• Released
  • April 15, 2011
  • (Limited 4/15)
  • 2 hr 13 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Documentary
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To Die Like a Man Synopsis
A transvestite tries to erase her male past but dies before this is accomplished.
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indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
To Die Like a Man deserves your attention for showcasing a filmmaker with the capacity for bold narrative trickery that doesn't come at the...
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80

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
The film suddenly gains in power, until it fulfills the promise of its title with hard-hitting compassion and a crystal-clear sense of...
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80

Village Voice

By J. Hoberman
A mysterious, fabulously sad fable.
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75

The A.V. Club

By Noel Murray
To Die Like A Man is powerfully controlled, and builds to a moving finale in which the characters are stripped down to their essences: no...
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
The title leaves no doubt about the ending but, thanks to Santos's unflinching performance and Rodrigues's continued audaciousness, the...
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70

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
For all its melodrama To Die Like a Man is a not a tearjerker. Its gaze into the void is as unblinking as that of the H.I.V.-positive...
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40

Boxoffice Magazine

By Richard Mowe
Strictly for patient, gay-friendly audiences, this drawn-out melodrama about an ageing drag star in overstays its welcome.
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25

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
The praise for this static, overlong, stagebound work is a mystery to me.
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