The Danish Girl Reviews

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April 30, 2020
For me, the love story was not engaging enough to make the movie interesting.
April 30, 2020
It was so shallow.
April 7, 2020
The Danish Girl is a Thomas Kinkade painting set into motion - supremely crafted, but absent of substance.
March 7, 2019
The whole film feels very dated but also, in spite of it being "based on a true story", false.
February 22, 2019
The most gorgeous pictures in the world can't cover up phoniness, and that's exactly what Hooper and Redmayne's Lili feels like: phony. A pretty portrait of the wrong woman.
February 13, 2019
The Danish Girl is certainly well-directed and certainly boasts great performances, but the story sells audiences short. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 3, 2018
Looks as flat as a board. It has zero interest in composition, or any elements that might suggest film is a visual language... However, the film's self-serving faux-progressiveness is a worse offense.
August 21, 2018
Every second in Hooper's film is arranged like a Vanity Fair shoot... Indeed, so overwrought are some moments that you may struggle to keep a straight face amid all the hamming and political worthiness.
August 21, 2018
Alicia Vikander is a joy to watch but the film doesn't captivate and the ending is just so ridiculous I instantly forgot it until I looked back at my notes.
June 13, 2018
Considering Elbe's legacy and her importance to trans history, there's something a little strange and uncomfortable about watching The Danish Girl.
December 4, 2017
The Danish Girl is a movie for people in this day and age that need everything spoon-fed to them safe and clean, without room to do anything daring or bold
October 9, 2017
it walks an uncertain line between transvestitism and transgender, often seeming to imply that the two exist on a continuum. Its appeal may be limited to those who have read Lili's diaries.
August 21, 2017
Lili, in turn, deserves better than the pretty, pastel treatment [Tom] Hooper has applied to her life.
August 11, 2017
But that's where my praise stops, because while The Danish Girl is a really pretty romantic tragedy, that is all it is.
February 24, 2017
Although marketed as a supposedly progressive film about an important topic, it is, at times, almost unforgivably inaccurate. In addition to this, it is easily one of the most excruciatingly dull films I have seen all year.
July 18, 2016
A somewhat pedestrian and heavily sanitized take on an incredibly interesting, unconventional relationship.
July 10, 2016
The film elects to make both characters so very much less interesting than their real-life counterparts.
June 22, 2016
The insistence on beauty and perfection and picture-perfect locations is an end unto itself, rather than adding any depth to a narrative that sorely needs it.
May 31, 2016
Tom Hooper presents a pretty picture and repeats the same theme over and over. Redmayne kind of does the same thing as well, so the film falls squarely on Vikander's shoulders.
May 24, 2016
It's a story that cries out for both parties to express a gamut of colours, but Hooper opts for nothing more chaotic than resignation, followed by love and acceptance, all dressed up by a selection of costumes and period architecture.
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