Toni Erdmann
Toni Erdmann (2016)

Winfried doesn't see much of his working daughter Ines. The suddenly student-less music teacher decides to surprise her with a visit after the death of his old dog. It's an awkward move because serious career woman Ines is working… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 25, 2016
DVD Release Date: April 11, 2017
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Toni Erdmann pairs carefully constructed, three-dimensional characters in a tenderly funny character study that's both genuinely moving and impressively ambitious.

Claudia Puig
The Asahi Shimbun GLOBE (Japan)

An offbeat and sometimes off-putting German farce/drama hybrid that features a father-daughter pair that are two of the most fully realized characters in recent memory. [Full review in Japanese]

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

At nearly three hours, "Toni Erdmann" is expansive but rarely self-indulgent, and the emotional payoff, when it comes, feels truly and bizarrely earned.

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Courtney Howard
Fresh Fiction

Never predictable and always genuine, Ade brilliantly captures what it's like to be the frustrated daughter of a loving-but-inappropriate father.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

"Toni Erdmann" has plenty to say about parenting, ambition, feminism and modern happiness, but not enough to justify its absurdly longwinded running time.

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Rafer Guzman

Funny, tender, outrageous - this unpredictable movie belongs in a category all its own.

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Matthew Bond
The Mail on Sunday (UK)

Despite its undeniable longueurs and the oddest naked party scene you'll ever see, it often manages to be funny, silly and immensely sad all at the same time.

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Hüller is amusingly discombobulated as the uptight Ines. But the film is perhaps best appreciated as a showcase for the gifted Simonischek, whose portrayal of Winfried/Toni is one for the ages.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Rather than setting up jokes, scoring points and swiftly moving on, Ade keeps her shots rolling past the natural beats, hindering what at its core is a road trip comedy - one that is thinly staged, shot and edited.

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Pamela Jahn
Electric Sheep

Toni Erdmann is that rare thing: a film that makes you laugh and cry, wince and twist in your seat all at once.

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Alec Barniskis
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Carlos Magalhães
With two exceptional central performances, this profoundly nuanced character study shouldn't have been so overlooked at the Festival of Cannes. Full review… More
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The concept here is one that many workers can relate to - being dehumanised by the job, and how to reconnect with life. A sub-theme is the role of consultancy… More