100

Variety

By Todd McCarthy
Remarkably funny and entirely convincing, film pulls off the rare accomplishment of being an in-drag comedy which also emerges with three-dimensional characters.
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100

Boston Globe

Tootsie, the story of a man who liberates himself by masquerading as a woman, is the funniest, most revealing comedy since "Annie Hall." [17 Dec 1982]
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This movie gets you coming and going.
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100

Time

By Richard Schickel
This year's miracle is called Tootsie. It is not just the best comedy of the year; it is popular art on the way to becoming cultural artifact.
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80

Empire

As hilarious as it is touching and tasteful at the same time, Tootsie will offend no one and uplift anyone who watches it.
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63

TV Guide

Rather than confront what it sets up, it takes the one joke and runs - till it runs out of steam.
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60

Chicago Reader

By Dave Kehr
There are several solid laughs and some excellent supporting performances. But this is a film to be wary of.
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87 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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