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.

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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Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times

Toni Erdmann finds comedy in the depths of despair and vice versa, never hinting what's coming next. The movie is as much of a put-on as its impractically joking hero.

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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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Eleanor Ringel Cater
Saporta Report (Atlanta)

An absurdist dark comedy with a thoughtful subtext, Maren Ade's German comedy is both seriously silly and, well, seriously serious.

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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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Scott Marks
San Diego Reader

Sure enough, Andy Kaufman's prankster and premeditatedly abrasive second-self was the impetus behind this epic one-joke comedy from German writer-director Maren Ade.

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

an old-fashioned father-daughter story grafted onto a none-too-subtle critique of the corporatization of Europe and the brutally hectic nature of modern life

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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