Time Out says
That said, the female roles, the weakest element in the original, get a makeover, with Jennifer Garner effective as the grasping nouvelle riche earmarked for Brand’s dynastic marriage, and mumblecore sweetheart Greta Gerwig stealing the show as the illegal tour guide who’s the kooky-yet-endearing object of the hero’s affections. Gerwig is more relaxed than anyone, not least Helen Mirren, who can’t work out whether her nanny role is bitchy or serious, probably because the writing has de-clawed the John Gielgud character and ripped the heart from the story. The passage of time has brought us a blander, more responsible ‘Arthur’ with far fewer laughs and, be warned, a painful update on the classic Burt Bacharach title tune over the end credits.
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