Frances Reviews

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.
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
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.
January 26, 2006
Farmer, as scripted here and played by Lange, unsurprisingly remains something of a cypher.
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.
November 5, 2003
Unfortunately though the story glosses over some of the big details in Farmer's life.
January 1, 2000
Despite the cardboard characters she's surrounded by, Jessica Lange single-handedly makes this depressing film worth watching.