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The Invisible Woman Reviews

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October 30, 2017
Fiennes is excellent -- delivering both the charm, charisma and showmanship we expect and the flaws and the weaknesses we do not.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 12, 2015
Far more attentive to visual storytelling than most actors who step behind the camera, Fiennes conveys shifting dynamics through his characters' positions within the frame.
October 10, 2014
It's unhurried yet confident, familiar yet provocative. With fine cinematography by Robert Hardy (Blitz), most 'Expectations' will, indeed, be met.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 10, 2014
The performances are first-rate -- Fiennes and Jones are stellar, as are Kristin Scott Thomas as Nelly's mother and Tom Hollander as playwright Collins -- and the score and period details are sumptuous. But the film still drags.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 18, 2014
The Invisible Woman is a beautiful picture with strong performances, but made unnecessarily convoluted.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
May 14, 2014
The Invisible Woman is so subtle and secretive that it sets a record as the most low-keyed of its usually feverish genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 2, 2014
The Invisible Woman is a fine-looking period piece and Fiennes has an eye for nuance as Dickens tries handling the public news of his private life in a world that has just discovered the thrill of newspaper gossip.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 29, 2014
As if deliberately choosing to cast the most milquetoast actor he could find to be 'invisible', Jones is completely unable to register the fierce eroticism and longing that is needed for her character.
Read More | Original Score: C+
April 24, 2014
The pleasure and the drama come in watching for the real emotions peeking beneath the fancy costumes and flowery dialogue (by screenwriter Abi Morgan), all the more fierce because they must be repressed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 21, 2014
Solid, beautifully shot and acted, leisurely paced costume drama that can't hide ... that its central love affair is illicit. What I found fascinating was its depiction of just how an affair was run in such a situation - in those days, among such people.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 16, 2014
The Invisible Woman is a satisfying romantic drama that explores a very complex relationship.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 16, 2014
Felicity Jones gives a strong depiction of repressed emotion. Up against Fiennes' Dickens -- all bonhomie, energy, mercurial self-consciousness -- she's a melancholy figure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 16, 2014
The Invisible Woman , overall, is a film of intelligence and subtlety, and Jones's performance as Nelly reflects exactly those qualities - she brings Nelly, with all her complexities, doubts and conflicted loyalties, vividly to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 16, 2014
I wanted to believe in the intensity of this relationship and it just wasn't there for me.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 12, 2014
The passion that forged this relationship has to be imagined: it's not shown
April 12, 2014
Exquisitely directed by Fiennes, who also delivers convincingly in his portrayal of Dickens, there is a poetic quality about the film with its dreamy cinematography, ethereal music and wonderful sense of time and place
March 13, 2014
Despite being saddled with all of the demands that come with directing, Fiennes turns in one of the best performances of his career.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 17, 2014
This is not a film about the good-hearted Christmas-loving Dickens.
February 14, 2014
Fiennes and his team recreate 19th-century England with a precision that, in its more stifling moments, rekindles memories of Merchant Ivory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 12, 2014
[Felicity Jones'] gorgeously vulnerable, yet seductively secretive performance is generously allowed to be the star turn by a twinkly-eyed Fiennes (who also, elegantly, directs).
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