Transfixed (2004)

A cross-dressing man allows himself to be used as bait to trap a killer in this crime-drama. Bo Ancelin (Robinson Stevenin) is a twentysomething man from Brussels who feels most comfortable dressing and living as a woman. Some might see… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 7, 2004
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

An absorbing mystery thriller.

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S. James Wegg

Serial chiller a victim of overdone dénouement

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Kent Turner

Bo [Robinson Stévenin] is the cliché of the self-hating victim.

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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly

What really sink the film are the script's reductive, outdated psychological implications ... and its clumsy melodramatics.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

Bo ... in Stévenin's smirky, callow performance often comes off as more irritating than sympathetic.

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Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The film is at odds with itself, trying to present transgendered characters as resourceful and tough as nails while the plot habitually reduces them to traumatized masochists and helpless victims.

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Dave Kehr
New York Times

[Girod's] film feels more like what one would see from the top of a double-decker tourist bus than the work of someone who has immersed himself in a sexual subculture and its particular values.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews's instantly forgettable, which is an impressive feat given how endless the film feels.

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Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine

Transfixed is interested in blood and gore and sexual titillation rather than character development or psychological depth.

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