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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
Top Critic
Dale Pollock
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.
Top Critic
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
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-
Top Critic
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
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

February 20, 2008
Oscar-dominating 1970s weepie that is just waiting to be rediscovered.
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
December 13, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
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
Top Critic
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.
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
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
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
A high class modern weepie.
Cole Smithey
October 27, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Susan Granger
December 15, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
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