The Danish Girl Reviews

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January 13, 2020
If seeing a pair of world-class actors surrounded by impeccable art design create fully rounded characters sounds like a good time to you, then The Danish Girl is not to be missed.
September 15, 2019
Historically, Hirschfeld's Institute was looted by the Nazis in 1933 and all the records were burned. In-other-words The Danish Girl is a fiction based film taken from the skeletal remains of whatever scraps of paper were left behind after the Great War.
July 5, 2019
A work of tremulous beauty buoyed by two of the most powerful screen performances in recent memory.
April 17, 2019
Hooper's direction is refreshingly frank about how confusing and overwhelming Lili's transition was for her and her wife. Elsewhere, Coxon's immaculate script is perceptive, if a little on-the-nose...
April 8, 2019
The film is masterfully composed and boasts two strong central performances that will undoubtedly merit their certain Academy recognition.
April 5, 2019
Not always engaging, The Danish Girl is still able to provide some heartfelt moments even while the overall story arc could have been expanded upon.
January 24, 2019
While Redmayne bravely steps into a unique role, it is Gerda's perpective and Vikander's acting that stand out.
December 14, 2018
While the film has flaws that hinder it from being fully gripping (the last act in particular), Hooper has made a dazzling picture that is just another notch on his shiny awards season belt.
August 26, 2018
The film's extraordinary, detailed visual beauty will stay with you long after the movie is over.
April 23, 2018
Hooper's insistence on keeping matters low key results in a muted picture that struggles to come alive, with Vikander the only true shining light.
December 3, 2017
The Danish Girl oversimplifies Lili's transition. If all she craves are the trappings of femininity, she is missing more than a second x-chromosome. Vikander's complex portrayal of Gerda reveals much more about the essence of being a woman.
November 9, 2017
You wish the film was less conventional in its approach, but it delivers so much that you can barely complain.
October 25, 2017
If Redmayne's performance as Einar/Lili is all artifice and mannerisms, Vikander's turn as Gerda is an understated, naturalistic delight.
September 25, 2017
The Danish Girl is imperfect and sometimes cloying, but in its own way beautiful and honest. Its message is that everyone should have the right and courage to fight for their happiness.
September 12, 2017
[Eddie Redmayne and Alecia Vikander] give The Danish Girl its heart and soul.
July 13, 2017
The Danish Girl might have been more revelatory 15 years ago, but if it's met with more informed, discerning eyes today, all the better. It certainly won't be viewers' first glimpse at a transgender story, nor their last.
January 1, 2017
The film is good-looking throughout, decently written and clearly capable of moving audiences.
September 8, 2016
Although handsomely made and admirably performed, The Danish Girl doesn't quite become the emotionally powerfully and socially important picture it clearly hoped to be.
August 16, 2016
A story of self-acceptance and discovery that transcends its historical inaccuracies and allows it to ascend to a level of magnetic emotional resonance.
August 4, 2016
[Redmayne] emanates an emotional urgency in Lili with a potent mix of confusion, pain and longing that oozes from his every mannerism.
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