Adam Reviews

September 27, 2019
Arriving following the backlash transgender drama Girl received upon general release earlier in the year, Adam is a great argument for letting trans people tell their stories.
August 26, 2019
The film offers a bold perspective on how it feels to be outside mainstream society, seeking a community of like-minded people.
August 23, 2019
In the end, Adam is the kind of movie that, despite some good moments and reasonably noble intentions, ultimately does not quite work, though it could potentially inspire some viewer to one day make another movie along these lines that genuinely does.
August 22, 2019
Though 2006 might not seem too far removed from our present, in terms of LGBTQ visibility the distance between then and now is considerable. "Adam" reminds us how much, thankfully, society has slowly changed and yet how far we still are from real change.
August 19, 2019
Tender, funny and refreshingly un-Hollywood. Nicholas Alexander gives a breakthrough performance.
August 16, 2019
The brilliance of Adam is that it shows these dating microaggressions without forcing a trans character to experience this abuse. Instead in these moments, we get to laugh at the absurdity of these cis people and Adam's cluelessness.
August 14, 2019
Adam may not be above reproach, but its good intentions are infectious.
August 14, 2019
Ernst doesn't feel a moral obligation to only depict behavior onscreen that he endorses, and neither should any filmmaker, for that matter. Such limitations are the antithesis of art.
August 13, 2019
Adam proves why it's essential for trans creatives to have a role in telling stories about their community: Ernst presents Schrag's material from a distinctly trans perspective
August 9, 2019
Sparkling coming-of-age-among-lesbian-sister's-lesbian friends comedy. Funny and smart.
August 8, 2019
This is a gem of a film, mixing acknowledged awfulness with gentle culture clash comedy and a surprising amount of warmth.
February 7, 2019
Director Rhys Ernst took a bold step in adapting this difficult material for the big screen, and what he delivered was a surprisingly hilarious, complicated look at a pivotal moment in queer culture.
January 26, 2019
Ultimately, Adam is one of those films that works well, both as a learning lesson and a conversation starter for transgender issues.
January 26, 2019
Along with screenwriter and novel author Ariel Schrag, Ernst manages to create a balance between the raunchy and charming at the same time. It's a feel good film, but in the most unexpected way.
January 26, 2019
This gentle comedy likely won't achieve a big level of chatter, but there's value in its earnest and authentic take on the coming-of-age film.
January 26, 2019
Brisk and astutely assembled, "Adam" makes something educational and playful rather than insulting out of that character's brief walk in another gender construct's shoes.
January 25, 2019
[A} sweetly subversive movie, which represents a step forward in representation simply via the fact that it's directed by a trans filmmaker and features trans actors in the appropriate roles.