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Frances Ha Reviews

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
December 19, 2013
(Gerwig's) willingness to hold absolutely nothing back deserves mad respect and can't help but make a viewer feel guilty for finding it all quite exasperating.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
May 16, 2013
Aiming for lightness but landing with a thud, "Frances Ha" is a well-meaning blunder.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark R. Leeper
Mark Leeper's Reviews
June 5, 2013
This is very minimalist storytelling much of which feels improvised in front of the camera. The film is more of a character situation than a character story.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
May 26, 2013
Gerwig dances the Millennial Limbo
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
May 24, 2013
The movie's a love letter to an actress and her character, but by the end you may feel like an intervention is more in order.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
May 26, 2013
"Frances Ha"? More like Frances Bah!
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
May 14, 2013
For all of Gerwig's energy, there's not much forward momentum here, apart from a series of transitional apartments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
May 14, 2013
Baumbach's acerbic wit seems to have been diluted by the watery Gerwig, who seems to have no flavor viewing the outtakes from a movie you don't want to see.
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David Thomson
The New Republic
June 10, 2013
This is an odd film (creepier than it knows), and even if you feel the atmospheric company of Dunham-ism, with a little of Whit Stillman, Henry Jaglom, and Woody Allen, the core influence on Noah Baumbach's film is fifty years older or more.
Fred Topel
May 18, 2013
Frances Ha is not the worst film of the year. That would be Snitch. However, it is the most obnoxious film so far.
Full Review | Original Score: 2 out of 10
Cameron Meier
Orlando Weekly
December 11, 2013
Months of Frances' life pass in minutes, yet those minutes feel like an eternity, thanks to non-action and uninspired editing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine
February 20, 2014
Sweet without being saccharine and wrenching without being devastating. Frances Ha is a film of many small surprises, but they contain big, satisfying rewards.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Rebecca Jacobson
Willamette Week
December 11, 2013
Exuberant and disarming.
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
Joe Peeler
Paste Magazine
May 31, 2013
Frances Ha is endearing, kind and, in many ways, Noah Baumbach's best movie to date.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Rodrigo Perez
The Playlist
May 15, 2013
Frances Ha is likely going to appear as one of Baumbach's most accessible and joyous marks an exciting new period in the filmmaker's oeuvre and one that will hopefully yield many more collaborations with the endearing...Greta Gerwig.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
John Serba
June 7, 2013
There's a thin line between comedy and tragedy, and Greta Gerwig walks it remarkably well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Kenji Lloyd
September 12, 2012
One of the sweetest and funniest films of the year. Frances Ha is a wonderful story about growing up, staying young, about love, life, friendship and what happens to it all over time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Odam
Austin American-Statesman
May 30, 2013
The light Frances Ha provides skittish moments of heartbreak and confusion on the humorous path to adulthood, but it sends a comforting message that our fate may use the same language as our dreams even if it doesn't tell the same story.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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