Comment j'ai tué mon père (My Father and I)
Comment j'ai tué mon père (My Father and I) (2001)

This French drama from acclaimed director Anne Fontaine highlights a wealthy, upper-class family's involvement with each other after their father figure passes away. Versailles gynecologist Jean-Luc (Charles Berling) is first seen… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 8, 2001
DVD Release Date: July 27, 2004
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: How I Killed My Father is a penetrating character study of father-son ties.

Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Hushed but scalpel-sharp drama, a movie that'll probably send men in the audience home much quieter than they arrived.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

This is a harrowing movie about how parents know where all the buttons are, and how to push them.

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Emanuel Levy

Vet French actor Michel Bouquet renders such an astounding performance that he elevates Anne Fontaine's family melodrama way above its Freudian foundations and male menopause.

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Marta Barber
Miami Herald

Watching these two actors play against each other so intensely, but with restraint, is a treat.

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Patrick Z. McGavin
Chicago Tribune

Cold, nervy and memorable.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

A bela construção de personagens merece elogios.

Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News

Trés French, trés fascinating psychodrama.

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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

The film is about the relationships rather than about the outcome. And it sees those relationships, including that between the son and his wife, and the wife and the father, and between the two brothers, with incredible subtlety and acumen.

Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Brilliantly and pitilessly dissects a father-son relationship that has deteriorated beyond dysfunction.