The Danish Girl Reviews

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August 16, 2016
A story of self-acceptance and discovery that transcends its historical inaccuracies and allows it to ascend to a level of magnetic emotional resonance.
February 23, 2016
It's commendable that Hooper (The King's Speech) has brought Einar Wegener to a multiplex near you... But this restrained, elegant drama seems at odds with its pioneering subject.
February 5, 2016
Vikander delves beneath the surface to explore a truly fascinating woman. And Redmayne is simply wonderful, totally convincing both as Einar and as the "Danish girl" of the film's title.
January 7, 2016
Redmayne's fine bone-china features are prime movers in all of this being convincing but so is his performance, reticent, vulnerable and acutely observed.
January 3, 2016
It's a laboured, glossy affair in which the complexity and challenge of Lili's process of becoming are buried under a glaze of sumptuous design and arch acting.
January 1, 2016
Eddie Redmayne makes another astounding transformation in The Danish Girl, after his Oscar-winning turn as Stephen Hawking.
January 1, 2016
It's OK. It's probably passable, if you've got two hours to kill. But it's repetitive, excessively polite and also, given the subject matter, surprisingly dull.
December 31, 2015
The Danish Girl has charm, but not quite passion.
December 29, 2015
Redmayne and Vikander, along with the film's dusky flourishes, allow The Danish Girl to reach beyond the awards it was designed to win.
December 23, 2015
About its protagonist, it hasn't the foggiest. Lili is an unknowable curiosity, with Redmayne's performance all mannerism and no inner life.
December 17, 2015
Only Vikander's performance elevates it above its pretty surface. Her Gerda tells us a story of a woman desperately in love with a man who's vanished, but whose eyes still gaze at her.
December 17, 2015
Despite The Danish Girl's lack of specificity regarding what motivates Einar's transformation into Lili Elbe, the film is still quite lovely. Its compositions are lovely to look at, and the performances engaging.
December 17, 2015
"The Danish Girl" is beautifully shot and tastefully made and acted, but only Vikander seems willing to take chances. Happily, she does.
December 17, 2015
Only when the camera is on Vikander does the film transcend its artifice. In one of the year's best performances, she imbues Gerda with such poignancy and grace that Redmayne all but fades into the background.
December 11, 2015
Eventually, [Hooper] surrenders to the visual and psychological displays attendant on Redmayne's prolonged transformation from Einar to Lili.
December 11, 2015
A sweet and inoffensive drama located in a pretty art deco past that makes the experience of transgender people palatable to a mainstream audience.
December 10, 2015
Hooper makes coffee-table cinema, and "The Danish Girl" is his latest volume.
December 10, 2015
Watching The Danish Girl, it's possible to get some feeling for the deep sense of self-alienation a transgendered person can experience but the movie's aloof tone creates distance between the viewer and the lead characters.
December 10, 2015
A well-told, well-acted, well-photographed period piece.
December 10, 2015
Hooper's staid treatment hardly complements the subject matter, and the stuffy tone is only exacerbated by Redmayne's drippy performance.
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