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Frances Reviews

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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.
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
It's quite an accomplishment for Jessica Lange and it's too bad a better film didn't come of it.
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Verina Glaessner
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Farmer, as scripted here and played by Lange, unsurprisingly remains something of a cypher.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
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.