A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) Reviews

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February 22, 2018
"A Fantastic Woman" is a superb Chilean drama, at times infuriating but never despairing.
February 22, 2018
In our increasingly polarized time, "A Fantastic Woman" bridges the gap between ignorance and understanding through the transcendent power of art.
February 22, 2018
[A] gently heart-wrenching, quietly furious movie ...
February 22, 2018
"A Fantastic Woman" becomes a delicate, moving study of grief, of quiet triumph over adversity, of adjusting to life's empty spaces - and learning to fill them with love.
February 16, 2018
Lelio is a fine director and he handles this tragic story with tenderness and insight, and also with a firm control over the film's superb visuals. But the lasting impression is that of Vega's performance as Marina.
February 15, 2018
It shows how thinking of a person in terms of his or her physical condition can have a harmful effect on that person, limiting his or her sense of self.
February 14, 2018
The film's great triumph is Daniela Vega, a transgender actress and singer, who makes an indelible impression in the leading role.
February 14, 2018
A Fantastic Woman trumpets its intentions in its very title. It should not have been necessary to exalt Marina in order to give her passion and turmoil their due.
February 9, 2018
A quietly honest centre never wavers.
February 8, 2018
At its core, A Fantastic Woman is the story of genuine love, something requires no definition.
February 8, 2018
This movie is a double of its own, with art and life reflecting one another so that we see not just Marina but also Vega for the fantastic women they are.
February 8, 2018
Its clarity of purpose translates to an effectively lean and straightforward story of adversity and survival, in any language.
February 7, 2018
"A Fantastic Woman" serves as a gentle reminder that we all contain multitudes.
February 6, 2018
Someone who can navigate all that, and remain resilient, assertive, even charismatic? Yes - she's a fantastic woman.
February 3, 2018
Lelio crafts a world that's realistically, distressingly unfair, violent and dark. But with Vega in the lead, her arresting screen charisma lends itself to some truly lovely and wonderful bits of fire and magic.
February 2, 2018
A tremendous portrait of grief and prejudice.
February 2, 2018
... one of those movies that derives power from its simplicity, conveying the discrimination against its transgender heroine in a way culls from a long history of such portrayals and yet somehow manages to feel fresh and relevant
February 2, 2018
Lelio approaches this material with sensitivity and empathy. There's restraint in his style, eloquent as it is.
February 1, 2018
What lifts argument into art is Ms. Vega's performance...
February 1, 2018
It's a reminder that as much as a film can open doors, there are places we're allowed into only by the grace of our hosts, and that permission can be withdrawn at any moment.
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