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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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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% ()

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%. ()

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Malarkey 

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English I would say that this time the authors put together the best they could and were so full of confidence that they put the best of their time into a family drama, which ends in a trial, which is something I really hate. Luckily, the result is not so bad and that is mostly because Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep show their usual maximum. ()

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 ()

kaylin 

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English The acting performances are absolutely fantastic, even the child roles, where you might not expect as much from them compared to the seasoned actors. But the whole trio really works incredibly well, even though it's quite easy to dislike Meryl Streep's character. If it had a slightly different ending, I'd give the film 100%. This way, it has to settle for a slightly lower rating from me. The ending just doesn't sit right with me. ()

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