Toni Erdmann Reviews

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August 30, 2019
As funny as this film is, it is also touching.
August 16, 2019
Toni 's relationship with the spectator is a continuous struggle of encounter and disagreement in his attempts to capture that connection through his humor. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 23, 2019
Spectacularly engrossing and emotionally generous, the near three hour venture sounds slight when described... Neither mawkish nor sentimental, the characterizations here are phenomenal.
June 12, 2019
With all due respect to Emma Stone ("La La Land"), Sandra Huller gave the best lead actress performance of 2016.
June 4, 2019
A lovely and poetic piece of work that it demands to be revisited just to enjoy the lyrical way in which Ade ties all its seemingly ridiculous elements together.
March 8, 2019
Would be a shame to spoil one concluding sequence, but suffice to say it's probably one of the funniest things committed to film this century. Toni Erdmann is relentlessly hilarious while offering the kind of wisdom and emotion you rarely find in comedy.
March 2, 2019
If the 162-minute film threatens to wear out its welcome, [director Maren] Ade brings everything home with a humanist's light, loving touch.
December 22, 2018
The truth of the matter is that the film Toni Erdmann is a family drama but one laced with enough humour that there is room to interpret proceedings as a situational comedy, however, that would undermine the heartbreaking pathos within.
December 6, 2018
...feels like a Dad joke drawn out to absurdity for nearly three hours.
November 19, 2018
Toni Erdmann, though a slow-burn, is ultimately insightful with a few farcical laugh-out-loud moments.
November 3, 2018
The corporate satire is decently enough conveyed, though it's rhetorically obvious. The play on sexual politics is, in particular, at times quite unsubtle.
November 3, 2018
Will definitely test some audience members' patience, but it's a film that works thanks to lovely performances from leads Sandra Hüller and Peter Simonischek.
November 1, 2018
Themes we can relate to -- familial embarrassments, the stultification of the working class, [...] the importance of having a sense of humor -- are so beautifully relayed by Ade's graceful hand.
November 1, 2018
Maren Ade's "Toni Erdmann" is cinema, the real thing.
November 1, 2018
It's just an okay movie that over stays its welcome.
August 25, 2018
Maren Ade's Toni Erdmann is a testament to the precision necessary for really good comedy, proving that fart jokes, sophisticated black humour and a profound sensitivity to broadly experienced human emotions can ... find perfect balance.
August 24, 2018
Huller bravely plays a twenty minute nude scene that's touching and funny, disarming her party guests who join her. That's just one of many highly entertaining sequences in this witty, wry and engaging comedy.
August 24, 2018
The film refuses to give easy answers, and this, as much as anything, is the story's strength.
August 21, 2018
A crackling series of extended vignettes that thrive on revealing contradiction, skewering everything from corporate greed to global outsourcing.
August 20, 2018
Toni Erdmann packs an emotional gut punch in a deftly written script.
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