100

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
A career high point for Ralph Fiennes as both an actor and director, this unfussy and emotionally penetrating work also provides lead actress Felicity Jones with the prime role in which she abundantly fulfills the promise suggested in some of her earlier small films.
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100

Variety

By Scott Foundas
So tastefully mounted and brilliantly acted that it wears down even the corset-phobic’s innate resistance to such things.
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88

RogerEbert.com

The film represents a formidable achievement for Fiennes as both actor and director.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A meticulously rendered, tasteful and moving period drama.
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80

The Guardian

By Catherine Shoard
The Invisible Woman shies from propaganda just as Nelly shies from impropriety. Fiennes has done the right and proper thing here. He has, at 50, made a mature movie, prudent in the best possible sense.
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80

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
The movie deepens as Nelly, destined for the gossip columns and a peripheral attachment, becomes painfully aware of her own fragility (Jones’s performance is devastating).
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80

The Telegraph

By Tim Robey
Abi Morgan's script – better, for my money, than her work on either Shameor The Iron Lady – elegantly straddles two timelines to illuminate a deliberately obscured life
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The Invisible Woman gives us a plausible image of the great man in the fullness of his celebrity, and an affecting portrait of the woman who lived much of her life in his shadow.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
One of the singular pleasures of films like The Invisible Woman is the window they offer into the lives of deceased authors who are known primarily to modern audiences only through the words they committed to paper.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Felicity Jones gives a fierce and moving performance as Nelly.
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75 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.