Atom User Reviews for The Father
The Father= 9.5/10 A searing gut punch that shows the absolute universal unfairness of growing older. The struggle to hold on to who we are. Sir Anthony proves once again why he is the greatest actor of the last 50+ years. Astounding Perfection!
An uncomfortable topic told uncomfortably; not everyone’s cup of tea, but definitely one of the best movies of the year helmed by two incredible performances
The best film about the wages of aging since Amour eight years ago, The Father takes a bracingly insightful, subtle and nuanced look at encroaching dementia and the toll it takes on those in close proximity to the afflicted.
On the whole, The Father incorporates what could have just been a storytelling gimmick and infuses it with such sorrow, grace and even the occasional dark joke that it becomes a profound exploration of how we say goodbye to someone dear to us — even though they have not yet really gone.
The Father is an act of understanding, radical in its toughness and its generous artistry.