Transamerica Reviews

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August 30, 2009
Lifetime through Sundance
September 28, 2006
Around [Felicity Huffman's] bold performance shelter cardboard cut-outs.
March 4, 2006
Too clumsily handled to mean much.
February 25, 2006
February 24, 2006
It's full of enough contrived and ludicrous soap opera-type plotting to make Huffman's TV series, Desperate Housewives, seem restrained and realistic.
February 24, 2006
It's a shame Bree and Huffman's performance are trapped in a movie unworthy of their energy and courage.
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.
February 2, 2006
The film itself is never quite as complex or daring a work of the imagination as [Huffman's] performance.
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.
January 27, 2006
Tucker's patchy road movie takes the dysfunctional family to the outer limits of the Twilight Zone.
January 27, 2006
Transamerica is a routine road-trip comedy-drama with a twist.
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.
January 27, 2006
Begins as a cult 'transgender' film, then undergoes emergency reassignment surgery to become a mainstream adventure in parent-child 'closure.'
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
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.
January 21, 2006
There's a terrific performance here by Huffman, and an interesting premise. But for me, the script didn't ring true.
January 20, 2006
Cheap laughs lead to surefire tears, running together like a messy paint-by-numbers project.
January 20, 2006
Maybe the hype had my expectations too high, but I expected more from Huffman.
January 20, 2006
It's all a little too cute and pat to be believable, and Tucker can't resist showing us everything he has learned about transsexuals in between the embarrassing moments and odd encounters.
January 20, 2006
Everything about the movie feels gimmicky, including Huffman's mannered performance.
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