Tootsie (1982)

Michael Dorsey is a talented actor, but his demanding nature and stubborn temperament have antagonized every producer in New York. Now his agent insists no one will hire him. But Michael needs money - eight thousand dollars to be exact -… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 1, 1982
DVD Release Date: May 29, 2001
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

It is not just the best comedy of the year; it is popular art on the way to becoming cultural artifact.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It turns out to be a touching love story, after all -- so touching that you may be surprised how moved you are at the conclusion of this comedy.

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Jason Bailey

It's a movie with a lot on its mind - while never toppling over under the weight of its good intentions.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

...there are several solid laughs and some excellent supporting performances.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Tootsie restores the original meaning to the term 'situation comedy,' free of the pejorative associations that have accrued over the years because of the glut of awful ones on television.

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Christopher Machell

Tootsie's finely balanced writing is one of the film's greatest strengths, being consistently funny without ever turning the central premise into a gag.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

The tone is quick-witted and appealing, with some of the smartest dialogue this side of Billy Wilder...

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Todd McCarthy

Remarkably funny and entirely convincing...

Tasha Robinson
The Dissolve

What makes Tootsie a smart, enduring comedy instead of a silly, momentary one is its real sympathy for women.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
Tootsie is simply the worst type of American humor: one that has a clever idea in its hands but takes it in a completely wrong direction, letting it die in a… More
Sam Barnett
The 80s music and cheesy ending made me want to hit something, but other than those utter tragedies, the movie is really funny, and really well-made. Dustin… More
Kevin M. Williams
A "meaningful" comedy about sexual equality in the workplace (from a male's POV) has it's moments, both of groaning awkwardness and of… More
Josh Morris
Tootsie is a hilarious yet meaningful rom com, that holds up thirty years after its release (except for the cheesy 80's synth pop music and the now dying… More
Dan Schultz
A funny, well-acted story concerning a failing actor with an attitude (Dustin Hoffman) who is forced to take drastic measures and dress as a woman for a role in… More
Joshua Wilburn
I'd go as far to say most overrated film ever, or atlease the one film that 100% doesnt belong on the AFI list. In my film class my teacher says it's… More

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