Frances Ha Reviews

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David Sexton
This is London
July 26, 2013
Frances Ha might well strike some viewers as ridiculously twee and tiresomely indulgent to its immature heroine. Not me, though. I'm happy to be enchanted.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brian Viner
Daily Mail [UK]
July 25, 2013
Gerwig's last jaunt to Europe was in Woody Allen's feeble and disjointed To Rome With Love, and even Allen himself might acknowledge that here she is despatched across the Atlantic in a far more successful cause.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
July 25, 2013
A perky cinematic pick-me-up starring the endearing Greta Gerwig who co-wrote the screenplay with director Noah Baumbach, her boyfriend.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
July 25, 2013
I'm not sure what Noah Baumbach's Frances Ha is about, which is one reason I like it so much.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ryan Gilbey
New Statesman
July 25, 2013
Frances is only adequate as a dancer but her enthusiasm bridges the gap between aspiration and ability. She deserves an A for effort. The film gets one for attainment.
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
July 25, 2013
It's a likable movie, with some nice moments of both comedy and pathos, and beautifully shot, but for me the reverence for its heroine was not completely earned, and the arrowhead was missing: the decisive jab of satire, of insight, of love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
July 25, 2013
This film may look like one of those annoyingly mannered independent films, with its wacky young cast and arty-farty black and white photography, but it's actually a fresh, smart and very funny comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
July 25, 2013
Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig have carved out, with effortless elegance and ease, a cinematic space for a woman to be, unapologetically, herself.
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies
July 25, 2013
Frances Ha both acknowledges and earns its place in the tradition of the New York bourgeois comedy, encoding the angst of social mores in witty dialogue. Make no mistake: the cinematic slacker has come of age.
Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
July 25, 2013
An unlikely feelgood crowd-pleaser - Frances Ha is sweet, funny, darling and almost unbearably lovely. And thankfully, everyone enunciates.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
July 25, 2013
Brilliantly directed and beautifully shot, this is an utterly delightful, warm-hearted and very funny comedy with a wonderful script and a terrific central performance from Greta Gerwig.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
July 25, 2013
Despite Gerwig's natural appeal and talent as a performer, Frances' self-absorption and flakiness begin to grate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
July 25, 2013
When is a film a throwaway sketch that's so good it's frameable? When it's Frances Ha.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Stefan Pape
HeyUGuys
July 25, 2013
Much of the reason why Frances Ha is a far more well-crafted and enjoyable piece of cinema than either Lola Versus or Damels in Distress.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Cath Clarke
Time Out
July 23, 2013
In your twenties you decide on the final version of you. Sophie is working on it; Frances is stuck in her crazy, clueless, can't-pay-the-rent stage.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Stella Papamichael
Digital Spy
July 23, 2013
The story becomes chaotic and disjointed, but that's the point: Frances is tumbling towards her 30s with no sense of direction and this is where Gerwig excels, deftly pulling you along on a bumpy ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
July 22, 2013
Baumbach and Gerwig have co-written a film about the point when spontaneous, giddy arrested adolescence ceases to be endearing and threatens to be annoying.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Hughes
Empire Magazine
July 22, 2013
Anchored by a charming performance from Greta Gerwig, it's as light and breezy as a walk in Central Park, and just as refreshing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Neil Smith
Total Film
July 16, 2013
A joyous portrait of an unformed personality that should strike chords of recognition in all who watch it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Eric D. Snider
Movies.com
July 12, 2013
Frances Ha could be THE post-college-angst comedy of the '10s. This is what happens when Mumblecore grows up and turns into a real movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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