Frances Ha Reviews

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November 19, 2019
Greta Gerwig's capricious title character is actually charming in her utter bewilderment.
August 30, 2019
This delightful indie comedy proves whoever said life's what you make it has got it all wrong. Life's what makes you.
June 29, 2019
It's hard to really dislike Frances Ha as Gerwig's performance, the breezy pace, and quick-witted script work like gangbusters for the most part.
March 2, 2019
If you don't cringe several times during the dinner party scene, you are not human.
February 26, 2019
Frances Ha is a funny, sympathetic, perfect take on the golden age for not feeling golden about your life.
February 26, 2019
A film that both of its co-creators can be incredibly proud of, Baumbach's Frances Ha has aligned two of America's most promising independent talents and created perhaps one of the most endearing and affable efforts to have emerged over recent years.
December 9, 2018
A dramatically more nuanced and studied work than might initially seem apparent.
November 16, 2018
Shot in black and white, that and Gerwig's completely endearing, awkward and naturalistic acting style make it feel a bit My First Film, which is weird because Baumbach typically makes terrifically self-assured movies.
September 5, 2018
Yes, it is rather kooky, and highly self-conscious... but it's also sweet, endearing, touching, and features proper women you can actually believe in, and who aren't just drippily searching for love, which is something of a novelty.
August 29, 2018
Frances gets knocked around by the city and her peers, but she emerges triumphant. So does Baumbach's delightful film.
August 29, 2018
Plays less like a comedy than a horror movie, an uncomfortable journey through the hell of a rootless, self-conscious twenty-something with horribly pretentious friends.
June 18, 2018
Part of the success of "Frances Ha" is due to Greta Gerwig's portrayal of Frances. Despite an occasional lapse into mannerisms...her performance is precise, and some kind of inner light shines through her occasionally clumsy physical presence.
March 9, 2018
I went fully prepared to hate it -- tried quite hard, in fact -- but it's so inoffensive that I couldn't help but enjoy it.
January 26, 2018
A carefree character piece by filmmaker Noah Baumbach, actress Greta Gerwig drives the comedy into a place where very clever and high-spirited dialogue prevails.
January 3, 2018
It's a creative marriage forged in heaven or at least the Manhattan equivalent.
April 28, 2015
The camera loves her. Probably because the director does, too.
April 8, 2014
Gerwig draws upon her well of previously-demonstrated charisma, her ample capacity for twerpitude refined, honed, elevated.
February 20, 2014
Sweet without being saccharine and wrenching without being devastating. Frances Ha is a film of many small surprises, but they contain big, satisfying rewards.
January 6, 2014
One of the happiest sights you'll see all summer is a montage of Gerwig running and twirling across Chinatown with David Bowie's "Modern Love" on the soundtrack.
December 19, 2013
(Gerwig's) willingness to hold absolutely nothing back deserves mad respect and can't help but make a viewer feel guilty for finding it all quite exasperating.
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