The Father Reviews

  • 6h ago

    excellent acting from sir Anthony Hopkins

    excellent acting from sir Anthony Hopkins

  • 21h ago

    La película representa de manera dolorosa la pérdida de la salud mental, Anthony Hopkins se adueña de la película, mientras las demás impecables actuaciones ayudan a desarrollar esta obra maestra.

    La película representa de manera dolorosa la pérdida de la salud mental, Anthony Hopkins se adueña de la película, mientras las demás impecables actuaciones ayudan a desarrollar esta obra maestra.

  • 22h ago

    Yeah this is better than CATS.

    Yeah this is better than CATS.

  • Linda W
    1d ago

    Acting was great. A bit hard to follow with all the flashbacks.

    Acting was great. A bit hard to follow with all the flashbacks.

  • 2d ago

    Exceptional screenplay and direction supported by wonderful acting.

    Exceptional screenplay and direction supported by wonderful acting.

  • 2d ago

    Anthony Hopkins' performance here is wonderful, his role is so heartbreaking and overwhelming that you want to get on the screen, hug him and tell him you'll be there for him. Harsh reality about old age and disease

    Anthony Hopkins' performance here is wonderful, his role is so heartbreaking and overwhelming that you want to get on the screen, hug him and tell him you'll be there for him. Harsh reality about old age and disease

  • 2d ago

    Having watched the play on stage before I can definitely say they brought the same magic to the screen.

    Having watched the play on stage before I can definitely say they brought the same magic to the screen.

  • Mark B Super Reviewer
    2d ago

    "I feel as if I'm losing all my leaves." (Anthony Hopkins as The Father). What a devastating masterpiece. We often talk about the "unreliable narrator," but never in the context of someone that has dementia. An absolutely incredible performance by Anthony Hopkins. He's the front-runner in my mind now. Olivia Colman as always is also fantastic. This was not what I expected. So sad and so worth watching.

    "I feel as if I'm losing all my leaves." (Anthony Hopkins as The Father). What a devastating masterpiece. We often talk about the "unreliable narrator," but never in the context of someone that has dementia. An absolutely incredible performance by Anthony Hopkins. He's the front-runner in my mind now. Olivia Colman as always is also fantastic. This was not what I expected. So sad and so worth watching.

  • 3d ago

    The difficulties of aging. So this is about an elderly man (Anthony Hopkins). His daughter (Olivia Colman) tries to help him as he succumbs to dementia, but he is stubborn and set in his ways. Paranoia kicks in as his situation begins to make less and less sense to him. Now, this was the last big one of the Oscar nominees that I have missed. There are still some others that have been getting less attention (like The United States vs. Billie Holiday) that I still have to watch, but this was the last big one that garnered a healthy serving of nominations. I didn't have the means until recently to watch it, but I can't say that I was chomping at the bit here; even though I was certain that this was quality, it's still rough to watch seniors as their brains begin to shut down. The Father was exactly what I was expecting: it's a well-executed emotionally charged film that I am probably never going to watch again. Now, you can probably already guess the main reason why this is getting attention and why people are responding so positively to this: it's these two heavyweight actors, and they are in it to win it. Anthony Hopkins is outstanding in this. It's such a terrific performance, and it does not hurt that he is now the age where you could easily see this happening to him. It's a combination of the material with the commitment to the role and how he chooses to play it. Once you have fully realized the situation you are in, you start to fake it. It's like Memento; you operate under assumptions and gauging reactions on how you should play your cards because you are always at a disadvantage. Hopkins' acting may be lesser if he didn't have someone equal to play off of, and Olivia Colman turns in a subdued but emotionally charged performance. She has so many moments where she doesn't even have to say anything; you can see the tired heartbreak that is constantly in her eyes. A disease like this is obviously terrible for the person affected, but it is also traumatic on the surrounding loved ones. That point is made crystal clear in this movie. The Father is a well-made film. I stayed emotionally invested for the entire time, and it is well-paced with no fat that needs trimming. The story has a timeless quality about it, and if you removed the cell phones, it could also succeed as a period piece. I liken this movie to Still Alice; most people aren't going to want to watch it because they don't want to watch somebody's life flame slowly flicker out, and the people who have watched are almost certainly not going to watch it again.

    The difficulties of aging. So this is about an elderly man (Anthony Hopkins). His daughter (Olivia Colman) tries to help him as he succumbs to dementia, but he is stubborn and set in his ways. Paranoia kicks in as his situation begins to make less and less sense to him. Now, this was the last big one of the Oscar nominees that I have missed. There are still some others that have been getting less attention (like The United States vs. Billie Holiday) that I still have to watch, but this was the last big one that garnered a healthy serving of nominations. I didn't have the means until recently to watch it, but I can't say that I was chomping at the bit here; even though I was certain that this was quality, it's still rough to watch seniors as their brains begin to shut down. The Father was exactly what I was expecting: it's a well-executed emotionally charged film that I am probably never going to watch again. Now, you can probably already guess the main reason why this is getting attention and why people are responding so positively to this: it's these two heavyweight actors, and they are in it to win it. Anthony Hopkins is outstanding in this. It's such a terrific performance, and it does not hurt that he is now the age where you could easily see this happening to him. It's a combination of the material with the commitment to the role and how he chooses to play it. Once you have fully realized the situation you are in, you start to fake it. It's like Memento; you operate under assumptions and gauging reactions on how you should play your cards because you are always at a disadvantage. Hopkins' acting may be lesser if he didn't have someone equal to play off of, and Olivia Colman turns in a subdued but emotionally charged performance. She has so many moments where she doesn't even have to say anything; you can see the tired heartbreak that is constantly in her eyes. A disease like this is obviously terrible for the person affected, but it is also traumatic on the surrounding loved ones. That point is made crystal clear in this movie. The Father is a well-made film. I stayed emotionally invested for the entire time, and it is well-paced with no fat that needs trimming. The story has a timeless quality about it, and if you removed the cell phones, it could also succeed as a period piece. I liken this movie to Still Alice; most people aren't going to want to watch it because they don't want to watch somebody's life flame slowly flicker out, and the people who have watched are almost certainly not going to watch it again.

  • 3d ago

    Anthony Hopkins is on fire! Best actor ever

    Anthony Hopkins is on fire! Best actor ever