A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) Reviews

  • Feb 10, 2021

    Sebastián Lelio's 'A Fantastic Woman' is a powerful film about loss from a number of angles. Daniela Vega steals the show as a trans woman playing a trans woman. She's great and when the movie is focused it's fantastic. The colors Lelio uses to enhance the drama in addition to some of the great camerawork bring some moments that will stay with the average viewer. Final Score: 8/10

    Sebastián Lelio's 'A Fantastic Woman' is a powerful film about loss from a number of angles. Daniela Vega steals the show as a trans woman playing a trans woman. She's great and when the movie is focused it's fantastic. The colors Lelio uses to enhance the drama in addition to some of the great camerawork bring some moments that will stay with the average viewer. Final Score: 8/10

  • Nov 22, 2020

    A Fantastic Woman is the best Chilean feature film of all!

    A Fantastic Woman is the best Chilean feature film of all!

  • Aug 28, 2020

    I was moved! Fantastic movie! "Ombra mai fu" was really touching.

    I was moved! Fantastic movie! "Ombra mai fu" was really touching.

  • Jul 18, 2020

    Wonderful performance of Daniela in a beautiful and complex movie that shows the power of love and the hypocrisy of ours societies.

    Wonderful performance of Daniela in a beautiful and complex movie that shows the power of love and the hypocrisy of ours societies.

  • Jun 29, 2020

    Heartbreaking and tender, Una Mujer Fantástica deals with its timely social issues with bravery and heart - and boasts an outstanding performance from Daniela Vega.

    Heartbreaking and tender, Una Mujer Fantástica deals with its timely social issues with bravery and heart - and boasts an outstanding performance from Daniela Vega.

  • Jun 17, 2020

    The groundbreaking Chilean movie that won Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards! It follows Marina, a transgender nightclub singer, who comes under suspicion when her much older lover dies suddenly and is harassed and threatened by his lover's vengeful relatives and the police. It shows the unfair struggle when people have to defend their own rights as a human being, when they are just different. It is realistic and portrays a society we definitely need to get rid of. Daniela Vega's performance is riveting and conveys all the pain and is successful in causing rage in the viewer before all that injustice, suffering and humiliation the main character is subject to.

    The groundbreaking Chilean movie that won Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards! It follows Marina, a transgender nightclub singer, who comes under suspicion when her much older lover dies suddenly and is harassed and threatened by his lover's vengeful relatives and the police. It shows the unfair struggle when people have to defend their own rights as a human being, when they are just different. It is realistic and portrays a society we definitely need to get rid of. Daniela Vega's performance is riveting and conveys all the pain and is successful in causing rage in the viewer before all that injustice, suffering and humiliation the main character is subject to.

  • Jan 26, 2020

    A man passes away and leaves behind a lover, an ex-wife and his family. The family does not understand nor appreciates the man's choice of lover and fights to keep her away from the funeral and wake. The woman has to battle the family and various institutions to get what she feels she is deserved. An in-depth and revealing look and what western society considers norm and non-norm and sheds light on the struggles that go on with those outside of the boundaries of normal. A stunning lead and high quality of film-making more than make up for a rather tedious plot and lackluster dialogue. This movie is not for the average film-goer but buffs will find satisfaction in an well directed and produced film. Critics will and do love this movie. Won Oscar for best Foreign film in 2018 as well as multiple wins and nominations for other smaller Awards, Critpop score 3.5 out of 5

    A man passes away and leaves behind a lover, an ex-wife and his family. The family does not understand nor appreciates the man's choice of lover and fights to keep her away from the funeral and wake. The woman has to battle the family and various institutions to get what she feels she is deserved. An in-depth and revealing look and what western society considers norm and non-norm and sheds light on the struggles that go on with those outside of the boundaries of normal. A stunning lead and high quality of film-making more than make up for a rather tedious plot and lackluster dialogue. This movie is not for the average film-goer but buffs will find satisfaction in an well directed and produced film. Critics will and do love this movie. Won Oscar for best Foreign film in 2018 as well as multiple wins and nominations for other smaller Awards, Critpop score 3.5 out of 5

  • Oct 19, 2019

    A subtle, heartfelt tale of a transgender's woman confronted with bias and hatred and ignorance towrd her own grief; Daniela Vega's performance in the title role is indeed fanatstic.

    A subtle, heartfelt tale of a transgender's woman confronted with bias and hatred and ignorance towrd her own grief; Daniela Vega's performance in the title role is indeed fanatstic.

  • Sep 11, 2019

    Poor screenplay development and lacks the emotion and sensitivity enough to engage the audience with the trasgender tragedy. Vega's performance does not convice at all to make one think that her suffering is painful, sincere and deep.

    Poor screenplay development and lacks the emotion and sensitivity enough to engage the audience with the trasgender tragedy. Vega's performance does not convice at all to make one think that her suffering is painful, sincere and deep.

  • Sep 06, 2019

    absolute brilliant!!

    absolute brilliant!!