Toni Erdmann Reviews

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September 12, 2017
I hope you like it; if you get a chance, drop me a line and tell me what I missed.
July 31, 2017
An offbeat and sometimes off-putting German farce/drama hybrid that features a father-daughter pair that are two of the most fully realized characters in recent memory. [Full review in Japanese]
February 24, 2017
"Toni Erdmann" has plenty to say about parenting, ambition, feminism and modern happiness, but not enough to justify its absurdly longwinded running time.
February 16, 2017
Hüller is amusingly discombobulated as the uptight Ines. But the film is perhaps best appreciated as a showcase for the gifted Simonischek, whose portrayal of Winfried/Toni is one for the ages.
February 16, 2017
At nearly three hours, "Toni Erdmann" is expansive but rarely self-indulgent, and the emotional payoff, when it comes, feels truly and bizarrely earned.
February 8, 2017
Funny, tender, outrageous - this unpredictable movie belongs in a category all its own.
February 3, 2017
Boasts two fascinating characters and a string of surreal set-pieces that you can't afford to miss.
February 2, 2017
The story of a nuttily disguised father stalking his uptight business executive daughter is surreal and screamingly funny, but also a tender dissection of their relationship.
January 30, 2017
As great as you've heard, and probably even greater.
January 27, 2017
Sure enough, Andy Kaufman's prankster and premeditatedly abrasive second-self was the impetus behind this epic one-joke comedy from German writer-director Maren Ade.
January 27, 2017
As director Maren Ade builds one extended set piece after another, you will gradually spy her brilliant fusion of form and function ...
January 26, 2017
Comedies are supposed to be short, but this German farce... succeeds by virtue of its endlessness-like its hero, an aging piano teacher and irrepressible joker, the movie keeps bugging you and bugging you until you can't help but laugh.
January 26, 2017
Despite a nearly three-hour running time that feels at times like a miniseries, Ade's script is that unique conundrum: an art house comedy with a deft pace and finely tuned emotional intelligence.
January 26, 2017
The movie is worth its sloggiest moments - and its frequently off-putting title character - for Hüller's fearless performance, which is a revelation of pathos, humor and keen, sharp-eyed focus.
January 26, 2017
The movie has a lot to say about the endless, free-floating bs women must contend with in a capitalistic patriarchy.
January 26, 2017
"Toni Erdmann" is worth every minute of your time.
January 26, 2017
Toni Erdmann is an immensely rich, deeply-felt exploration of human relationships that draws you in and holds you fast for nearly three hours.
January 18, 2017
That the movie works so well is also due to the exceptional talents of leads Simonischek and Huller, who hold nothing back - especially the former, whose Winfried is one of the oddest ducks in recent movies.
January 16, 2017
It's some new, evolved form of awkward comedy that doesn't strive to make the audience wince, but rather lives in every joyously strange, unsettling moment.
January 6, 2017
It's all fitfully sharp and amusing but hardly a masterpiece.
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