Reviews: The Father (2020)

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  • Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews
    • Excerpt: The Father envelops you in its tale about the burden of mental disintegration for both the afflicted and those around them.
  • Chris Barsanti @ Slant Magazine
    • Excerpt: …approximates the dislocation of its main character’s mind with a frighteningly slippery ease.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: while the actors who support Hopkins are all top notch, especially Colman’s infinitely patient and loving Anne, it is the production itself which showcases his performance like a flawless diamond…a dazzling filmmaking debut
  • Kenji Fujishima @ TheaterMania
  • Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: The experience of watching the picture is simultaneously sad and terrifying.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: Anthony Hopkins has given many great performances over the years and this one stands as one of his very best.
  • [New] | MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: A deeply compassionate, deeply unnerving portrait of a man suffering from dementia and losing his grip on reality. The empathy machine of cinema has rarely been put to such uncomfortably intimate use.
  • Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: This isn’t about rug pull deception. The goal is instead to put a finger on the waves of clarity and bewilderment Anthony experiences on a daily (sometimes hourly) basis.
  • Matt Oakes @
    • Excerpt: A devastatingly affecting vérité exploration of dementia, Florian Zeller’s ‘The Father’ sees Anthony Hopkins offer one of the very best performances of his career.
  • Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies
    • Excerpt: The Father’ delivers exactly what its synopsis and trailer promise it will: a movie with the shape of a psychological thriller and the emotional punch of a heartrending drama.
  • [New] | Josh Taylor @ The Forgetful Film Critic
    • Excerpt: Losing one’s mind to dementia is one of the most unfair and cruel realities of the human condition, both for the sufferer and the loved ones who are forced to watch it happen. Through his novel storytelling approach, Florian Zeller has put his audience into the mind of someone who is losing his.
  • [New] | Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
    • Excerpt: This compelling drama is definitely NOT a feel-good offering. However, it is deeply moving and enlightening.
  • Robert Yaniz Jr. @ Showbiz Cheat Sheet