The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela Synopsis
A transsexual living in the Philippines dreams of living in Paris.
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75

The A.V. Club

By Noel Murray
Queen Raquela's plotty elements don't always work: The acting in the story-driving scenes sometimes comes off as amateurish, and the...
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Their film is a rarity in that Rios emerges as a vibrant, reflective woman, an individual who refuses to be defined by her transsexuality.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

The great strength of the film is that it is difficult to know where cinema verite leaves off and fiction begins.
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70

Variety

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Likeable if rambling first feature by Icelandic helmer Olaf de Fleur Johannesson ("Africa United") evinces the helmer's background in...
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63

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Rios is the glue that holds Johannesson's neither-fish-nor-fowl film together.
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50

Village Voice

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Mildly engrossing, building to a final-act clash between First and Third worlds that is riveting and highly uncomfortable to watch.
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40

The New York Times

By Neil Genzlinger
It's like being trapped in a roomful of teenage girls for 80 minutes.
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Rated R | For sexual content, language and some nudity