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Frances Ha Reviews

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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.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
December 18, 2013
Game and not a self-promoting booster, always slightly outside the loop, the title character accepts what is dealt without complaint or anger.
December 11, 2013
The thoughtfulness and commitment of Gerwig's performance in its shifts from chaotic exuberance to rigorous rehearsal suggest that she is the more interesting artist to watch.
December 11, 2013
Gerwig superbly incarnates the contradictions of this insecure woman.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 11, 2013
It's the mark of a good film when it's so simple you can sum it up in a sentence, and so deep you're still digging into it hours, even days after the credits roll. That's Frances Ha.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 11, 2013
Inspired by Gerwig's spontaneity, and scripted to cultivate it, the movie does turn up some occasional stilted line readings here and there, but periodic awkwardness also is shrewdly elemental to its charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 11, 2013
Months of Frances' life pass in minutes, yet those minutes feel like an eternity, thanks to non-action and uninspired editing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 11, 2013
As Frances literally dances her way through the streets of New York, you can't help smiling and knowing she will be OK. She will figure out how to be the adult she was meant to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 11, 2013
I found Frances Ha frequently irritating and even cringe-inducing in the moment, yet feel tenderer towards it in retrospect. It's about a specific time in life, when the sudden stampede to self-definition can make people seem cruel, crazy or resentful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 11, 2013
Baumbach's previous films have been insightful and wry without ever really being all that likeable. Gerwig brings a charm and energy to this shared project that makes it, if perhaps not his deepest film, then easily his most fun.
December 11, 2013
Frances Ha -- both the movie and its heroine -- is graceful, awkward, luminous and hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 11, 2013
Greta Gerwig is perhaps the most interesting of the younger American actresses working in films today, and she's wonderful as Frances in this black and white charmer from director Noah Baumbach.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
December 11, 2013
Overall, Frances Ha is a rom-com without much rom, alternating between short blackout-sketch scenes and long semi-improvised conversations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 11, 2013
The infectiously delightful exuberance of Frances that nearly vibrates off the screen is clearly tailor-made for the actress.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
December 11, 2013
Exuberant and disarming.
December 11, 2013
The gorgeously-made Frances Ha serves as a love letter from director to star; and like all love notes that aren't ours, it's intimate, mawkish and, in some vital way, unknowable.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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