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69% Tomatometer 208 Reviews 97% Audience Score 5,000+ Verified Ratings Based on the comical and moving New York Times bestseller, A Man Called Otto tells the story of Otto Anderson (Tom Hanks), a grumpy widower whose only joy comes from criticizing and judging his exasperated neighbors. When a lively young family moves in next door, he meets his match in quick-witted and very pregnant Marisol, leading to an unexpected friendship that will turn his world upside-down. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Check all cynicism at the door and allow A Man Called Otto to tug at your heartstrings with its tried-and-true tune -- it just might sing.

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With a perfect Tom Hanks in the lead, A Man Called Otto is almost guaranteed to make you laugh and cry.

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A Man Called Otto | Rotten Tomatoes (1) Ed Potton Times (UK) This slice of superior schmaltz has Tom Hanks as a fastidious late-middle-aged grump who hates everyone, from overcharging shop assistants to neighbours who put their recycling in the wrong bin. Rated: 3/5 Feb 15, 2023 Full Review A Man Called Otto | Rotten Tomatoes (2) Rex Reed Observer A follow-the-dots flick with a few moments of charm that aims to be a feel-good crowd pleaser, but lacks enough freshness and insight to make it anything special. Rated: 3/4 Jan 19, 2023 Full Review A Man Called Otto | Rotten Tomatoes (3) Dwight Brown DwightBrownInk.com Despite the film’s flaws, what audiences will take away is a humanizing experience by a group of misfits who are learning that getting along can also be lifesaving. Rated: 2.5/4 Jan 19, 2023 Full Review A Man Called Otto | Rotten Tomatoes (4) Dave Giannini InSession Film A Man Called Otto is not a waste of time by any stretch, but it also does not demand your attention in any strong measure. Rated: C Feb 28, 2024 Full Review A Man Called Otto | Rotten Tomatoes (5) Ilan Preskovsky Channel24 (South Africa) I did occasionally find it just a bit too pat and too contrived to melt my more critical lens entirely, but it won me over with its nicely handled comedic touches, lovely performances, and both its clear-eyed positivity and its shamelessly huge heart. Rated: 3.5/5 Jul 31, 2023 Full Review A Man Called Otto | Rotten Tomatoes (6) Matthew Creith Matinee With Matt If not for Tom Hanks, "A Man Called Otto" might be a boring tale of one grumpy man's perseverance against the elements trying to take him down. But it's because of Hanks that the film succeeds. Jul 25, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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Kelly It was very heart warming to see the sweet relationship evolve between Otto and his neighbors. Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/06/23 Full Review Jason L great movie. Tom Hanks really shines Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/20/23 Full Review Sandy It was depressing but Tom Hanks is always great! Rated 4/5 Stars • Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/09/23 Full Review Sara Funny, interesting and all around fantastic movie Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/01/23 Full Review Amanda G So beautiful and so sad. A bunch of us were crying in the theater at the end. :'( Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/29/23 Full Review Craig M This film touched on many difficult subjects and social issues, dealing with each in a sensitive and thought-provoking manner. Tom Hanks was great as usual as was the entire supporting cast. Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/28/23 Full Review Read all reviews

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Marc Forster Director Tom Hanks Otto Anderson Mack Bayda Malcolm Mariana Treviño Marisol Rachel Keller Sonya Manuel Garcia-Rulfo Tommy
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Synopsis Based on the comical and moving New York Times bestseller, A Man Called Otto tells the story of Otto Anderson (Tom Hanks), a grumpy widower whose only joy comes from criticizing and judging his exasperated neighbors. When a lively young family moves in next door, he meets his match in quick-witted and very pregnant Marisol, leading to an unexpected friendship that will turn his world upside-down.

Director
Marc Forster

Producer
Fredrik Wikström, Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman

Screenwriter
David Magee

Distributor
Columbia Pictures

Production Co
Playtone, Columbia Pictures, SF Productions, Stage 6 Films, Sony Pictures

Rating
PG-13 (Mature Thematic Material|Language|Suicide Attempts)

Genre
Comedy, Drama

Original Language
English

Release Date (Theaters)
Jan 13, 2023, Wide

Release Date (Streaming)
Feb 28, 2023

Box Office (Gross USA)
$64.1M

Runtime
2h 6m

Sound Mix
Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio
Flat (1.85:1)
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