Frances Reviews

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 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.
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.