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The Father

2021, drama

97 minutes

A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages and, 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.

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8.5

based on 2 users

8.6

based on 11 critics

Age

11+

Country

France, United Kingdom

Language

English

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10

2021-06-12

Dementia is a cruel and heartless disease that robs any affected elderly person of their memories, logic and – ultimately – their dignity. I thought the movie was extremely clever in reflecting this decline, anchored by the astonishing career-best performance from Sir Anthony Hopkins. Read more

9.0

2021-05-05

It is one thing to create an emotionally gripping film. It is entirely another to bring a global mental health issue out from the shadows and into the midst of conversations about dementia and aged care. Read more

8.8

2021-04-24

Hopkins pulls it off as only he can, with Colman’s nuanced performance matching him scene for scene. Read more

8.0

2021-06-08

It's a warts-and-all glimpse of a future we're all set to face, and that's if we're lucky enough to make it that far. But watching Hopkins face his own mortality through a role that must have given him pause for thought is enough to get you through the darkness, like a senile parent suddenly remembering a long forgotten childhood detail. Read more

8.0

2021-03-13

The Father is an astounding film that shows us what it means to be human and the harsh reality of aging. Read more

8.0

2021-02-25

As artistic as it is nuanced, as lyrical as it is devastating, it’s a film with not only something to say, but a welcome new approach to saying it. Read more

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