A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) Reviews

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July 23, 2020
[T]he film's idiosyncrasies [are] often as welcoming as its star herself.
June 3, 2020
The filmmakers pose a powerful and moving question for their worldwide audience: What was Marina's crime?
March 26, 2020
[Daniela] Vega is mesmerizing as the protagonist.
February 7, 2020
[Daniela] Vega is incredible in all of these scenes, fully occupying the screen with a presence that oscillates from fury to the stark horror of grief.
January 27, 2020
A Fantastic Woman is a superb character study and a severe indictment of a society that's more hypocritical than open-minded.
January 23, 2020
Vega's performance is a prize for anyone who sees this timely, ground-breaking and moving portrait.
October 18, 2019
The film may be groundbreaking in terms of getting attention for community that continues to be misunderstood, but it is the truth with which grief, which is universal, is represented, that audiences will find the greatest, and lasting, connection.
October 5, 2019
Featuring trans actress Daniela Vega in a beautiful, formidable performance.
September 16, 2019
A simmering, elegant knockout of a film and must be seen.
September 11, 2019
This isn't a story about discovering identity. This is a story of relationships, of grief, and of how social networks break down for the most vulnerable.
August 7, 2019
Beautiful and inspired, optimistic but raw, a fantastic approach to transsexual femininity as part of a daily life cycle. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 6, 2019
A Fantastic Woman pays great attention to small, mundane details and almost plays as a "real story of real people" making audiences realize the difficulties and injustices people like Marina face on a daily basis.
July 21, 2019
It's a movie of the moment, pleading for hope and change against formidable, unfortunate odds.
June 27, 2019
My name is Marina Vidal
June 3, 2019
A wrenching portrait of grief marked by a powerful central performance that heralds the arrival of a thrilling new talent.
May 28, 2019
A Fantastic Woman is as whimsical as it is tragic, as fierce as it is heartbreaking. And it's all thanks to Vega's transcendent performance.
April 24, 2019
[It] is a film well worth the time seek out and watch, for its wonderful lead performance and its portrayal of quiet human dignity and persistence in the face of prejudice.
February 21, 2019
Vega's performance is riveting, but writer and co-director Sebastián Leilo's use of sex and gender to shape his narrative is straight out of a '50s melodrama.
February 16, 2019
A Fantastic Woman represents a bold step forward, but also stands alone as a great, always relevant study of resilience in the face of a thoughtless and cowardly world.
February 1, 2019
The screenwriters, Lelio and Gonzalo Maza, created a mysterious, opaque fog around the core of the story that simply didn't work.
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