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  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Kramer vs. Kramer is a movie of good performances, and it had to be, because the performances can't rest on conventional melodrama. show more

  • 100
    Ethan Alter TV Guide

    Kramer vs. Kramer is, essentially, a television movie that was raised into the feature category by the excellence of the execution. show more

  • 100
    Jay Scott The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Kramer vs. Kramer is one of the most sensitive and least judgmental film about relationships ever made in the United States.... One of the important films. [15 Dec 1979] show more

  • 60
    Empire

    This looks, in retrospect, like nothing much more than a glossy soap passed off as serious drama. show more

  • 90
    Vincent Canby The New York Times

    Kramer vs. Kramer is densely packed with such beautifully observed detail. It is also superbly acted by its supporting cast, including Jane Alexander, Howard Duff and George Coe. show more

  • 90
    Time

    Kramer vs. Kramer is a rare movie that finds its tone, its focus and its poetry in its very first image. show more

  • 90
    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. show more

  • 30
    Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader

    Misogynistic claptrap about a divorced husband (Dustin Hoffman) fighting for the custody of and learning to cope with his little boy (Justin Henry) - a movie whose classy trimmings (including Nestor Almendros's cinematography) persuaded audiences to regard writer-director Robert Benton as a subtle art-house director. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Even when its emotions run a bit out of control, Kramer vs. Kramer is a strong and positive film. Its performances are first-rate, from Hoffman and streep down to Howard Duff (as a divorce lawyer) and a terrifically talented lad named Justin Henry, who visibly matures in his portrayal of Billy, the contested kid. show more

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