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Tootsie Reviews

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April 2, 2018
Actually, it surprising to see that woman could get a better job than a man.. Anyway.. Classy.. Dustin Hoffman.. Awesome movie!!!!!!!!!
February 17, 2018
Hoffman is very entertaining. 1001 movies to see before you die.
December 8, 2017
One of the movies that I liked, but didn't love.
½ November 24, 2017
Fantastic story and performance from Hoffman.
September 24, 2017
Story about an actor who dresses in drag to fool people into hiring him on a soap opera television show. Dustin Hoffman is wonderful as Dorothy. He really convinced me he was an old ugly woman.
September 2, 2017
One of the best movies ever made. A must-see for any film buff. Superb writing, directing, and a Masters level course in comedic timing.
August 27, 2017
LOVE Dustin Hoffman in this great 80s flick
½ June 30, 2017
Of course it takes a man playing a woman for men to understand that women are people. BUT its heart is in the right place so in that way I can't really hate on it. "But I was a better man with you, as a woman, than I ever was with a woman, as a man" is a legit line.

I will say watching this as a woman it's not really so funny as it is just like "yup, yes, uh huh, been there." Two parts made me laugh - Bill Murray delivering "you slut" as dry as possible and Dustin Hoffman pushing over that mime.
June 21, 2017
A classic, i don't truly believe its one of the best comedies ever made, but still a classic. Dustin Hoffman is genius, the story isn't cliche, its great. Tootsie should be treasured by all.
½ May 28, 2017
Tootsie is a funny movie, but not a great one, simply because it's a poor attempt at dissecting humanity.
April 26, 2017
Sydney Pollack was a hell of a film director and most of his films are really excellent. this one is no exception and turned out to be one of the most memorable Dustin Hoffman part to date. Really well written and acted perfectly by a top cast, this is definitely a classic and a must see.
April 23, 2017
It's been said that the most serious of issues that we face can be examined most effectively through jokes, and Tootsie, for the most part, aptly demonstrates that philosophy. Powered by a fantastic central performance by Hoffman, essentially lampooning his own acting methodologies and temperament, he gets a first-hand experience of how the other half lives, learning much about not only the attitudes of others, but his own. His performance is joyously complimented by a vivacious Jessica Lange, always smiling and looking like the happiest person in the world while hiding a vulnerability just beneath the surface. Much of the humour stems from the razor-sharp dialogue, with classic, quotable one-liners firing off in all directions. Method acting is well known to make a person difficult to get along with and even a little dangerous, and Hoffman's deep ingratiation with his creation is a wonderfully comedic but also strikingly poignant representation of this, analysing and dissecting issues of sexism and ageism which he never even considered beforehand. The film flounders in its final act, where the characters succumb to the Hollywood syndrome of no longer acting like real human beings, never offering simple explanations and constantly saying the wrong thing for no logical reason, and while it offers up a fantastic premise, it's essentially wastes it with a deflating ending made more for pleasing the masses than challenging them. But these flaws are more than overshadowed by the upsides. A comedy gem, still treasured all these years later, Tootsie is a must-see for lovers of comedy, drama and fabulous dresses.
March 30, 2017
Dustin Hoffman is moderately entertaining in a cross-dressing comedy. It doesn't necessarily live up to its high reputation, but it was OK. (First and only viewing - 3/22/2009)
½ March 17, 2017
Great movie, fantastic acting and great story. It was very funny and very memorable. Dustin Hoffman shines in his/her role. The only bad thing about the movie is that it was a bit cheesy, especially the ending.
March 7, 2017
Dustin Hoffman is great, but the writing and editing are the real stars!
December 24, 2016
I don't look at it like an old "rights/feminist" statement, it's just a great actor doing hilarious stuff and having really funny situations presented to his character.
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December 24, 2016
Tootsie is simply the worst type of American humor: one that has a clever idea in its hands but takes it in a completely wrong direction, letting it die in a predictable plot that looks like a cheap soap opera and bears a stupid sitcom sense of humor.
½ December 18, 2016
La tematica di base interessante, soprattutto se pensiamo a quando stato girato il film. Infatti si parla del ruolo della donna e di come esse cercano di trovare una certa indipendenza senza dover per forza scadere nel femminismo integralista. Il personaggio principale Dustin Hoffman che si traveste da donna e ne diventa un simbolo di donna capace e indipendente. Il fatto che l'immagine di donna forte e capace (quasi l'unica in tutto il film) sia interpretata da un uomo sembra quasi un controsenso rispetto alla morale del film.
½ December 11, 2016
Tootsie is a gender-swap comedy that thankfully doesn't go over-the-top, and rather shines with a smart, hilarious script and an effervescent dual performance from Dustin Hoffman.
December 5, 2016
A difficult film for me to review. Either go with praising Dustin Hoffman's convincing acting or criticize the complex message and story, but I will go with praising the movie as I find it a funny movie.
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