Undeniably well-made and based on the ground breaking true story of one of the first people to undergo sexual reassignment surgery, The Danish Girl should be better than it is. Eddie Redmayne tries hard in a performance overrun by his usual tics and eccentricities, but like the film itself, he falters the closer it gets to the finish. Director Tom Hooper fumbles the third act – ending with a limp after a promising first half spurred on by the excellent Alicia Vikander. While never an outright disappointment, Hooper’s third period piece in a row is a flawed offering that grows less engaging the longer it goes on.


3 Stars

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