Mattias Indy Pettersson’s review published on Letterboxd:
Great story, nicely done and Alicia Vikander shines.
But this is obviously unrespectfully made for an audience not at all familiar with transgender. It’s like people not into heavy metal trying to act heavy metal-ish. It’s untrue and ignorant, flat and simplistic. Does Tom Hooper even know what transgender means? It just comes out as pseudo-progressive at best, and shallow Hollywood melodramatic fake at worst. Too bad, because the actual story is truly captivating.
If 1920’s scenography is what you fancy, then it’s a beautiful looking movie.
But transgender is not about looks.
PS. ”Laurence Anyways” by Xavier Dolan. Identity.