Goodbye Christopher Robin

Goodbye Christopher Robin

Goodbye Christopher Robin

Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina) is author AA Milne in this drama about Milne's son Christopher Robin and how his birth would lead to the creation of Winnie the Pooh. From the director of My Week with Marilyn, it co-stars Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad) and Kelly Macdonald (No Country for Old Men).

Along with his mother Daphne (Robbie) and his nanny Olive (Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?

2017Rating: PG, Low level violence107 minsUK
DramaTrue Story & BiographyHistorical
93%
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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

flicks

Director Simon Curtis (My Week with Marilyn) delivers another biography based on reality that never lets facts get in the way of a good story. Set in England between the world wars, writer A.A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson), wracked by post-WWI trauma, and struggling to keep his marriage to Daphne (Margot Robbie) together, moves his family to the countryside. He writes Winnie The Pooh, which becomes a huge success, inadvertently turning his young son, Christopher Robin, into a worldwide celebrity. Yet, despite the tender warmth of his work, Milne’s relationship with his son remains difficult and distant.

3.0
Vulture

Vulture

press

Everything in this too-too movie feels overfermented, off.

Variety

Variety

press

Two tips for all who see the film: Brush up on the books (and also Milne's beloved poem "Vespers") before going, in order to appreciate all the inside references, and pack your hankies. You'll need 'em.

Time Out

Time Out

press

Fans of Pooh and co get enough to make this an informative nostalgia fix.

3.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A stiffly depressing portrait of toffee-nosed child abuse.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

[A] bizarrely clenched and infantilised tragedy-twee heritage drama about AA Milne's fraught relationship with his son Christopher Robin.

1.0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

In dramatic terms, the film is complex and involving; in historic terms, it's half-truth. That's better than nothing but never enough.

3.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Take a hankie. You'll need it.

4.0
Newshub

Newshub

press

While it won't tick all the boxes of a classic biopic, it was engaging insight into the world of AA Milne...

3.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A bracing sourness rescues 'Goodbye Christopher Robin' from sickly sweet banality.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

It's the chemistry between Domhnall Gleeson and newcomer Will Tilston, as the awkwardly matched father and son, that makes the movie more than a mélange of inept parenting and Tigger too.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

A tribute to a man and his son who gave the world joy…

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A witty and touching father-son tale. And at its centre: a startling debut from Will Tilston, whose compelling performance ensures its emotional moments land successfully.

4.0
Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

flicks

Director Simon Curtis (My Week with Marilyn) delivers another biography based on reality that never lets facts get in the way of a good story. Set in England between the world wars, writer A.A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson), wracked by post-WWI trauma, and struggling to keep his marriage to Daphne (Margot Robbie) together, moves his family to the countryside. He writes Winnie The Pooh, which becomes a huge success, inadvertently turning his young son, Christopher Robin, into a worldwide celebrity. Yet, despite the tender warmth of his work, Milne’s relationship with his son remains difficult and distant.

3.0
Vulture

Vulture

press

Everything in this too-too movie feels overfermented, off.

Variety

Variety

press

Two tips for all who see the film: Brush up on the books (and also Milne's beloved poem "Vespers") before going, in order to appreciate all the inside references, and pack your hankies. You'll need 'em.

Time Out

Time Out

press

Fans of Pooh and co get enough to make this an informative nostalgia fix.

3.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A stiffly depressing portrait of toffee-nosed child abuse.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

[A] bizarrely clenched and infantilised tragedy-twee heritage drama about AA Milne's fraught relationship with his son Christopher Robin.

1.0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

In dramatic terms, the film is complex and involving; in historic terms, it's half-truth. That's better than nothing but never enough.

3.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Take a hankie. You'll need it.

4.0
Newshub

Newshub

press

While it won't tick all the boxes of a classic biopic, it was engaging insight into the world of AA Milne...

3.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A bracing sourness rescues 'Goodbye Christopher Robin' from sickly sweet banality.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

It's the chemistry between Domhnall Gleeson and newcomer Will Tilston, as the awkwardly matched father and son, that makes the movie more than a mélange of inept parenting and Tigger too.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

A tribute to a man and his son who gave the world joy…

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A witty and touching father-son tale. And at its centre: a startling debut from Will Tilston, whose compelling performance ensures its emotional moments land successfully.

4.0