The World According to Garp

critic Reviews

, 74% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Bruce McCabeBoston Globe
    [George Roy] Hill's "Garp" is a dense, rich, textured work, a sequence of scenes ultimately creating a complex, complicated life, one that is at once funny, horrifying and heartbreaking.
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    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times
    Something has to be wrong with a film that can take material as intractable as Garp and make it palatable.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Jay BoyarBuffalo Courier-Express
    There is no doubt that what Hill has accomplished is titillating. But some very powerful emotions are trashed in this movie, and some tender sensibilities are trampled on.
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    Haley TiresiusTransgender Tapestry
    There is art and subtlety in the role [of Roberta] as it is written for the movie; and there is artistry and subtlety in the way the role is acted by John Lithgow.
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    Molly HaskellVogue
    Casting Robin Williams in the role was a stroke of genius.
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    Susan ShapiroSojourner
    If the tragedy of this movie is its subliminal sexism, perhaps its hope lies in a sequel: The World According to Jenny.
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    Cole SmitheyColeSmithey.com
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    Emanuel LevyEmanuelLevy.Com
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    Alex SandellJuicy Cerebellum
    Robin Williams displays the acting chops that would later win him an Oscar
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    Eric LurioGreenwich Village Gazette