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Based on 41 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Very good at pointing out the social difficulties surrounding the Dickens-Ternan relationship, the power dynamics within it and the lasting effects of it. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    A meticulously rendered, tasteful and moving period drama. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The Invisible Woman gives us a plausible image of the great man in the fullness of his celebrity, and an affecting portrait of the woman who lived much of her life in his shadow. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Jones (Like Crazy) gives Nelly's tragic plight a palpable anguish. There is no doubt that Dickens - who was mad about theater, about acting, about inhabiting other lives onstage and in the pages of his books - was in love with Nelly. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Directed tastefully by Ralph Fiennes, The Invisible Woman is very lovely to look at. But it lives up to its own title too well. show more

  • 100
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    A career high point for Ralph Fiennes as both an actor and director, this unfussy and emotionally penetrating work also provides lead actress Felicity Jones with the prime role in which she abundantly fulfills the promise suggested in some of her earlier small films. show more

  • 78
    William Goss

    Fiennes and writer Abi Morgan mercifully forsake the gee-golly traditions of similar fame-minded constructing a narrative as emotionally repressed as its subjects must have been, with each character existing within their own arena of personal and social compromise. show more

  • 88

    The film represents a formidable achievement for Fiennes as both actor and director. show more

  • 75
    Richard Roeper Chicago Sun-Times

    Felicity Jones gives a fierce and moving performance as Nelly. show more

  • 75
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Even if you don't entirely buy this version of events, director Ralph Fiennes has given us a speculation that works as drama. It's an elegant bit of goods. show more

  • January 25, 2014 acagnoli
    Report This User

    Terrible. Amateurish, confusing and pompous, with disembowled plot lines, overly dark scenes, unfocused -- literally -- and jarring hand-held jerking camera scenes overwhelmed whatever good acting existed. Been there, done that with the French in the 60\'s.

  • January 18, 2014 everrite
    Report This User

    Very, very slow moving movie. I turned to my wife to tell her I was falling a sleep only to find that she was sleeping.

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