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Frances Ha Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 1, 2013
Agreeable low-budget modern-day urban comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
T'Cha Dunlevy
Montreal Gazette
June 28, 2013
Frances Ha is a refreshingly contemporary film, exploring 20-something hipster ennui with accuracy, empathy and humour.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Katherine Monk
June 21, 2013
As long as you remember to laugh, Frances Ha is a tolerable experience. Forget the "ha ha" and Frances Ha is beyond unbearable. I found this an odd and often frustrating truth, but it's what makes Noah Baumbach's new movie a success.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
June 21, 2013
It's a tribute to Gerwig's performance, somehow both clumsy and elegant, that she wins us over despite ourselves, that we come to appreciate her aimlessness in a goal-oriented society ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Allan Hunter
The List
June 20, 2013
Gerwig keeps you on side and rooting for Frances to get her act together in what becomes an affectionate salute to messy lives, an endearing underachiever and a New York state of mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
June 20, 2013
Don't be fooled by Frances with all her feigned insecurity and branding of herself as "undateable" and predicting she'll be a lonely spinster. She's a psychopath.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jamie Dunn
The Skinny
June 19, 2013
Gerwig's deft screwball timing turns every disaster into a grace note. This may be a comedy of awkwardness, but rather than curl, your toes will tap.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie
June 18, 2013
A refreshing amount of buoyancy to dance and charm its way through Quarter-Life Crisis territory. One of the best performances of Greta Gerwig's career to date
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Simon Miraudo
June 14, 2013
Frances Ha is a sympathetic but not uncritical depiction of a girl's gradual evolution into a woman; one that never condescends by forcing her to abandon all her quirks and impish qualities in the final act... An absolute delight, this is.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Leonard Maltin
June 13, 2013
Indie darling Gerwig has a great deal to do with the picture's success: she's disarmingly likable...
Todd Jorgenson
June 13, 2013
There's a level of audacity beneath the lightweight whimsy in this unassuming low-budget comedy.
Richard von Busack
June 13, 2013
"Frances Ha makes a star out of Gerwig, and she's the kind of star we need: a goofy one we can feel tender about but never underestimate."
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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David Thomson
The New Republic
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.
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
June 10, 2013
'I can't account for my own bruises,' Frances says, as if she were a clumsy kid with an adult's vocabulary. Does the remark refer to more than the abrasions on her skin?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Carla Meyer
Sacramento Bee
June 7, 2013
A celebration of cinema, New York City and the distinctive charms of actress Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha was co-written by Gerwig and its director, Noah Baumbach, and it's the best film either has made.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 7, 2013
Baumbach usually builds his films around difficult protagonists, but Frances is entirely endearing, at once silly and deep, hopeless and promising.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John Serba
June 7, 2013
There's a thin line between comedy and tragedy, and Greta Gerwig walks it remarkably well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
June 7, 2013
There's depth and realism in the way Frances Ha shows aspiration versus reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
June 6, 2013
Gerwig, beyond a doubt, is immeasurably appealing, and Frances Ha is tailor-made to showcase her gifts better than anything she's ever been in.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Bill Gibron
June 6, 2013
...if you hold your nose and simply wallow through the stench of self-aggrandizement, you'll be rewarded with an experience that will actually tug on your emotions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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