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Kramer vs. Kramer Reviews

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Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
December 13, 2006
Misogynistic claptrap.
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+
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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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.

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
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Kathleen Carroll
New York Daily News
February 21, 2015
Kramer vs. Kramer is greatly enriched by its exceptional cast.
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.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
December 8, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Kramer vs. Kramer wouldn't be half as good as it is -- half as intriguing and absorbing -- if the movie had taken sides.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Scott Weinberg
July 27, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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
Eric D. Snider
May 22, 2004
Hoffman excels at being an Everyman, a modern professional whose life is rearranged by a child, a movie cliché that he pulls off without a trace of melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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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.
Cole Smithey
October 27, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media
February 11, 2014
Sensitive, truthful look at the breakup of a family.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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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.
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
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
A high class modern weepie.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
February 6, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
I wonder where Billy Kramer would be today.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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