The Danish Girl

The Danish Girl

The Danish Girl

Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) and director Tom Hooper (The Kings Speech) gun for another Oscar with this true love story inspired by Lili Elbe (Redmayne) and Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina), a married couple whose unbreakable union helped Lili transition from a man to a woman. 

Best Supporting Actress (Vikander) at the 2016 Academy Awards
2015Rating: M, Nudity, sex, mature themes and violence120 minsUSA, UK
DramaTrue Story & BiographyHistorical

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The Danish Girl / Reviews

Flicks, Leonie Hayden

Flicks, Leonie Hayden

To call The Danish Girl ‘Oscar-bait’ seems trite, but with the magical formula of an outstanding dramatic lead, hot subject matter and biopic, it’s hard to imagine a world where Eddie Redmayne won’t nab the Best Actor gong for the second year running.

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Variety

Variety

Destined to be the year's most talked-about arthouse phenomenon.

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Time Out

Time Out

The film is so tasteful that you might barely realise the story involves a man having his penis surgically removed at a time when such a thing was barely known or possible.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Hooper's tasteful, earnest, didactic style - magnified by Alexandre Desplat's decorously overwrought score - does the film no favors.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Has charm, but not quite passion.

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SBS

SBS

Redmayne's translucence of skin and of expression serves his performance well.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

It frankly takes a while to unpack its themes and gain our interest, but it finally allows us to unmistakably experience the powerful drives that motivate the action.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Redmayne and Vikander, along with the film's dusky flourishes, allow The Danish Girl to reach beyond the awards it was designed to win.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Redmayne is able to shed his own persona to go undercover into the lives of people facing extreme physical and emotional challenges.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

Tom Hooper transforms this story into the most gorgeous and accessible film that you could make given the subject.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Redmayne's fine bone-china features are prime movers in all of this being convincing but so is his performance, reticent, vulnerable and acutely observed.

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