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Transamerica Review

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4.0

Dave White Profile

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  • 4.0
    66

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
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    critic review scores.

  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Huffman is a woman playing a man playing a woman, which is easily the year's most complicated turn. She does a fine, nuanced job in bringing to life a character that could have become a caricature.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    The unintended effect of all the melodramatic complications in Transamerica is, oddly, to distract attention from an understanding of exactly what that courage really costs.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    What Felicity Huffman brings to Bree is the newness of a Jane Austen heroine. She has been waiting a long time to be an ingenue, and what an irony that she must begin as a mother.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Sheri Linden

    Impressively realized on all levels, this transgender spin on the road trip boasts an extraordinary central performance.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    This debut feature left me in a state of movie euphoria. Who could have guessed that such a discomfiting premise would blossom into a deadpan-hilarious and yet deeply affecting story about a singular glitch in the human condition?

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