The Invisible Woman Synopsis
A woman (Felicity Jones) recalls her past as the secret mistress of Charles Dickens (Ralph Fiennes).
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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...
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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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The film represents a formidable achievement for Fiennes as both actor and director.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A meticulously rendered, tasteful and moving period drama.
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Felicity Jones gives a fierce and moving performance as Nelly.
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Microscopically fascinating picture of Victorian life for a woman

By 55moviemonster
The Invisible Woman drew me and my friends in slowly and inexorably into the life of Ellen Ternan, and her entrapment by the almost mesmeric power of Charles Dickens' charm and fame. Felicity Jones...

The Invisable Woman

By miaemlen
Definitely go see it! I enjoyed it thoroughly although several of my older companions missed a great deal of it as they had a hard time hearing some of the soft spoken dialogue. Get HEAD PHONES...

This forbidden love story has a few too many quiet moments

By ekvegas
Sometimes you just want to punch Dickens then you remember your in Victorian England and reputation is everything....

By danitajo
I'm a big Dickens fan and I generally like Ralph Finnes' work? So I had high hopes for this film. It was good, but pretty slow. Acting was good, as were costumes, cinematography, etcetera. I just...

Invisible Woman

By azeddies

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Rated R | For Some Sexual Content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Dickens love story with a bit of sex and a disturbing image.
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