The World According to Garp Reviews

September 21, 2020
There is no doubt that what Hill has accomplished is titillating. But some very powerful emotions are trashed in this movie, and some tender sensibilities are trampled on.
May 21, 2020
There is art and subtlety in the role [of Roberta] as it is written for the movie; and there is artistry and subtlety in the way the role is acted by John Lithgow.
February 27, 2020
Casting Robin Williams in the role was a stroke of genius.
August 19, 2019
If the tragedy of this movie is its subliminal sexism, perhaps its hope lies in a sequel: The World According to Jenny.
April 27, 2018
[George Roy] Hill's "Garp" is a dense, rich, textured work, a sequence of scenes ultimately creating a complex, complicated life, one that is at once funny, horrifying and heartbreaking.
September 26, 2005
July 4, 2005
March 24, 2005
Robin Williams displays the acting chops that would later win him an Oscar
October 23, 2004
Something has to be wrong with a film that can take material as intractable as Garp and make it palatable.
June 12, 2004
May 7, 2004
November 15, 2003
August 22, 2003
August 21, 2003
August 26, 2002
Good effort, sometimes nearly great
July 25, 2002
May 17, 2001
True to the spirit of the novel, the film compels us to consider the ambiguities of love, death, sex, and violence that characterize modern life.
February 27, 2001
seems to waver between almost sitcom-like normality, and bizarre outlandishness
January 1, 2000