• R, 2 hr. 20 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Graeme Clifford
    In Theaters:
    Dec 17, 1982 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 15, 2000
  • LionsGate Entertainment

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Frances Reviews

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

| Original Score: 5/5

May 5, 2008
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

| Original Score: 4/5

December 18, 2007
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

| Original Score: 4/5

October 27, 2005
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Jessica Lange and Kim Stanley give superb performances as the troubled actress Frances Farmer and her domineering mother, compensating for the shapeless narrative, which is too ridden with cliches of showbiz biopics.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B

June 15, 2005
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

| Original Score: 3/5

February 25, 2005
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

| Original Score: 4/5

February 21, 2005
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

In one year (along with "Tootsie") Lange went from joke to respect.

| Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2005
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Harrowing story well played by Lange.

| Original Score: 5/5

December 28, 2004
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 23, 2004
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Lange is wonderful, and provides a searing, tremendous reason to see a film that would otherwise collapse under even a moment of analytical pressure.

Full Review Source: Nick's Flick Picks | Original Score: B-

July 20, 2004
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

November 5, 2003
Rebecca Murray
About.com

| Original Score: 4/5

August 16, 2003
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

January 23, 2003
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Jessica Lange's outstanding performance offers an intriguing portrait of Frances Farmer, an actress who marched to the beat of her own drummer and paid the price.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

January 17, 2002
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

Despite the cardboard characters she's surrounded by, Jessica Lange single-handedly makes this depressing film worth watching.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 70/100

January 1, 2000

Variety
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Time Out
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January 26, 2006
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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August 30, 2004

Film4
May 24, 2003
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