Tootsie - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Tootsie Reviews

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Jason Bailey
Flavorwire
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tasha Robinson
The Dissolve
January 12, 2015
What makes Tootsie a smart, enduring comedy instead of a silly, momentary one is its real sympathy for women.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
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
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Glenn Dunks
Trespass
September 8, 2013
A comedy of surprisingly refined class for 1982...
Kelly Kessler
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Touching romantic comedy with a twist.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
October 12, 2010
Hoffman is magnificent in his dual role, though it's Bill Murray who stealthily steals scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
October 5, 2008
It is not just the best comedy of the year; it is popular art on the way to becoming cultural artifact.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
June 5, 2008
I found this polished sitcom comedy to be a drag.
Full Review | Original Score: C+

Empire Magazine
May 26, 2008
A sparkling turn by Hoffman and an absolutely fabulous cast make this a risk -- and a risque -- success.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Film4
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.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
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
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 10, 2008
...an amiable and frequently hilarious comedy that boasts one of the most effective performances of Hoffman's career.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

TV Guide
June 28, 2007
Rather than confront what it sets up, it takes the one joke and runs -- till it runs out of steam.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
June 28, 2007
...there are several solid laughs and some excellent supporting performances.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
January 9, 2007
One of the best and most significant comedies of the 1980s: Some Like It Hot, when Dustin Hoffman is in drag, it does change his attitude toward sex, women, and courtship. Pollack is here at his best as a commercial director.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 6, 2006
sublime comedy
| Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
The tone is quick-witted and appealing, with some of the smartest dialogue this side of Billy Wilder...

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
One of the funniest things I have ever seen was Dustin Hoffman weeping uncontrollably as he recounted how he never truly understood the inner pain and torment of what it felt like to be an ugly woman until he made Tootsie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
May 6, 2005
One of the funniest films of the Reagan-era
| Original Score: 3/5
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