Framing Agnes

critic Reviews

, 81% Fresh Tomatometer Score
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    Shannon KeatingBuzzFeed News
    It’s a smart and inventive method of storytelling that nods to the reality that, until very recently, most trans people in pop culture have been relegated to trashy daytime TV, where they’ve tended to be cruelly depicted as aberrations.
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    Nick AllenRogerEbert.com
    [A] richly heady, thoughtful documentary [that] is constantly welcoming us in by reflecting on itself.
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    Richard BrodyNew Yorker
    Framing Agnes is a film of quiet but decisive radicality that builds its own genesis and production into it.
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    Jude DryindieWire
    Unfortunately, Framing Agnes gets too wrapped up in the questions surrounding storytelling to do any actual storytelling.
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    Wendy IdeScreen International
    It's a rewarding and informative hybrid film, which takes an academic gender studies foundation as a launchpad to explore the lived experiences of trans people then and now.
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    Drew GregoryAutostraddle
    It's about the truths we share and the truths we will never know.
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    Jennie KermodeEye for Film
    For such a studiously artificial work... it is profoundly moving.
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    Cody DericksNext Best Picture
    It is a challenging film that expects its audience to sit up with their brains fully activated the entire time&#59; for those watching who are tuned into its wavelength, the intellectual rewards are plenty.
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    Dennis Harvey48 Hills
    ...this documentary’s endless dwelling on its own process can be maddening. Still, it opens a window into a past that was more diverse than we knew...
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    Dennis SchwartzDennis Schwartz Movie Reviews
    The execution could have been more skillfully done, yet it hits on a fascinating subject.
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