The Danish Girl Reviews

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April 30, 2020
For me, the love story was not engaging enough to make the movie interesting.
April 30, 2020
It was so shallow.
April 7, 2020
The Danish Girl is a Thomas Kinkade painting set into motion - supremely crafted, but absent of substance.
January 13, 2020
If seeing a pair of world-class actors surrounded by impeccable art design create fully rounded characters sounds like a good time to you, then The Danish Girl is not to be missed.
September 15, 2019
Historically, Hirschfeld's Institute was looted by the Nazis in 1933 and all the records were burned. In-other-words The Danish Girl is a fiction based film taken from the skeletal remains of whatever scraps of paper were left behind after the Great War.
July 5, 2019
A work of tremulous beauty buoyed by two of the most powerful screen performances in recent memory.
April 17, 2019
Hooper's direction is refreshingly frank about how confusing and overwhelming Lili's transition was for her and her wife. Elsewhere, Coxon's immaculate script is perceptive, if a little on-the-nose...
April 8, 2019
The film is masterfully composed and boasts two strong central performances that will undoubtedly merit their certain Academy recognition.
April 5, 2019
Not always engaging, The Danish Girl is still able to provide some heartfelt moments even while the overall story arc could have been expanded upon.
March 7, 2019
The whole film feels very dated but also, in spite of it being "based on a true story", false.
February 22, 2019
The most gorgeous pictures in the world can't cover up phoniness, and that's exactly what Hooper and Redmayne's Lili feels like: phony. A pretty portrait of the wrong woman.
February 13, 2019
The Danish Girl is certainly well-directed and certainly boasts great performances, but the story sells audiences short. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 24, 2019
While Redmayne bravely steps into a unique role, it is Gerda's perpective and Vikander's acting that stand out.
December 14, 2018
While the film has flaws that hinder it from being fully gripping (the last act in particular), Hooper has made a dazzling picture that is just another notch on his shiny awards season belt.
November 3, 2018
Looks as flat as a board. It has zero interest in composition, or any elements that might suggest film is a visual language... However, the film's self-serving faux-progressiveness is a worse offense.
August 26, 2018
The film's extraordinary, detailed visual beauty will stay with you long after the movie is over.
August 21, 2018
Every second in Hooper's film is arranged like a Vanity Fair shoot... Indeed, so overwrought are some moments that you may struggle to keep a straight face amid all the hamming and political worthiness.
August 21, 2018
Alicia Vikander is a joy to watch but the film doesn't captivate and the ending is just so ridiculous I instantly forgot it until I looked back at my notes.
June 13, 2018
Considering Elbe's legacy and her importance to trans history, there's something a little strange and uncomfortable about watching The Danish Girl.
April 23, 2018
Hooper's insistence on keeping matters low key results in a muted picture that struggles to come alive, with Vikander the only true shining light.
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