A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) Reviews

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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.
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]
January 8, 2019
A Fantastic Woman is a reaffirmation of unapologetic womanhood.
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
This is a stirring portrait of self-discovery with Vega pouring everything she has into this performance.
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 18, 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.
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.
August 28, 2018
Even if Lelio and Vega don't let you truly know Marina, you cannot help but respect her.
August 27, 2018
Watching Marina contemplate her reactions in a refusal to be deterred from closure is, in and of itself, utterly fantastic.
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
April 13, 2018
Even with this powerful message, the film never preaches.
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]
April 2, 2018
Daniela Vega is haunting in the title role.
March 28, 2018
The movie is great. And, if it helps people put themselves in the pumps of the Marinas out there, how could that be anything but fantastic?
March 23, 2018
[Sebastián] Lelios was lucky that he had an actress as capable as [Daniela] Vega to depend on.
March 22, 2018
The film's thinness as a story is largely compensated for by Daniela Vega imposing a personality on the character and material that aren't quite there without her.
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