Toni Erdmann

By a wide margin the funniest almost-three-hour German comedy you will ever see. 
A. O. Scott
The NYTimes

A stunningly singular third feature by German writer-director Maren Ade that transports the intricately magnified human observation of her previous work to a rich, unexpected comic realm. 
Guy Lodge

There’s nothing like Toni Erdmann in theaters right now, one of the A.V. Club’s best movies of the year.
Mike D’Angelo
A.V. Club

There’s never been anything quite like the borderline-surreal intersections between the father, a towering eccentric—though he isn’t all that tall—and the scarily rigid daughter. 
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

Flat, sober, paced like an art picture, its themes never directly announced: Toni Erdmann should be deadly. Instead, people scream at the screen. Really, they go crazy. 
David Edelstein

Set in the unpromising world of German business consultancy, Toni Erdmann is a low-key triumph, especially for writer-director Maren Ade and star Sandra Hüller. A weird, thoughtful, affecting treat.
Ian Freer

It’s some new, evolved form of awkward comedy that doesn’t strive to make the audience wince, just live in every joyously strange, uncomfortable moment. 
David Sims
The Atlantic

To say Toni Erdmann is funny doesn’t even begin to capture the out-there texture of the jokes, and of the actors’ timing. 
Stephanie Zachary

The calculation is made all the more difficult by the fact that Toni isn’t real. He’s the alter ego of Winfried (Peter Simonischek), who as the movie opens is making tasteless jokes about mail bombs. 
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post