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User review rating: 5 April 19, 2023

One of the greatest movie ever. Would watch it again and again. Tom Hanks acting is amazing as usual. What a great and touching story! Highly recommended.

User review rating: 3 April 05, 2023

Theater version is a 3 because of the mandatory social/political BS Hollywood feels compelled to add to very film now. I edited it all out of my own downloaded copy, now it's a 5. Great story and it takes deep thinkers/empaths to enjoy it.

User review rating: 1 March 24, 2023

So boring I left early on. Nothing funny or entertaining about depression, losing a spouse, or Hank's acting. His son, who portrays a younger Otto, was equally as boring and ceretainly has no acting skills or personality. Waste of time.

User review rating: 5 March 07, 2023

Funny, sad, goofy…entertaining.

User review rating: 5 March 02, 2023

Loved the movie, made me cry made me laugh. Tom Hanks was fabulous. Would definitely watch it again

User review rating: 5 February 26, 2023

Love Tom Hanks… the movie was good!! Took my sister to see it and she loved it also.

User review rating: 5 February 25, 2023

I loved this movie and plan to see it again with my sister who had not seen it.

User review rating: 5 February 25, 2023

This was a movie about a grumpy old man that didn"t want to go on without his beloved wife. When he got envolved with all his neighbors it turns out he had a BIG heart after all. It was funny and sad. It had my eyes tearing up so any movie that does that has got to your feelings. Don't listen to critics..they don't like movies like this. Go see it for yourself!

User review rating: 2 February 24, 2023

Nothing new here. Predicable script. All the present elements used for a sentimental audience.

User review rating: 5 February 19, 2023

Was a wonderful movie, Tom Hanks as always was great. I alternated between laughing and crying throughout the whole movie. Certainly a movie that makes you really think about life.

User review rating: 2 February 18, 2023

A movie that cries and hopes you will too. I didn't.

User review rating: 5 February 16, 2023

Always been a big fan of Tom Hanks, when I first saw him in Happy Days. I felt the movie was happy and sad. Some were very emotional and some very intense scenes. Tom is still a great comedian as well, even in a drama movie.

User review rating: 5 February 13, 2023


User review rating: 1 February 12, 2023

It's like Gran Torino with the coolness replaced with cloying sentimentality.

User review rating: 5 February 11, 2023

Loved this movie It was very moving. At 73 it really taught me a lesson .That life is to short

User review rating: 5 February 09, 2023

Total entertainment.

User review rating: 3 February 09, 2023

First half of at. the movie, w/ Hanks as curmudgeon, was great. Second half was for weapers.

User review rating: 5 February 07, 2023

It was great. I lost it a bit because a friend of mine with the exact name died. I still am emotional about it even though it happened over 50 years ago. The movie brought it all back.

User review rating: 5 February 06, 2023

Hanks does a very good job in this feel good film of transformation among old friends and new neighbors. His portrayal of an aging man, wanting to live alone in a world he no longer enjoys is quite believable. My favorite movie in several months.

User review rating: 3 February 05, 2023

If I had known it was about someone continually trying to kill themselves, I would not have gone to see it. It was interesting how Tom Hanks seemed to portray a totally different character than he has in the past.

User review rating: 4 February 05, 2023

Well some comments here is from individuals with a very cold 💙 or they never had bad experience in life ! The movie was good 👍 but yes as I experience my dad hang him self ,I did cry alot and was very sad movie for me! But a very good movie and an example what true love is .

User review rating: 1 February 05, 2023

If you are in a depressed mood, please do not go see this movie. It will make it 1000 times worse. I cried for days.

User review rating: 5 February 05, 2023

As a big fan of the author, Fredrik Backman, and after reading the book (A Man Called Ove, 5 stars) and seeing the Swedish movie titled the same (also 5 star), I was a bit apprehensive as to whether this film would meet such high expectations. But it did. Tom Hanks is a great actor, the rest of the characters were very well cast.

User review rating: 2 February 04, 2023

Movie is very cliché'. The Tom Hanks character is a poor copy of the character Clint Eastwood played in Grand Torino.

User review rating: 5 February 04, 2023

You will laugh a lot and cry some at this movie. If you have read the book A Man Named Ove the story line is very similar.

User review rating: 5 February 04, 2023

Disliked the negative comments. Only someone who is highly insensitive couldn’t possibly appreciate this movie. Too bad for them!!

User review rating: 5 February 03, 2023

Characters were so well developed and believable. A story focused on human connections and not the dark side of humanity

User review rating: 5 February 01, 2023

No blood or guts. Just a nice sentimental show.

User review rating: 5 February 01, 2023

There was someone you know in many of the characters in this movie. Tom Hanks leads the way with his acting and timing.

User review rating: 5 February 01, 2023

It was a real movie about things that really happen in real life. It was funny and true to age of characters..

User review rating: 4 January 31, 2023

I could personally identify with everything.

User review rating: 4 January 31, 2023

Tom Hanks great acting once again. A grumpy old man dealing with real life issues, yet he takes time to help his neighbors all of them no matter who they are or where they are from. Good example of LOVE THY NEIGHBOR.

User review rating: 5 January 31, 2023

It was funny!! It was deep! It was entertaining! It was emotional!! Yep I got teary Eyed!!

User review rating: 5 January 30, 2023

The relationship between Marisol and Otto. Ups and downs, just like in real life.

User review rating: 5 January 30, 2023

Themes of grief and caring are handled beautifully. Outstanding performances by Tom Hanks and Marisa Trevino.

User review rating: 4 January 30, 2023

The wife said Tom Hanks made a movie about me I'm flattered I think

User review rating: 5 January 29, 2023

The story line. It was factual and life like. People deal with their life’s hardships and good times in a variety of ways. There is no right or wrong. Great movie, I really enjoyed it!

User review rating: 4 January 29, 2023

I really liked this movie. I especially liked the character of Marisol. Marisol and Otto complimented each other nicely.

User review rating: 5 January 29, 2023

I read the book years ago, thought it excellent and went to see the movie opening day. Again, excellent--Tom Hanks and Mariana Trevino (Marisol) were both outstanding. Our world is full of people with "quirks/flaws" yet they are kind and show compassion to others. This theme resounds throughout the book and movie and is a potential learning lesson for all of us living in these troubling times.

User review rating: 1 January 29, 2023

I was looking forward to this movie but it’s a snoozer and down in the dumps feeling. Sad movies ok but extremely boring. Wasted my time with this junk.

User review rating: 1 January 28, 2023

I would have never guessed what the real plot of this movie was from the trailer and if I did, I would have not gone to see it !This movie is depressing! A few one liners don't make a comedy! It is about illness, death, tragedy invasion of privacy, and greed. In fact there were 4 illnesses. Not sure what the man had, sitting appearing to be in a vegetable state. His wife was diagnosed with Parkinsons, but had no signs of it. Ottos wife dies of cancer and Otto dies of a large heart, which he probably would have died during the four attempts to kill himself in reality. Also not funny. Tragedy-death of a baby and the paralysis of his wife and who know how the rest the passengers in the bus faired? Not funny. It does not promote family, for the exception of marriage-but no friends, grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends from work, friends from hobbies, organizations. I hate movies like this. Unless you are an orphan you have family and even an orphan will make friends. Do people isolate themselves, yes. hermits do this, excentricts, but a man is not neurotic who keeps a street clean by separating the trash bin and keeping the gate locked and shovels his sidewalk in the winter. Not really a neurosis, since these would be common concerns of any homeowners. Also, not really funny. I hate movies which promote the giving of ones wealth to new acquantenances who just happen to be nice and do not need it because they are employed. Also, this movie has another plot- developers who actually succeed multiple times or attempt to continue to destroy either the environment or peoples lives for new housing. Those were pretty nice townhomes. What year was this anyway? Oh, and HIPPA ACT, since when can a developer locate andaccess medical files on all of its tenants; ousting homeowners unlawfully. Really? I thought the El Salvadorian/Mexican lady was the best actor. This is also a low budget, amatuer knock off of Grand Torino by Clint Eastwood.

User review rating: 5 January 28, 2023

LOVED the actors, story line and the cat! This movie made me crack up and burst into tears in the 2 hours it played. Loved it! I am going back to see it again. I had listened to the Books on Tape (A Man Named Ove) and didn't know they made a movie out of it. It was fantastic!

User review rating: 5 January 27, 2023

Loved this movie. From start to finish it held my attention. Never read the book so didn't know what to expect. Tom Hanks is a great actor and deserves an award for his role. Not sure what movie all the negative Nellie's watched but their loss. I wanted to watch it again the second it was over.

User review rating: 5 January 26, 2023

I don't understand the negative remarks as my husband & son really enjoyed this movie!! It had everything in it such as funny lines & characters, sad emotional lines, and most of all lots of life choices. I truly love Tom Hank's acting and the woman who played Marina (I think) was just right for the part with her pushy but loving ways and lovely accent. It was hard not to cry during some scenes. Go see this movie it will lift you up but will make you think about your life choices!!

User review rating: 5 January 26, 2023

Made me laugh and made me cry. It was kind of a single version of Grumpy Old Men. Tom Hanks of course, is superb. Truman and Mariana were also great. Enjoyed this immensely.

User review rating: 5 January 25, 2023

The film funny and yet has a deep meaning about community and not isolating oneself from others. I am not a big movie goer, but this film is worth seeing!!!

User review rating: 5 January 24, 2023

A great American adaptation of the Swedish book??

User review rating: 2 January 24, 2023

The 2nd half of the movie is partially about a transgender & Otto’s relationship with one. Otto also tries to commit suicide several times, but finds his neighbors, people need him & he has a purpose.

User review rating: 5 January 22, 2023

Was a wonderful movie! Went to a Saturday matinee so the price was great. The theater was cold because there was no heat. We were told beforehand and we were already there decide to stay . We just kept our coats on. The show was well worth watching Management couldn’t have been more apologetic about the heat not working.

User review rating: 5 January 22, 2023

I loved it and Tom Hanks is such a great actor!! It made me laugh and made me cry.

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