A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica)
A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018)

Marina and Orlando are in love and planning for the future. Marina is a young waitress and aspiring singer. Orlando is 20 years older than her, and owns a printing company. After celebrating Marina's birthday one evening, Orlando falls… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 2, 2018
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Subtle and tender, A Fantastic Woman handles its timely, sensitive subject matter with care.

Justin Chang
Los Angeles Times

The most plausible element, the foundation on which the movie rests and finally soars, is Vega's magnetic and meticulously controlled performance.

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Emily Yoshida
New York Magazine/Vulture

When she finally achieves the small recompense she seeks, it's a visceral relief. I just wish Vega and Lelio let us in a little more to see her as an individual, aside from the hostility she encounters.

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José Teodoro
Film Comment Magazine

This film's heart is clearly in the right place, but to plant a marginalized character in the foreground of a narrative is not quite the same as making that character live and breathe.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

The title of Sebastián Lelio's new film might seem a bit on the nose. It's a fantastic movie. Daniela Vega, the star, is fantastic in it. Quote me in the ads, with exclamation points if you must. My work here is done.

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Guy Lodge
Variety

Chilean director Sebastián Lelio and star Daniela Vega give the growing bracket of transgender drama a new, luminous touchstone work.

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Rafael Paz
Butaca Ancha

The characters... are human, fragile, afraid to see the foundations of their lives shaken. Death forces them to face what they have avoided for a long time... [Full review in Spanish]

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
AV Club

Like Lelio's breakthrough film, Gloria, A Fantastic Woman is at its most compelling as a conventional character study of an unconventional female lead.

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David Ehrlich
indieWire

The result is a rare movie about a trans person that - for better or worse - feels of its time, and not at least a half-step behind.

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Harvey S. Karten
Shockya.com

Transgender rights get a punchy treatment in this effective drama.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhăes
Sebastián Lelio is becoming now one of my favorite directors, and Daniela Vega delivers a magnificent performance in this complex and enraging drama that makes… More