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Transamerica Reviews

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February 17, 2006
The acting can be so-so, the story implausible, the camerawork stolid -- none of that really matters if you care about what happens to the characters.
Read More | Original Score: 91/100
February 4, 2006
Huffman and Zegers make "Transamerica" a road trip worth taking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 4, 2006
Writer-director Duncan Tucker does little to develop his narrative setup beyond the basic and obvious, and his film begins to feel more like an exercise than a fully realized story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 3, 2006
Defies expectations on nearly every level.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 2, 2006
The film itself is never quite as complex or daring a work of the imagination as [Huffman's] performance.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 2, 2006
It's funny in spots, touching in others and uniformly life-affirming.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 2, 2006
You could call her desperate. She might even agree.
| Original Score: B
February 2, 2006
It's rare to encounter a performance so complete that you forget about the actor playing the role, but that's what happens with Felicity Huffman in Transamerica.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 2, 2006
Huffman's performance redeems parts of the movie but, until the final 30 minutes, Transamerica too often feels like a journey to nowhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 29, 2006
This is a surprisingly heartwarming movie and one of those rare films that leaves you wanting more.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 27, 2006
Tucker's patchy road movie takes the dysfunctional family to the outer limits of the Twilight Zone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 27, 2006
Transamerica is a routine road-trip comedy-drama with a twist.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 27, 2006
A 'B-' film with an 'A+' leading performance ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 27, 2006
A studio could have made the same movie if Huffman had been playing a mother rather than a father; writer-director Duncan Tucker has begun with a new idea and then made it as old-hat as possible.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 27, 2006
if you think Huffman seems desperate in Desperate Housewives, think again.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 27, 2006
Begins as a cult 'transgender' film, then undergoes emergency reassignment surgery to become a mainstream adventure in parent-child 'closure.'
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 27, 2006
Not very exciting, but unexpected humor adds a couple of nice touches to this dysfunctional family/gender-bender/road trip movie.
January 26, 2006
The film succeeds on the goodwill of the performances and the message, which make up for the relatively simplistic story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 26, 2006
Tucker toes the line between indie raggedness and studio-produced sheen. His script and tone carry the jagged edges of a personal story, with characters that seem to possess a free will beyond studio formula.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 26, 2006
There's a reason Felicity Huffman's lead performance is the only element of Transamerica that's getting any awards play: Nothing else about the film is especially noteworthy.
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