It was really funny. Especially the part when I saw these words on a sled - "Chimney lub". I was laughing my ass off at that. Adults will get a point of majority jokes there.
Gopherguy
70T5
bita bita
86T7
rohan1987
100T6
Adobe Slats
36T4
kosmasp
80T8
seatsniffer
88T8
kurisu1974 kurisu1974
60T4
arirang arirang
83T4
joeheath11
88T8
loved it, got a little predictable towards end, but that's really being harsh
PurpleCow17
48T3
Teovern Teovern
86T10
Asgarth NhanLa
70T6
Alucard979
60T5
tielardurdin
75T5
JLFM JLFM
78T8
It's funny, it's cute, it's warm. What more could you ask of a Christmas film?
fredericg54 frederic_g54
7T6
You know you have a problem when every supporting character is more interesting than the titular one. What I did enjoy was its humour and relentlessly over-the-top spirit, endowing an otherwise typical affair with an extravagantly festive edge. Yey !
Kerfoot32 Kerfoot32
38T5
besmin
1T1
Swinger Swinger
70T7
Vmfs
7T6
rikredwolf
65T1
RealMacgyver RealMacgyver
90T10
Christmas movies have been a bit lacking the last few years. Think this one has earned a place in the perennials along with the first two Die Hards and Gremlins.
MaQuaid89
90T8
gogolit gogolit
1T1
Horrible high tech military Santa that's takes all the magic away in place of explainable scientific tech
BlackFrost
74T5
denial
75T7
scarletspeed scarletspeed
63T7
pjdevitt
82T5
FlashCalahan
70T6
Jarmann Jarmann
80T7
Wezzo Wezzo
85T7
Beautiful, imaginative and far more involving than a lot of recent Hollywood animation.
alwayssummer alwayssummer
89T9
Very funny and a good story. Will become a Christmas regular, I'm sure.
roofsrunner roofs_runner
80T6
Fantastic Christmas story. I nearly laughed off my ass.
jcs
81T6
felipelahm felipelahm
49T3
Well, this old-school, optimistic and good-hearted animation fails at almost every point -- from the lack of charisma of the main character, silly, just too silly, to the completely lazy and uneven script. Come on, Aardman, come on...
k-pax
47T3
10kfilms
67T7
Colten97
90T5
filmaffinity filmaffinity
68T8
kagandirdim
65T4
DougCollins DougCollins
95T9
DAND Leonardis
95T9
Arthur Christmas is a good animated imaginative and creative movie that will entertain people of all ages. One of the best animated films yet.
Naneli Naneli
60T3
letsgohoe letsgohoe
60T4
Ag0stoMesmer Ag0stoMesmer
1T3
The obligatory children's-film family-conflict here is -annoyingly recognisably voiced- aristocrats arguing over the succession of a multi-national. It's a militaristic combination of NASA, Amazon and the sacred mosque (https://youtu.be/roowHfnpmb8) staffed by dilligent, hardworking elves who -obviously- can't do anything without their masters. Despite pretending to be all Christmas/family sentimentality the winner is the one who helps them reach "100% efficiency!" -the true meaning of...
jcrosby jcrosby
70T5
p0l4rf0x
8T8
TheDude1973 TheDude1973
75T8
ECSR
9T9
momothepeach momothepeach
48T2
umurtas umurtas
75T7
abouhelier
90T7
logan81
83T3
strangelime
75T4
sheepslasher sheepslasher
4T9
k6lar
65T4
tunasky
80T6
JackRyan2014 JackRyan2014
70T8
ryan-craven
70T5
Nroo Nroo
70T6
alexwade alex_wade
75T8
nequient
89T9
Onderhond
60T6
IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
72T6
ROSBB
8T8
sunhill
72T4
YJLcool
70T6
XellosPY
60T5
xzf620
88T7
augustin.p
70T8
adamja
67T6
dcatcher dcatcher
55T4
slyr
80T4
bentien
58T5
anzej_panzej anzej panzej
5T2
Loop
83T6
ResIpsa
80T8
Choni Choni
89T9
PassTheSalt PassTheSalt
35T4
andresg
70T5
Kimmie Kimmie
80T7
lojze
43T5
pabloandrea
70T8
schizotoast schizotoast
50T3
nickv nickv
63T5
Deevayy
90T10
sahineru
67T3
margot margot
44T3
hughesj11
76T7
alakota alakota
70T4
kidmaniac kidmaniac
65T5
frankswild frankswild
65T5
e-ball
64T4
Meta_Critic Meta Critic
69T8
AaronTDI
80T7
DMCrimson DMCrimson
70T3
NerfHerderEX
75T5
aerrich
60T7
Shora
70T3
amesyclarke
70T7
asgeirhuns asgeirhuns
6T4
RowBean
80T6
mchen
5T2
BenWade
85T8
radumsmn radumsmn
77T9
Choco_91
72T7
70T8
boothmillard
50T3
FlashCallaha
70T6
philivan philivan
80T7
freemantle85
98T9
MentalCritic MentalCritic
72T7
Bulldoggen Bulldoggen
60T5
hubies hubies
75T7
thorn969
78T5
Not particularly memorable. Arthur is a fine character and the movie is fine, just not particularly good.
westborn westborn
72T7
spoko spoko
91T9
Achk
6T6
Knackys Knackys
65T7
innerscar
5T5
drh
50T4
DaeSanye DaeSanye
5T4
WBadger WBadger
40T2
Dalboz Dalboz
83T7
MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
31T4
Gody85 Gody85
42T4
thundercat
60T6
Georgija Georgija
80T6
donmezsefa donmezsefa
70T7
doctordave doctordave
75T7
PietHeijn PietHeijn
40T2
FR6 FR6
70T6
jamesford
88T6
cengaveri
68T5
TheDave
50T6
Paudie Paudie
35T3
kangadoodoo kangadoodoo
40T2
Corbad Corbad
76T7
Arthur is the perfect lead for a Christmas film: joyful, innocent, and goofy with a touch of sensitivity and determination. He carries the film into above-average Christmas fare with support from his hilarious English grandpa.
DavidJohnson DavidJohnson
65T4
Not bad for a Christmas movie. Usually they are pretty generic and boring. At least this was something new and interesting, but in the end, still predictable. Some of the stuff on the sled felt stressful, and not really in a good way. Also I don't quite understand what the message it. "Technology is evil"? You can tell it was written by people afraid of change. The way Steve was doing things was a lot more efficient and he should be applauded, not made out to be somewhat of a villain.
avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
55T6
SickForay SickForay
70T6
filmaholic filmaholic
70T6
interworld
4T10
matthew-brad
90T9
DBibby DBibby
65T4
JB11sos
65T5
megandsmith
85T6
k0stasp1
50T6
XakkMaster XakkMaster
80T7
An interesting take on the legend of Santa Claus, heartwarming and very funny. Great voice acting!
Master2Nena
45T3
mdsmith526
80T6
clive
9T6
woofat
64T3
DocBrowne
83T8
SeanBerndorff SeanBerndorff
45T3
Okkervil Okkervil
66T6
An undeniably warm and charming childrens movie. Well animated, well voiced, with plenty of silliness for the little'uns and plenty of sly, fleeting one-lines for the big'uns! Entertaining.
Stera Stera
55T7
Liverpoole TarantinOle
43T2
Kylos609
81T6
robbie3012
3T2
sunka sunka
5T2
Telemecus
53T7
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