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A father begins to play pranks on his adult daughter after finding her too self-serious.
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Based on 21 Toni Erdmann DVD reviews, Toni Erdmann gets an average DVD review score of 94. The score for all versions is 94 based on a total of 84 reviews.
It has found a considerable, gratefully discombobulated audience all around the world, and it deserves one here.242d ago
Delving into microeconomics and macroaggressions, Toni Erdmann, the dynamite, superbly acted third feature from writer-director Maren Ade, is social studies at its finest. This ...242d ago
Maren Ade's unique study of an estranged but mutually depressive father and daughter is a humane, hilarious triumph.242d ago
With a perfect balance of heart and humor, Toni Erdmann transcends its clichéd premise, becoming one of the most tragic comedies of the decade so far.242d ago
Three hours of very funny, very German comedic joy.242d ago
Toni Erdmann, proceeding in a perfectly straightforward manner, from one awkward, heartfelt, hilarious scene to the next, wraps itself around some of the thorniest complexities ...242d ago
A father, a daughter and the father’s alter ego figure in Maren Ade’s German-language comedy, which is outlandishly funny and improbably moving.242d ago
Father and daughter reconnect during a bizarre, surreal adventure.242d ago
Maren Ade’s third feature film as a director unravels the knots that tie together Peter Simonischek's prankster father and Sandra Huller as his careerwoman daughter.242d ago
There are a fair number of well-regarded films about the link between a father and a young daughter: “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “Paper Moon,” “My Girl,...242d ago
Winfried Conradi (Peter Simonischek) is a divorced piano teacher with a passion for practical jokes. Grieving the death of his pet dog, he travels to Bucharest to reconnect with...242d ago
And yet the film is nevertheless a masterpiece, as the sheer breadth and extent of its emotional impact more than compensate for these weaknesses. In the end, even diamonds have...242d ago
Marin Ade’s brilliant comedy explores family connections and generational divides.242d ago
Toni Erdmann is the 3-hour, achingly sad prankster comedy of the year.242d ago
To say Toni Erdmann is funny doesn’t even begin to capture the out-there texture of the jokes, and of the actors’ timing.242d ago
This film, despite unshowy photography and a dialed-down style, is so singular, and so uniquely Ade’s that it heralds her confirmation as one such.242d ago
Toni Erdmann, it turns out, is Hüller’s movie all the way, with her character not just matching wits with the bumptious, often irritating father, but ultimately coming into her ...242d ago
By its end, Maren Ade's Toni Erdmann is a work of laser-guided social critique and a comedy.242d ago
German movie about white-collar executive and her anarchic dad hits the foreign-film sweet spot.242d ago
With its nearly three-hour running time and Bizarro World parent-child bonding themes, it feels impossible to describe just how thoroughly enjoyable and satisfying Toni Erdmann ...242d ago
A leftfield Palme contender emerges in this insightful and sometimes very funny film about a prank-prone dad trying to lighten up his serious businesswoman daughter.242d ago
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