Chris’s review published on Letterboxd:
As a comedy, Toni Erdmann fails spectacularly. All of these reports I read of 3 hours of non-stop laughs are completely baffling to me. I, very literally, laughed zero times during the entire movie. However, as a sad and touching take on parenthood and losing touch of your children in adulthood it works tremendously well. Some really great performances here too. The coda feels unnecessary though and the movie really missed its chance to end on a perfect note with its inclusion.