A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) Reviews

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March 26, 2020
[Daniela] Vega is mesmerizing as the protagonist.
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.
March 13, 2018
The picture works as an extended scream against lazy assumptions and blinkered bigotry. But it is also light, funny, wry and inspiring.
March 8, 2018
From the moment the camera catches sight of the singer Marina Vidal in a Santiago hotspot, where she brings panache to a salsa-infused torch song, it is fully captivated and so are we.
March 6, 2018
An accomplished and deeply moving film, gloriously rendered with shifting harmonies, gusto, poise and heartfelt emotion.
March 4, 2018
A Fantastic Woman asks us to embrace all things fluid and, thanks to the superstar at its centre, it's a pleasure to go with the flow.
March 4, 2018
The director's empathy for the indignities of female solitude remains very much his strong suit.
March 4, 2018
A magnetic screen presence, Vega is called upon to unify the film's shifting moods - no mean feat. It's a challenge to which she rises with ease ...
March 2, 2018
Fantastic is one word for it, another would be outstanding.
March 2, 2018
An exquisite melodrama about the extremes of love and grief and familial conflict that also, when you're least expecting it, packs a hefty political wallop.
March 1, 2018
When the screen went dark prior to running the final credits, I assumed for an instant that some small initial section had come to a close. In fact, an hour and three quarters had gone by.
March 1, 2018
Without preaching from the pulpit, A Fantastic Woman powerfully communicates the hostility and hatred that persons such as Marina encounter simply due to their otherness.
February 28, 2018
"A Fantastic Woman" is the role of a lifetime for Vega, but let's hope it's just the start of a career, not the end.
February 28, 2018
Regardless of the story's sexual politics, Marina is the type of movie heroine that any audience will root for (one reason why it has secured an Oscar nomination).
February 28, 2018
About someone searching for himself - and, in this case, herself - in a landscape dense with the visual language of that quest.
February 28, 2018
Vega's performance is transfixing.
February 27, 2018
Daniela Vega is a delight.
February 26, 2018
Given it could be re-titled 'Microaggressions: The Movie', this is an unsurprisingly upsetting watch at times, but it's made compelling by Vega's dignified, heartfelt performance.
February 23, 2018
[Daniela] Vega is stunning. She delivers a performance of such breadth, scope and unwavering strength the cumulative power of what she accomplishes is unquestionably exceptional.
February 23, 2018
A Fantastic Woman displays the same unblinking intensity that distinguished Jackie (2017), Chilean director Pablo Larrain's study of Jackie Kennedy in the week following JFK's assassination.
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