Father and Son
Father and Son (2004)

A father and son live together in a rooftop apartment. They have lived alone for years in their own private world, full of memories and daily rituals. Sometimes they seem like brothers; at other times, even like lovers. Following in his… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 25, 2004
DVD Release Date: October 26, 2004
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John Hartl
Seattle Times

Although Father and Son is never as deep or wrenching as Mother and Son, the careful casting and Sokurov's unique visual style continue to make this a series worth following.

Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

The best way to watch Father and Son is to let it wash over you and not be overly concerned with prosaic matters like plot.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Visually remarkable look at a gay relationship; one of the richest inside looks at gay love and tenderness.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Here was my question for most of this movie: Wha-? I was clueless. Did not understand.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Poised and teasing in a way that might incite less patient viewers to madness. But you don't come to Sokurov for his narrative agility, you come for his rhapsodic longueurs.

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Dan Callahan

Alexander Sokurov's obscure new film Father and Son doesn't quite come off.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

The film may be maddeningly obtuse, but its images are dazzling.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

The opacity of the characters and situations prevents the film from having any true emotional impact.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Tediously mannered look at the obsessive intimate bonds between a father and his teen-aged military son.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
John Ballantine
Huh. An interesting product from Sokurov. I'm actually beginning to wonder if I have seen any Russian films other than from Sokurov. Here we have a very… More