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Young husband and father Ted Kramer (Dustin Hoffman) loves his family - and his job, which is where he spends most of his time. When he returns home late one evening from work, his wife Joanna (Meryl Streep) confronts him and then leaves him, forcing Ted to become the sole caregiver to their six-year-old son. Now, Ted must learn to be a father while balancing the demands of his high-pressure career. But just as Ted adapts to his new role and begins to feel like a fulfilled parent, Joanna returns. And now she wants her son back. (official distributor synopsis)

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gudaulin 

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English I categorically declare that this melodrama is too melodramatic and shallow at the same time, despite all the effort put into it. It does touch on the serious topic of family breakdown and conflicts over raising a child, as well as the fact that the film features the most significant actors of their generation in the main roles. However, I simply feel that it is a flat film that lacks the rawness it truly needs and is afraid to show the conflict in all its complexity and hopelessness. I know several cases where painful reality far surpassed a Hollywood script. This film manipulates the viewer's emotions skillfully and its craftsmanship cannot be denied, but it did not evoke any emotional catharsis in me. Overall impression: 65%. ()

J*A*S*M 

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English With the exception of one slightly exaggerated scene (when Ted and Billy are preparing breakfast for the first time, it reminded me – and I’m not joking – to the Czech film Pánská Jízda), this film is flawless. I was expecting it to be solid, but I didn’t think Kramer vs. Kramer would be so touching. 10/10 ()

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Kaka 

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English A timeless relationship drama whose ideas and expressions transcend all generations. Minimum space, maximum acting, brilliant script and unusually dynamic direction for the time. A retro version of Marriage Story, where mobile phones and computers may be missing, but the main idea and relationship problems are portrayed brilliantly. ()

lamps 

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English In the group of films that try to explore the issue of crumbling marriage from any perspective, this particular masterpiece remains unwaveringly at the top. And the proverbial medal of merit goes especially to Dustin Hoffman, who once again confirms his acting genius, and of course also to his counterpart Meryl Streep, whose performance is very intense and strong even in a small space. But the Oscar winner in a year when Coppola not only hit the movie world with his legendary and fantastic Apocalypse Now? No way! That seems to be the only blemish on the beauty of this thought-provoking dramatic tale. 85% ()

kaylin 

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English Your performances as an actress are absolutely fantastic, even in the role of a child, from whom you might not expect as much compared to the big actors. But the whole trio works really well, even though Meryl Streep's character is quite easy to dislike. If it had a slightly different ending, I would give the movie 100%. This way, I have to settle for a slightly lower rating from my side. The ending just doesn't sit right with me. ()

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