Critic Consensus: In tune with the emotion and tribulations of childhood, Tomboy is a charming movie that treats its main subject with warmth and heart.
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Critic Reviews for Tomboy
Tomboy is a lovely reminder that the French have long been famous for a quite different sort of film-about children.
Brisk, precisely observed, and bracingly non-preachy in its examination of a very tricky subject.
Writer and director Celine Sciamma adorns the thorny dilemma with resonant allusions to gender roles...
"Tomboy," a brief and sweetly refreshing French film, is the story of a lie.
Audience Reviews for Tomboy
An honest drama that raises some interesting questions about sexual identity and why genders should matter, and Sciamma directs her film with simplicity, observing her characters and using a welcome naturalistic direction to approach this delicate subject.
You rarely see a film centred on a young girl figuring out gender issues. In that regard, Sciamma's film is fascinating as is the reaction of the children she engages with.
These kids and the script are incredibly charming. Instantly makes the reader empathize with issues in gender confusion and root for the protagonist to maintain his perception of himself.