Frances Reviews

August 20, 2019
Regardless of the cinematic flaws, the story of Frances Farmer is so powerful that the film still has a harrowing impact.
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 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.
May 5, 2008
December 18, 2007
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.
July 20, 2004
Lange is wonderful, and provides a searing, tremendous reason to see a film that would otherwise collapse under even a moment of analytical pressure.
August 16, 2003
May 24, 2003
Focusing a little too heavily on the melodramatic aspects of the catress's life, Fances is nonetheless superior TV-movie fodder.
January 23, 2003
January 17, 2002
Jessica Lange's outstanding performance offers an intriguing portrait of Frances Farmer, an actress who marched to the beat of her own drummer and paid the price.