Frances Reviews

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August 29, 2019
The facts are not presented with inspiration. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 12, 2018
There was material for a profound human tragedy in her life, but three writers were unable to uncover it. The result is an almost ludicrous parody of the Old Hollywood.
December 6, 2016
All the more credit to Lange that she's able to extract something so titanically powerful from material so limiting.
March 9, 2015
Jessica Lange brings so much energy and personal involvement to her portrayal of Frances Farmer that you can't help but feel sorry for her; nothing else in the film remotely matches her talent and dedication.
March 9, 2015
Jessica Lange turns in a forceful performance, but director Graeme Clifford stresses the most sordid aspects of the story.
March 9, 2015
Jessica Lange is mesmerising in this uneven biopic of the spirited, politically outspoken 1930s actress Frances Farmer.
March 9, 2015
With a superb lead performance from Jessica Lange, this is a horror story based on life, not nightmare.
March 9, 2015
This relentlessly depressing film biography boasts a moving performance by Jessica Lange.
March 26, 2009
It's quite an accomplishment for Jessica Lange and it's too bad a better film didn't come of it.
May 5, 2008
December 18, 2007
January 26, 2006
Farmer, as scripted here and played by Lange, unsurprisingly remains something of a cypher.
October 27, 2005
June 15, 2005
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.
February 25, 2005
February 21, 2005
January 1, 2005
In one year (along with "Tootsie") Lange went from joke to respect.
December 28, 2004
Harrowing story well played by Lange.
October 23, 2004
Jessica Lange plays Frances Farmer in a performance that is so driven, that contains so many different facets of a complex personality, that we feel she has an intuitive understanding of this tragic woman.
August 30, 2004
[Frances] is such a mixed up movie that it still seems to be unfinished, as if Graeme Clifford, the director, and the writers hadn't yet discovered the real point of the Frances Farmer story.
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