A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) Reviews

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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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 15, 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 31, 2019
The screenwriters, Lelio and Gonzalo Maza, created a mysterious, opaque fog around the core of the story that simply didn't work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 29, 2019
Fortunately, the film takes after its title character in that its flaws do not overwhelm its mostly skillful example of the personal made political.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.5/10
January 18, 2019
A Fantastic Woman questions the kind of poisonous and daily intolerance that sounds almost innocent and arises more from ignorance than from evil and hatred. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 8, 2019
A Fantastic Woman is a reaffirmation of unapologetic womanhood.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 8, 2018
Daniela Vega is an absolute revelation.
October 31, 2018
A Fantastic Woman is an honest portrayal of the spirit's struggle to retain basic human dignity in the face of tragedy.
October 26, 2018
At its core, A Fantastic Woman is a story about grief and the walls we put up to avoid processing it, that just so happens to include the added context of trans identity.
October 25, 2018
This is a stirring portrait of self-discovery with Vega pouring everything she has into this performance.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 17, 2018
Quietly respectful, but lacking much in the way of insight, Lelio's Una Mujer Fantástica is a welcome Latin-American addition to the trans trend, but doesn't manage to ever quite get under its protagonist's skin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 28, 2018
They've found an actor in Daniela Vega to carry the weight of this tragic reality on her shoulders in a way no one but a transgender woman herself could.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
August 27, 2018
Even if Lelio and Vega don't let you truly know Marina, you cannot help but respect her.
Full Review | Original Score: 4
August 27, 2018
Watching Marina contemplate her reactions in a refusal to be deterred from closure is, in and of itself, utterly fantastic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 24, 2018
... a bold, beautiful celebration of a trans hero that many audiences have waited years for.
August 20, 2018
Some of these scenes border on cartoonish, but Vega's wonderfully measured performance roots them all in a sense of determined resolve.
June 27, 2018
Powerful story of trans woman's grief; language, sex, nudity
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 13, 2018
Even with this powerful message, the film never preaches.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
April 3, 2018
Santiago Leilo does an extraordinary job with this rounded script, filled with uncomfortable situations that will leave you with goosebumps. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
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