The Danish Girl Reviews

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January 1, 2016
Eddie Redmayne makes another astounding transformation in The Danish Girl, after his Oscar-winning turn as Stephen Hawking.
December 31, 2015
The Danish Girl has charm, but not quite passion.
December 29, 2015
Redmayne and Vikander, along with the film's dusky flourishes, allow The Danish Girl to reach beyond the awards it was designed to win.
December 17, 2015
Only Vikander's performance elevates it above its pretty surface. Her Gerda tells us a story of a woman desperately in love with a man who's vanished, but whose eyes still gaze at her.
December 17, 2015
Despite The Danish Girl's lack of specificity regarding what motivates Einar's transformation into Lili Elbe, the film is still quite lovely. Its compositions are lovely to look at, and the performances engaging.
December 17, 2015
"The Danish Girl" is beautifully shot and tastefully made and acted, but only Vikander seems willing to take chances. Happily, she does.
December 17, 2015
Only when the camera is on Vikander does the film transcend its artifice. In one of the year's best performances, she imbues Gerda with such poignancy and grace that Redmayne all but fades into the background.
December 11, 2015
Eventually, [Hooper] surrenders to the visual and psychological displays attendant on Redmayne's prolonged transformation from Einar to Lili.
December 11, 2015
A sweet and inoffensive drama located in a pretty art deco past that makes the experience of transgender people palatable to a mainstream audience.
December 10, 2015
Hooper makes coffee-table cinema, and "The Danish Girl" is his latest volume.
December 10, 2015
Watching The Danish Girl, it's possible to get some feeling for the deep sense of self-alienation a transgendered person can experience but the movie's aloof tone creates distance between the viewer and the lead characters.
December 10, 2015
A well-told, well-acted, well-photographed period piece.
December 10, 2015
Hooper's staid treatment hardly complements the subject matter, and the stuffy tone is only exacerbated by Redmayne's drippy performance.
December 10, 2015
It looks lovely in an art-directed way, and Eddie Redmayne, who won his Oscar earlier in the year for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, looks lovely, too.
December 10, 2015
Redmayne's transformation to a female self requires some bravery on the part of the actor. That makes up for the shortcomings in Lucinda Coxon's script and the movie's nagging sense of disconnection from its audience.
December 10, 2015
"The Danish Girl" is a very pretty picture that could have used a more probing, maybe even more painful, palette knife.
December 10, 2015
Hooper's strategy of keeping it safe is bound to bring in folks who might otherwise avoid such material. For the rest of us, we must settle for a film that is solid, but never quite soars.
December 3, 2015
The Danish Girl is telling an important story, but it does so by following the blueprint of a thousand biopics that have come before.
November 27, 2015
Eddie Redmayne is able to shed his own persona to go undercover into the lives of people facing extreme physical and emotional challenges.
November 27, 2015
Tasteful and restrained to a fault. It is easier to admire than love.
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