Kramer vs. Kramer 1979

Critics score:
88 / 100

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Peter Rainer, Los Angeles Times: It's an interesting movie to look back on for its attitudes: In the guise of being a consciousness-raiser it plumps for male tenderness and demonizes the mother who can't recognize how far her workaholic ex-hubbie has come. Read more

Kathleen Carroll, New York Daily News: Kramer vs. Kramer is greatly enriched by its exceptional cast. Read more

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader: Misogynistic claptrap. Read more

Michael Booth, Denver Post: Kramer vs. Kramer is definitely a movie to watch together -- your kids may well seek shelter under your arm, glad to know their own families enjoy more peace. Read more

Stanley Kauffmann, The New Republic: Benton's direction must first be praised for his choice of actors and his collaboration with them. Read more

Vincent Canby, New York Times: [A] fine, witty, moving, most intelligent adaptation of Avery Corman's best-selling novel. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Kramer vs. Kramer wouldn't be half as good as it is -- half as intriguing and absorbing -- if the movie had taken sides. Read more

Frank Rich, TIME Magazine: Benton gives his film its depth and complexity by challenging the audience's preconceptions and snap opinions at every turn. Read more

Geoff Andrew, Time Out: A high class modern weepie. Read more

Dale Pollock, Variety: Kramer Vs. Kramer is a perceptive, touching, intelligent film about one of the raw sores of contemporary America, the dissolution of the family unit. Read more