The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela Reviews

October 13, 2008
That hyperbolic title refers to Raquela's transsexual status, but otherwise, there's nothing all that amazing about this very specialized-interest, sometimes engaging but often frustrating faux-documentary.
September 26, 2008
Rios is the glue that holds Johannesson's neither-fish-nor-fowl film together:
September 26, 2008
A kind of postmodern, grown-up fairytale: a Cinderella story for the reality-TV age.
September 26, 2008
Raquela Rios is so passionately alive her film gets away with an open ending -- as it has everything else.
September 26, 2008
The amazing truth about Queen Raquela is that she's constructed from clichs.
September 26, 2008
It's funny, wry, edgy and occasionally insightful -- but it's not a documentary.
September 26, 2008
It's like being trapped in a roomful of teenage girls for 80 minutes.
September 24, 2008
Raquela's travel sequences are poorly structured, and detract from the film's most satisfying moments.
September 21, 2008
As fabulous, scraggly, tough-minded, star-eyed and conflicted as the queen it documents.