Review: Arthur the King Film: Inspirational True Story

By 3/26/2024 09:20:00 AM

“Arthur the King” is the story of an unbreakable bond forged between pro adventure racer Michael Light (Mark Wahlberg) and a scrappy street dog companion dubbed Arthur.

Note: I was invited as media to the movie screening. However any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

My Review

Now that “Arthur the King” is in theaters, I hope families take a chance and see it. The films offers a feel good inspirational human experience, along with heartwarming doggie moments.

I had the chance to screen it and enjoyed the peek into Michael Light (Mark Wahlberg) struggle to achieve his goals, along with a look at what goes into being a pro adventure racer.

From training to step by step over the different courses, the film gives viewers a real experience of what Michael and his team had to face. Which included what to do with a stray dog who crosses their path.

From the first meeting, viewers can feel the bond form between Michael and Arthur the dog and how affects the team. Arthur really completes the team and becomes the focus of the film, which leaves viewers with an understanding that winning in life is more then crossing the finish line.


Arthur the King (2024) Official Trailer

Based on an incredible true story from Mikael Lindnord, author of Arthur: The Dog Who Crossed the Jungle to Find a Home.

Based on an incredible true story, ARTHUR THE KING follows Light, desperate for one last chance to win, as he convinces a sponsor to back him and a team of athletes (Simu Liu, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Ali Suliman) for the Adventure Racing World Championship in the Dominican Republic.

Over the course of ten days and 435 miles, the team is pushed to their outer limits of endurance in the race, Arthur redefines what victory, loyalty and friendship truly mean.

Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Simu Liu, Juliet Rylance, Nathalie Emmanuel, Ali Suliman, with Bear Grylls as Himself, and Paul Guilfoyle

Directed by: Simon Cellan Jones
Screenplay by: Michael Brandt
Based upon: The book Arthur: The Dog Who Crossed the Jungle to Find a Home by Mikael Lindnord
Produced by: Tucker Tooley, Mark Canton, Courtney Solomon, Tessa Tooley, Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson

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  1. This looks super cute. We have a labradoodle and I know my young kiddos would love this. Patricia