Tootsie Reviews

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September 8, 2020
It all comes together with some sensationally dry humor - the kind of comedy that feels natural, realistic, and spontaneous.
February 26, 2020
[Hoffman gives] a remarkable dual performance, as profound as it is funny.
September 29, 2019
Tootsie (1982) is an engaging, original, hilarious gender-comedy story of an unemployed actor Michael Dorsey (Dustin Hoffman) whose disguises as a feminist named "Dorothy" fooled his/her co-actors and helped him get a job and become a female star
August 28, 2019
Tootsie is a brilliant and intelligent movie that can interest the public because of its originality. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 12, 2018
Both [Garr and Lange] are excellent, and Miss Lange continues her promise to become a superstar of the 1980s.
January 30, 2018
Shadow-boxing his way downtown, Dorsey suddenly yells, "I'm a great character actor; I can play anybody!" In Tootsie, Hoffman proves that he just about can.
May 30, 2016
It's a movie with a lot on its mind - while never toppling over under the weight of its good intentions.
April 18, 2016
Tootsie's finely balanced writing is one of the film's greatest strengths, being consistently funny without ever turning the central premise into a gag.
January 12, 2015
What makes Tootsie a smart, enduring comedy instead of a silly, momentary one is its real sympathy for women.
January 9, 2015
a wonderful movie, full of warmth and good humor balanced with both farcical silliness and level-headed recognition of certain social truths about the sexes we often want to ignore
September 8, 2013
A comedy of surprisingly refined class for 1982...
January 2, 2011
Touching romantic comedy with a twist.
October 12, 2010
Hoffman is magnificent in his dual role, though it's Bill Murray who stealthily steals scenes.
April 30, 2009
October 5, 2008
It is not just the best comedy of the year; it is popular art on the way to becoming cultural artifact.
June 5, 2008
I found this polished sitcom comedy to be a drag.
May 26, 2008
A sparkling turn by Hoffman and an absolutely fabulous cast make this a risk -- and a risque -- success.
May 26, 2008
Pollack's easy-going, gender-bending comedy seems to have grown in stature and reputation with age, and it is not difficult to see why.
April 26, 2008
The film is mostly remembered for Dustin Hoffman's outstanding portrayal of Dorothy, the bespectacled, conservative woman who stands for neither discrimination nor nonsense
February 10, 2008 amiable and frequently hilarious comedy that boasts one of the most effective performances of Hoffman's career.
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