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A Man Called Otto

A Man Called Otto

Score: 8.19 / 10

Release Date: Crave
Director: Marc Forster
Producer: Fredrik Wikström Nicastro, Gary Goetzman, Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Starring: Tom Hanks, Mariana Treviño, Rachel Keller, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Truman Hanks, Mike Birbiglia
Genre: Comedy
Running Time: 126 minutes

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A Man Called Otto movie reviews

  • 1

    A Man Called Otto

    Saturday, January 28, 2023 9:02:15 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    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.

  • 10

    A Man Called Otto

    Saturday, January 28, 2023 5:24:49 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    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!

  • 10

    A Man Called Otto

    Friday, January 27, 2023 10:07:40 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    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.

  • 10

    A Man Called Otto

    Thursday, January 26, 2023 8:00:17 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    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!!

  • 9

    A Man Called Otto

    Thursday, January 26, 2023 12:59:41 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    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.

  • 9

    A Man Called Otto

    Wednesday, January 25, 2023 2:01:48 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    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!!!

  • 10

    A Man Called Otto

    Tuesday, January 24, 2023 9:25:42 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    A great American adaptation of the Swedish book??

  • 4

    A Man Called Otto

    Tuesday, January 24, 2023 3:08:07 PM | (Age Not Specified)

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

  • 9

    A Man Called Otto

    Sunday, January 22, 2023 4:53:21 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    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 couldnt have been more apologetic about the heat not working.

  • 10

    A Man Called Otto

    Sunday, January 22, 2023 4:43:29 PM | (Age Not Specified)

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