Sonja - The White Swan


Sonja - The White Swan

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Sonja - The White Swan is the story about Sonja Henie, one of the world's greatest athletes and the inventor of modern figure skating, who decides to go to Hollywood in 1936 to become a movie star. Her first film breaks the box office by selling the most tickets in the world in 1937. She becomes one of richest women in her time, always surrounded by fans, lovers and family, never alone. As she gets older the spotlight is fading, but she refuses to quit. It all collapses when she falls, drunk on the slushy ice, in Rio de Janeiro.


Critic Reviews for Sonja - The White Swan

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (8) | Rotten (1)

  • A frosty tale of a star who was more machine than human, "Sonja: The White Swan" is, like Henie herself, brash and dazzling and hard to love.

    Feb 4, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

    Amy Nicholson

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  • Strong and powerful are not in and of themselves attractive qualities when the person who possesses them is utterly selfish and destructive. The slick but formulaic filmmaking is not much of an advantage here, either.

    Jan 26, 2019 | Full Review…
  • An interesting biopic which doesn't skate over what it takes to power your way to the top and should have you swanning to the cinema.

    Mar 21, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Even though it's set in the 1930s-1950s, Sewitsky features contemporary music throughout - a reminder that Henie's sexual liberty, financial independence, and business acumen made her a very modern woman.

    Mar 11, 2019 | Full Review…
  • I have a brimming Rolodex of dead pals and yet there are still so many corpses I haven't met. Until recently one of these stiffs was Sonja Henie. I'm really glad we met via this flick.

    Feb 20, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • ne Marie Wilmann convincingly conveys this historic diva with verve and ages her perfectly from a fresh-faced film ingenue to a drunken, washed up Ice Queen literally falling flat on her keister.

    Feb 8, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

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