The Invisible Woman Reviews

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April 16, 2014
Felicity Jones gives a strong depiction of repressed emotion. Up against Fiennes' Dickens -- all bonhomie, energy, mercurial self-consciousness -- she's a melancholy figure.
February 7, 2014
Fiennes has neither disgraced, nor distinguished himself, with this solemn soap. He wants to tell Nelly's story but the real woman - and the man she spent 13 years of her life with - slips through his fingers.
February 6, 2014
This is an engrossing drama, with excellent performances and tremendous design by Maria Djurkovic.
February 6, 2014
Fiennes' abusive romance makes visible the hidden hypocrisies of the Victorian age.
February 4, 2014
The sheer warmth and liveliness of Fiennes's Dickens means he's impossible not to like.
January 24, 2014
Fiennes and screenwriter Abi Morgan adapt Claire Tomalin's book with delicate grace, presenting love as blessing, curse and, perhaps, inevitable force.
August 7, 2019
What's most audacious are the long silences that pervade the drama: a true luxury in a multiplex culture intent on deafening the viewer.
June 8, 2019
Beautifully shot and performed but lacking in clarity, The Invisible Woman is a series of snapshots rather than a coherent whole.
April 3, 2019
I constantly found myself taking momentary vacations from the story to admire the elaborate furnishings, because whatever British ho-humming the characters on screen were doing was losing its grip on me.
March 7, 2019
Fine performances from Fiennes, Jones et al, some beautiful visuals and several excellent scenes keep The Invisible Woman interesting and watchable.
January 17, 2019
The Invisible Woman is a quietly compelling chronicle of an uneven but binding relationship.
November 18, 2018
Fiennes has crafted one of the more original heritage movies of recent years.
August 31, 2018
Fiennes ... [is] a hammy, unconvincing Dickens, and his scenes with Jones lack spark.
August 23, 2018
Fiennes' sophomore directorial outing remains little more than Dickens fetishism.
August 22, 2018
A dreary disappointment. Were I invisible, [Ralph Fiennes] might be on the receiving end of a few pranks for taking two hours of my life.
May 4, 2018
An elegantly staged British costume drama from the Victorian Age that however failed to move me.
February 22, 2018
This is everything a period drama almost never is: underplayed, witty, poignant and, above all, real.
October 30, 2017
Fiennes is excellent -- delivering both the charm, charisma and showmanship we expect and the flaws and the weaknesses we do not.
May 12, 2015
Far more attentive to visual storytelling than most actors who step behind the camera, Fiennes conveys shifting dynamics through his characters' positions within the frame.
October 10, 2014
It's unhurried yet confident, familiar yet provocative. With fine cinematography by Robert Hardy (Blitz), most 'Expectations' will, indeed, be met.
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