Kramer vs. Kramer Synopsis
An adman (Dustin Hoffman) fights for his son (Justin Henry) after his wife (Meryl Streep) walks out.
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TV Guide

By Ethan Alter
Kramer vs. Kramer is, essentially, a television movie that was raised into the feature category by the excellence of the execution.
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100

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
Kramer vs. Kramer is one of the most sensitive and least judgmental film about relationships ever made in the United States.... One of the...
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Kramer vs. Kramer is a movie of good performances, and it had to be, because the performances can't rest on conventional melodrama.
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90

Time

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Kramer vs. Kramer is a rare movie that finds its tone, its focus and its poetry in its very first image.
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90

The New York Times

By Vincent Canby
Kramer vs. Kramer is densely packed with such beautifully observed detail. It is also superbly acted by its supporting cast, including Jane...
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90

Variety

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Kramer vs. Kramer is a perceptive, touching, intelligent film about one of the raw sores of contemporary America, the dissolution of the...
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
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...
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60

Empire

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This looks, in retrospect, like nothing much more than a glossy soap passed off as serious drama.
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30

Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
Misogynistic claptrap about a divorced husband (Dustin Hoffman) fighting for the custody of and learning to cope with his little boy (Justin...
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Rated PG
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Sensitive, truthful look at the breakup of a family.
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