St. Vincent (2014) - Rotten Tomatoes

St. Vincent (2014)



Critic Consensus: St. Vincent offers the considerable pleasure of seeing Bill Murray back in funny form, but drifts into dangerously sentimental territory along the way.

Movie Info

Maggie (McCarthy), a single mother, moves into a new home in Brooklyn with her 12-year old son, Oliver (Lieberher). Forced to work long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of their new neighbor, Vincent (Murray), a retired curmudgeon with a penchant for alcohol and gambling. An odd friendship soon blossoms between the improbable pair. Together with a pregnant stripper named Daka (Watts), Vincent brings Oliver along on all the stops that make up his daily routine - the race track, a strip club, and the local dive bar. Vincent helps Oliver grow to become a man, while Oliver begins to see in Vincent something that no one else is able to: a misunderstood man with a good heart. (C) Weinsteinmore
Rating: PG-13 (for mature thematic material including sexual content, alcohol and tobacco use, and for language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Ted Melfi
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 17, 2015
Box Office: $44.1M
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Bill Murray
as Vincent
Chris O'Dowd
as Father Geraghty
Kimberly Quinn
as Nurse Ana
Lenny Venito
as Coach Mitchell
Nathan Corddry
as Terry, the Banker
Ann Dowd
as Shirley, Sunnyside ...
Greta Lee
as Teller #23
Ron McLarty
as Principal O'Brien
Niles Fitch
as Brooklyn
Emma Fisher
as Bridgette
David Iacono
as Jeremiah
Gabriel Hernández
as Latin Mover
Elliott Santiago
as Latin Driver
Melanie Nicholls-Kin...
as Hospital Supervisor
as Ultrasound Tech
Maria-Christina Oliv...
as Medical Receptionist
James Andrew O'Conno...
as Antwan, Zucko's Par...
Brian Berrebbi
as Process Server
Brenda Wehle
as Judge Reynolds
Frank Wood
as Maggie's Attorney
Orlagh Cassidy
as Speech Therapist
Larry Gray
as Belmont Teller
Joann Lamneck
as Belmont Bartender
Kerry Flanagan
as CT Scan Nurse
Katharina Damm
as Starlet, the Dancer
Jeff Bowser
as Physical Therapist
Amber Clayton
as Amber, the Waitress
Fred Evanko
as David's Attorney
Ron Bush
as Buy Buy Baby Salesma...
Tim Wilson
as Priest at Assembly
David Filippi
as Cab Driver
Tom Durkin
as Belmont Race Caller
Richard Ford Graylin...
as Nature Program Narra...
Addison Rose Melfi
as Girl in Class
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Critic Reviews for St. Vincent

All Critics (165) | Top Critics (39)

With his feature debut, writer/director Theodore Melfi can be accused of dishing Hollywood cliches, but his cast's sheer good humor and professionalism lift this yarn. And the pile of improbabilities is offset by real heart and solid laughs.

Full Review… | November 19, 2015
Kansas City Star

Murray, the scruffy, gruff-y glue, holds it all together and keeps it from flecking off into granules of sugary-sweet cuteness.

Full Review… | February 9, 2015
Parade Magazine

Bill Murray does insouciance so well it's hard to complain, even when watching him go through his well-worn motions yet again in the first half of this enjoyable, if routine, bitter-sweet suburban comedy.

Full Review… | January 16, 2015

Watching Murray putz around in a world where danger and happy endings co-exist is a breath of fresh air, albeit familiar but refreshing nonetheless.

Full Review… | January 8, 2015
Consequence of Sound

It's a cliche, but cliches go on existing only because they go on being refreshed, and Bill Murray and friends bring this one back to life with deadpan flair and a vigilant eye for any disfiguring taint of sentimentality.

Full Review… | January 8, 2015
Sydney Morning Herald

A funny and moving reminder that in the crabbiest of men can live a generous soul.

Full Review… | January 3, 2015
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Audience Reviews for St. Vincent


A pleasant surprise!

Flutie Archibald

Super Reviewer


The first half is good, but the later half is not up to the mark. Could have been far greater had they consulted me ;-)

familiar stranger

Super Reviewer


I went in with no expectations because I'm one of the few people who isn't under Bill Murray's hipster-fabulous spell, but this movie is heartwarming as hell, and his gruff outbursts are rather distressing. A young outcast finds a protector and kindred spirit in Vincent, a grouchy old neighbor with far more going on underneath than meets the eye. I can't tell if Naomi Watts's Russian accent is all that authentic, but Chris O'Dowd is dependably hilarious as a freethinking - and thickly Irish - Catholic school teacher.

Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

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