The Father
1 Apr 2021
Genre:
Drama
Duration:
1 hours 37 minutes
Age restriction:
M ( Offensive language)
Director:
Florian Zeller
Actors:
Rebecca Hall,
Clifton Collins Jr.,
Mark Gatiss,
Olivia Williams,
Anthony Hopkins,
Rufus Sewell,
The Father

1 hours 37 minutes | Rated M ( Offensive language)

A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.

Review:

The final scenes of the movie are among the most heartbreakingly vulnerable of Hopkins’ whole career. You can scarcely believe it’s him. Which is probably the point. AV Club

Director/co-writer Florian Zeller, adapting his stage play, exhibits the psychodramatic rigour of Michael Haneke or Stanley Kubrick, but also compassion and real understanding of mental-health issues. Toronto Star

Hopkins wrings every last feeling of loss and despondency out of the character and will likely be seated in the front row Oscar night. If there is an Oscar night. National Newspaper Publishers Association

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