Laurence Anyways Reviews

October 10, 2013
"Laurence Anyways" is a formidable display of French Canadian director Xavier Dolan's prodigious talents, but also a case study of a young talent still finding his way to greatness.He'll get there one day, soon, but this film doesn't quite do it.
September 12, 2013
Lushly romantic and daringly original.
July 18, 2013
It's all too much, really, including its 21/2-hour-plus running time. But it's also engrossing, an ultimately tender story of a transsexual's transformation over 10 years and its effect on him and the people around him.
July 3, 2013
At nearly three hours, it's by turns an extraordinary and exhausting work.
July 1, 2013
Poupaud's quiet moments convey a lofty, poignant introspection, and Clment erupts with grand, if scattershot, furies.
June 28, 2013
At nearly three hours, it's entirely too long, needlessly padded out with an intrusive interview-framing device.
June 28, 2013
[Mr. Dolan] perfectly evokes the violating effect of a stranger's scrutiny and the imponderable depths of a lover's gaze.
June 27, 2013
For all of its transgender drama, "Laurence Anyways" remains a love story, pure but not so simple.
Top Critic
June 27, 2013
Without belittling the challenges and prejudices Laurence faces, Dolan places her story into larger contexts, posing questions about conformity, heartbreak, love and self-fulfillment.
Top Critic
June 27, 2013
A nearly three-hour epic, a melodrama writ large, and blessed with a young man's ambition.