"...Compelling and relevant....[A] devastatingly powerful tale..."
Rolling Stone - 01/20/2000 Ranked #7 in Rolling Stone's "Ten Best Movies of 1999" -- "...Hilary Swank's sensational performance is unique and unforgettable..."
Premiere - 05/01/2000
"...Carefully crafted and quite moving....Swank is truly worthy of all the awards..." -- 3 out of 5 stars
Box Office - 11/01/1999
"...An effective and emotionally powerful movie....Hilary Swank is superb..."
USA Today - 10/08/1999
"...[Swank's] performance quickly takes off on a life of its own. The actor/role synergy ratchets up a movie that's already working to startling heights..."
Los Angeles Times - 10/22/1999
"...Unflinching, uncompromising, made with complete conviction and rare skill....A passionate story about the price of dreams..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 10/22/1999
"...One of the best films of the year..."
Total Film - 04/01/2001
"...It's Hilary Swank who truly amazes..."
Kimberly Peirce's directorial debut tells the gut-wrenching true story of Teena Brandon, a Midwestern female who disguised herself as a man. Relocating to Falls City, Nebraska, from Lincoln, she managed to convince her newfound group of friends that she was Brandon Teena. The film treats these events with a painful objectivism, as Brandon's relationships with her friends John, Tom, Kate, Candace, and Lana unfold toward their inevitably horrific conclusion. A shining example of independent filmmaking at its most impassioned.