Frances Ha Reviews

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.
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.
December 11, 2013
Months of Frances' life pass in minutes, yet those minutes feel like an eternity, thanks to non-action and uninspired editing.
December 11, 2013
Overall, Frances Ha is a rom-com without much rom, alternating between short blackout-sketch scenes and long semi-improvised conversations.
July 25, 2013
Despite Gerwig's natural appeal and talent as a performer, Frances' self-absorption and flakiness begin to grate.
June 10, 2013
This is an odd film (creepier than it knows), and even if you feel the atmospheric company of Dunham-ism, with a little of Whit Stillman, Henry Jaglom, and Woody Allen, the core influence on Noah Baumbach's film is fifty years older or more.
June 5, 2013
This is very minimalist storytelling much of which feels improvised in front of the camera. The film is more of a character situation than a character story.
May 26, 2013
"Frances Ha"? More like Frances Bah!
May 26, 2013
Gerwig dances the Millennial Limbo
May 24, 2013
The movie's a love letter to an actress and her character, but by the end you may feel like an intervention is more in order.
May 18, 2013
Frances Ha is not the worst film of the year. That would be Snitch. However, it is the most obnoxious film so far.
May 16, 2013
Aiming for lightness but landing with a thud, "Frances Ha" is a well-meaning blunder.
May 14, 2013
For all of Gerwig's energy, there's not much forward momentum here, apart from a series of transitional apartments.
May 14, 2013
Baumbach's acerbic wit seems to have been diluted by the watery Gerwig, who seems to have no flavor whatsoever...like viewing the outtakes from a movie you don't want to see.