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Reviews: The Invisible Woman (2013)

invisible_womanReviews for this film from our members:

  • [New – 6/12/14] | José Arce @ LaButaca.net [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Ralph Fiennes arremete contra el palco desde la delicadeza del amor imposible con una película tremendamente entregada a proyectar los sentimientos de sus protagonistas.
  • Edwin Arnaudin @ Ashvegas
    • Excerpt: It’s a film as much about complicated love as it is about Dickens’ celebrity, and in both regards it succeeds. Promoting the idea of Dickens the performer on par with Dickens the novelist, someone to be heard perhaps more so than someone to be read, the scene forms a rich backdrop against which the romance might blossom.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Fiennes, working both sides of the camera, creates a deeply flawed Dickens without alienating our acceptance of Nelly’s love for a man who perhaps could not distinguish his public persona from his personal one.
  • Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder
    • Excerpt: Like Nelly was the least talented actress in her clan, Jones is probably the least capable in the film, hardly displaying the range necessary to interpret neither the giddy joys connected to loving a notable celebrity nor the dreadful lows of conducting an illicit affair in the Victorian era.
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Dark and secretive, emerging from the shadows of history.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: The Invisible Woman details a specific period of a particular time. The 13 year relationship between Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens is not just a tale of love but of pain and regret as well.
  • Travis Hopson @ Punch Drunk Critics
    • Excerpt: Falls into many of the stuffy and passionless trappings the genre has too often been mired in.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: The story of Charles Dickens and his secret mistress is no romance, and no modest costume drama, either. It’s a tale of women being practical because they had to be.
  • Danny King @ Film International
  • Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com
  • Donald Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
  • Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer
    • Excerpt: A Most Dickensian Love Story
  • Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
    • Excerpt: An exquisitely-detailed but cool and uninvolving piece that will appeal to a select few (Dickens scholars ought to eat it up), and offer mere fleeting rewards for others.
  • Joseph Proimakis @ Cineuropa.org
    • Excerpt: The largely unknown story of Charles Dickens’ long-standing affair offers Ralph Fiennes the chance to try the costume drama form on for size.
  • Jonathan Richards @ www.jonrichardsplace.com
    • Excerpt: Fiennes has built a beautifully detailed and presented Victorian world, but he has not quite managed to make the romance come alive in it, although he crafts some subtle and even poignant scenes.
  • Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com
    • Excerpt: Ralph Fiennes’s second directorial venture — following his adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus” — is the closest thing to a Merchant Ivory production to come along since that venerable company closed shop.
Updated: October 10, 2013 — 8:17 pm

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