XXY Synopsis
A teen's physiological ambiguity makes loneliness an unavoidable torture.

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San Francisco Chronicle

As finely crafted as a great work of literature.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The shots are beautifully composed, the editing paces the process of self-discovery, the dialogue is spare and heartfelt, the performances...
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Portland Oregonian

By Marc Mohan
The word "hermaphrodite" is never actually uttered, for instance, and the whole topic is revealed obliquely, mostly through the puzzled...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The acting is uniformly strong, the visual approach self-effacingly honest.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Efron's remarkable performance as a wild child who seems to truly exist somewhere betwixt and between is riveting.
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Ines Efron and Martin Piroyanski give strong performances as Alex and Alvaro, respectively. Debuting director Lucia Puenzo, who...
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The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
If XXY is imagistically too programmatic (a scene of carrots being sliced is typical of its Freudian heavy-handedness) and devoid of humor,...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Richard James Havis
The story of a young hermaphrodite who's not sure if she's emotionally a boy or a girl manages to be both raw-edged and moving.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The grown-ups in Lucia Puenzo's XXY are a glum lot.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's set at a beach house, but we see only gray skies, and though Efron has a wary and cutting intelligence (it matches that of the fine...
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By jandrigor
Perfectly directed. Great twist. Wonderfull perfomances....

Very interesting

By vivipiri
enjoyed it...

I loved XXY the movie...

By eforssell
This is a most beautiful film in it's entirety... Everybody should see this film! An amazing movie that teaches us about sexuality and of course dual sexed sexuality. XXY also shows us how...


By aijuna08
Too slow & no dialoge aijuna08...