The Father Reviews

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April 16, 2021
Led by some truly outstanding performances, this one's a celebration of the collective cinematic geniuses that shouldn't be missed.
April 16, 2021
As a man helplessly disappearing, Anthony Hopkins is magnificently present.
April 16, 2021
Hopkins' performance elevates the material beyond the editing gimmicks and scenery. [Full review in Spanish]
April 15, 2021
Almost certainly the best of the best-picture nominees.
April 15, 2021
As a drama, it not only allows Hopkins, in the twilight of his career, to deliver one of his most memorable performances, but also frames it with a clever aesthetic. [Full review in Spanish]
April 14, 2021
The Father strikes genuine sentiments where it counts.
April 13, 2021
"The Father" isn't always convincing, but Hopkins is recurrently fantastic. And watching him turn on a dime from charming and witty to nasty and belligerent is a marvel.
April 12, 2021
Childlike vulnerability hasn't been something Hopkins has opened up to show us in a long, long while, but he seems ready for this role, hungry to do it, and you may not be prepared for how deep he goes.
April 11, 2021
There is no weak link in The Father.
April 9, 2021
Watching it is like playing "Would You Rather: The Adult Responsibility Edition." Oh, and it ends on a scene that will haunt your brain like you had the word "Amityville" tattooed on your hippocampus. Sounds fun, right?!
April 9, 2021
[The Father] leans too strongly into the horror tropes, to the point where it seems the film is less about truly understanding the experience of a dementia patient and more about messing with the audience.
April 8, 2021
The emotional depths of "The Father" are profound, and the characters bring their memories out vividly.
April 8, 2021
In this hall of distorting mirrors Zeller denies us a stable platform where we can stand and make sense of what's really happening in Anthony's life.
April 7, 2021
An invaluable road map into the mind of the disappearing person you once knew, it gives you the fuel to carry - and care - on.
April 7, 2021
The Father is undoubtedly successful in every way that counts, a deeply affecting film that brings home the horror of Alzheimer's in a way few films dare
April 7, 2021
Deeply sympathetic but never patronising, The Father is a gentle-handed yet powerful film that forces us through Hopkins's extraordinary performance to have an albeit fleeting window into what living with dementia could be like.
April 6, 2021
Florian Zeller's debut feature film adapting his own play garnered 6 Oscar nominations. With great performances by Olivia Colman and Anthony Hopkins The Father is one of the best films I have seen recently. [Full review in Spanish]
April 5, 2021
There is a beautiful payoff.
April 5, 2021
There are many reasons to be see this movie-the performances and writing shine-but its biggest success is bringing movie audiences closer to the real horrors of dementia.
April 5, 2021
There's something deeply compassionate and humane at its core. It won't fail to move you.
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