The Danish Girl Reviews

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.
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
"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.