Metascore
87

Universal acclaim - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 100
    This movie gets you coming and going.
  2. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    100
    This year's miracle is called Tootsie. It is not just the best comedy of the year; it is popular art on the way to becoming cultural artifact.
  3. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    100
    Remarkably funny and entirely convincing, film pulls off the rare accomplishment of being an in-drag comedy which also emerges with three-dimensional characters.
  4. Reviewed by: Michael Blowen
    100
    Tootsie, the story of a man who liberates himself by masquerading as a woman, is the funniest, most revealing comedy since "Annie Hall." [17 Dec 1982]
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. MKM
    Jun 4, 2008
    10
    One of the all-time best comedy/ love stories. It's in my desert island bag.
  2. Aug 24, 2014
    10
    Of Dustin Hoffman's many brilliant performances, this will always be my favorite. He allows us to genuinely care for this person--regardlessOf Dustin Hoffman's many brilliant performances, this will always be my favorite. He allows us to genuinely care for this person--regardless of what he has done. His wit and comedy are to die for. Oh, and don't forget the early genius of Jessica Lange. Full Review »
  3. May 22, 2014
    7
    I had low expectations for this one and, honestly, expected the cross dressing of Hoffman to be a little...odd. However, as a whole, the filmI had low expectations for this one and, honestly, expected the cross dressing of Hoffman to be a little...odd. However, as a whole, the film is very funny, endearing, and quite charming, as we watch Hoffman transform into a woman in order to try to rescue his acting career. Easily the funniest part of the film is watching serious scenes with serious implications unfold with the knowledge that Hoffman is actually a man and being the only ones aside from his roommate (Bill Murray) who knows this. In addition, him working on his interpersonal relationships from both sides really leads to some interesting conversations that also help to add to the comedy of the film. In terms of acting, really everyone did well and aside from Hoffman who obviously stood out, Bill Murray was great. He was his usual self from the 80's, which really made every scene he was in quite funny. Overall, Tootsie is a fun film to watch (there are some awkward moments that make you cringe, but those aside) and is a solid way to spend an afternoon. Full Review »