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Based on 37 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The movie's soul is with Huffman. Speaking in a low voice, her posture as stiff as her vocabulary, her eyes a pool of sadness and hope, she turns this small, resonant film into a cry from the heart. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Transamerica provides the frame and the occasion for one of the year's best performances, Felicity Huffman's as a woman trapped in a man's body who's passing for female while awaiting a sex-change operation. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    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. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    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? show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    It's a farce with heart, a meditation on identity, family and gender politics that has real faith in its characters - even when the characters themselves lack it. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    This drama offers a chuckle at every turn. show more

  • 80
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    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. show more

  • 75
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Despite its subject matter, Transamerica is a surprisingly funny movie, because Tucker never lets the pathos overwhelm his sense of humor. show more

  • 75
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    A flawed but nevertheless endearing father-son road trip with a distinctive twist. show more

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