Friday, 8 April 2011

Is Brand's Arthur a dud offer from The Times?

Subscribers to the The Times Online are being offered the chance to claim tickets to see previews of Russell Brand's new film, the remake of Arthur which starred Dudley Moore.

But, as many nationals reported yesterday, the film was panned by US critics when it opened on Tuesday.

The Mail reported that writing on the Huffington Post website, film critic Marshall Fine slammed Brand saying: "If anything, this movie should put a nail in the coffin of Russell Brand's career as a movie comic because, well, the guy's just not that funny. Particularly not when he assays an entire role in that high, whiny, little-boy voice that he uses here."

The Telegraph quoted Entertainment Weekly: "I really started to wonder: Why are we sitting and watching this dithering, half-cocked egomaniac?"

The Sun story was headlined: Russell Brand is panned over Dud remake.

Sounds like Arthur belongs behind a paywall so that film fans can't see it.

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