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Kramer vs. Kramer Reviews

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Top Critic
Kathleen Carroll
New York Daily News
February 21, 2015
Kramer vs. Kramer is greatly enriched by its exceptional cast.
Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media
February 11, 2014
Sensitive, truthful look at the breakup of a family.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Ralph Novak
People Magazine
January 17, 2014
There is so seldom even one great performance in a movie that three is too much to expect. For that reason alone, this story of a couple battling for custody of their young son is a remarkable achievement.
David Parkinson
Radio Times
January 17, 2014
What could so easily have become something false and tacky is handled with truth and restraint.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Peter Rainer
Los Angeles Times
February 19, 2013
It's an interesting movie to look back on for its attitudes: In the guise of being a consciousness-raiser it plumps for male tenderness and demonizes the mother who can't recognize how far her workaholic ex-hubbie has come.
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Dale Pollock
Variety
February 6, 2013
Kramer Vs. Kramer is a perceptive, touching, intelligent film about one of the raw sores of contemporary America, the dissolution of the family unit.
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
February 6, 2013
Like a few other recent movies, it takes a serious look at problems faced in real people in real life -- family conflicts, personality problems, childrearing dilemmas.
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
February 6, 2013
Benton's direction must first be praised for his choice of actors and his collaboration with them.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
April 24, 2012
Benton's Oscar-winning film, a middlebrow family melodrama, well acted by Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep, reflected the new positions and struggles of women in American society.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Frank Rich
TIME Magazine
February 24, 2010
Benton gives his film its depth and complexity by challenging the audience's preconceptions and snap opinions at every turn.
Don Willmott
Filmcritic.com
November 14, 2008
it remains one of the most compelling films of the decade, even if time has tarnished a bit of its sheen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Film4
February 20, 2008
Oscar-dominating 1970s weepie that is just waiting to be rediscovered.

Empire Magazine
February 20, 2008
Hugely popular on its initial release, this looks, in retrospect, like nothing much more than a glossy soap passed off as serious drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Film Threat
July 13, 2007
This excellent struggle of a dad to keep his son by his side is a pure classic, with Hoffman at his best.
| Original Score: 5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 26, 2007
Another in a long list of those overrated Oscar winners for Best Picture.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Michael Booth
Denver Post
February 2, 2007
Kramer vs. Kramer is definitely a movie to watch together -- your kids may well seek shelter under your arm, glad to know their own families enjoy more peace.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
December 13, 2006
Misogynistic claptrap.
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
December 13, 2006
A movie that makes you think about the relevance of the thought that only mother's make great single-parent adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4

TV Guide's Movie Guide
December 4, 2006
It's the old wash, but so well done that we can overlook Benton's manipulations of our emotions and let our feelings flow.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
October 7, 2006
Set up to make Hoffman seem like the good guy, and it's so confident that we'll root for him that it gets sloppy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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