The Danish Girl Synopsis
THE DANISH GIRL is the remarkable love story inspired by the lives of Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener (portrayed by Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander), directed by Academy Award winner Tom Hooper.
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New York Post

By Sara Stewart
Capping off the year that transgender stopped being transgressive, the story of artist Lili Elbe (Eddie Redmayne) makes for one of the...
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New York Observer

By Rex Reed
It’s anyone’s guess whether the amazing Mr. Redmayne’s most prestigious performance will go down in the archives as Stephen Hawking in "The...
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By Peter Debruge
There’s no denying that Hooper and screenwriter Lucinda Coxon have delivered a cinematic landmark, one whose classical style all but...
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By Alonso Duralde
Director Tom Hooper shakes things up a bit with The Danish Girl, proving that he’s capable of making a movie that’s both steeped in...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
What Hooper has crafted is a work of probing intelligence and passionate heart.
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The Telegraph

By Robbie Collin
[A] beautiful, humane and moving biopic.
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New York Daily News

Eddie Redmayne’s enthralling star turn as a transgender pioneer in The Danish Girl affirms his status as an ace cinematic chameleon — a...
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By James Berardinelli
There’s an inevitability about The Danish Girl being well received by critics and at awards ceremonies. This is, after all, a movie with a...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Chris Nashawaty
It feels like a movie that’s been lovingly crafted and put under glass in a museum. And I kept waiting for it to move me more than it did.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
This is a lovely movie.... So lovely a film, in fact, as to be nearly tame.
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By Gabrielle Rosenberg
Amazing Cast, brilliant film! Another Oscar worthy performance by Eddie Redmayne. Great direction, cinematography, art direction and costume design. I really loved this film....

So emotional but absolutely phenomenal!

By glynniss
It goes without saying how important it is that we have a film about a transgender pioneer that will be widely viewed and admired this year. Eddie and Alicia are mesmerizing together, their love story...

this movie screams OSCAR

By lizbella1704

Disappointed. No Oscar for Redmayne this time.

By Delaneyjp2008
I was anxiously looking forward to this movie. Unfortunately, I quickly realized that the film was going to let me down. Alicia Vikander effortlessly upstaged Eddie Redmayne and was the only one with...

Incredible Performances, Beautifully Shot

By MovieManiac2003
Get the Oscar ready for Eddie...

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By lperhach
The Danish Girl is a beautiful film and worth seeing! It's well acted - the cast is brilliant, it's beautifully shot, and the story is important and timely. I highly recommend this film!...

great film

By leoslmiller
Film was a bit slow, but It had a great story and the acting was amazing. He deserves an Academy Award for this roll....

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By edwardf336
Very difficult script was translated to a gripping movie, a bit too long but the cinematography was stunning and filled in the gaps. Performances could not have been better. Redmayne should be strong...

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By Sharriso159
Thie Danish Girl is a must-see, a brilliant and moving film exploring fundamental themes of love and identity. Through the strength of the acting Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander build empathy for...

Great acting and film making! What an emotional love story!

By Squirrel Dude
What happens when you combine the efforts of Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander, in the lead roles, and Tom Hooper for directing? Simply put, an exceptionally well done film! When I saw the trailer, I...

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Rated R | For Some Sexuality and Full Nudity
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Great performance in fact-based transgender story.
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