Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Above Average The problem with Goodbye Christopher Robin is that, although it tells its story, there's no sense of freshness or energy to the approach. Winnie the Pooh is timeless and unforgettable. The same qualities don't apply to this tale of the real-life people and circumstances that inspired his creation.
Roger EbertFull Review Average "Goodbye Christopher Robin” never quite reconciles its whimsical upbeat passages with its gloomy downer portions. What could have been a salute to the power of imagination to heal damaged souls and broken relationships instead opts to focus on tragic events.
Slant MagazineFull Review Below Average Simon Curtis's film is often bathetic, but its most glaring faults lie in its extreme structural imbalance. ...the film unfortunately lingers on the tedious build up to the release of 1926's Winnie-the-Pooh, only to rush through the more intriguing story of Christopher Robin's brush with fame and the resultant fallout.
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A rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children's author A.A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin (Will Tilston), whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie-the-Pooh. Along with hismother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robinand his family are swept up in theinternationalsuccess of the books;theenchanting talesbringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But withthe eyes of the world on Christopher Robin,what will the cost be to the family?