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The Invisible Woman Reviews

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August 22, 2018
A dreary disappointment. Were I invisible, [Ralph Fiennes] might be on the receiving end of a few pranks for taking two hours of my life.
April 3, 2019
I constantly found myself taking momentary vacations from the story to admire the elaborate furnishings, because whatever British ho-humming the characters on screen were doing was losing its grip on me.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.7/10
August 31, 2018
Fiennes ... [is] a hammy, unconvincing Dickens, and his scenes with Jones lack spark.
November 17, 2013
Falls into many of the stuffy and passionless trappings the genre has too often been mired in.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 13, 2013
For all of Fiennes' impressive attention to detail, it's a flaw that likely could only be overcome by a palpable spark between the picture's two leads. Unfortunately, that's an even bigger problem than the script.
January 17, 2014
Contrary to what some may believe, 'The Invisible Woman' is not a horror picture. It's a horrid picture. Dull as the day is long.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 16, 2014
Given what is factually known, The Invisible Woman is admirably accurate but without more speculation and embellishment, it's also rather bloodless.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 1, 2014
Fiennes seems intent on showing us the shackles of Victorian morality but his characters barely rattle the chains.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 24, 2013
By refusing to consider that Dickens and Ternan ever brought each other any happiness, the movie is more Victorian in its attitudes than even some Victorians were.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 23, 2018
Fiennes' sophomore directorial outing remains little more than Dickens fetishism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 13, 2013
If only the whole movie had been about Catherine and from her point of view, it might have been a story worth telling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 23, 2014
An air of complacency hangs over the project; its condemnation of Victorian sexism makes us congratulate ourselves for our more enlightened views.
February 3, 2014
The script is tepid, and Fiennes' direction so restrained that even a train crash feels flatly sluggish. And, in the end, the invisible woman reveals too little.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 29, 2014
As if deliberately choosing to cast the most milquetoast actor he could find to be 'invisible', Jones is completely unable to register the fierce eroticism and longing that is needed for her character.
Read More | Original Score: C+
November 25, 2013
The period detail is exquisite, down to the last antimacassar, but the storytelling is so inert that the furnishings steal the focus.
October 10, 2013
Ralph Fiennes's film feels not so much rooted in the past as it is mired in conventions about how to portray that past.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 23, 2014
A rather sleepy love affair for Charles Dickens.
Read More | Original Score: C+
February 6, 2014
In this slow-paced drama it's hard to care about anyone other than Dickens' put-upon wife Catherine.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 24, 2014
As handsome as it is, and scandalous as the affair was in its time, it all comes off feeling rather tame in what ends up being a largely inert exercise.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
December 24, 2013
a story where the woman in question is never asked what she might want, as though she were in some kind of arranged affair instead of marriage
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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