Jane Fonda in Five Acts Reviews

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January 23, 2020
Pictures often speak louder than words, and filmmaker Susan Lacy does a masterful job of summing up this amazing female icon with her documentary, Jane Fonda in Five Acts.
December 24, 2018
Her mug shot may be used as the central marketing hook, but there was so much more to Fonda than just "Hanoi Jane" and I liked that Five Acts gave equal weight to all of her work both on and off screen.
December 20, 2018
She's a legend, sure. But now she's not Henry's daughter, or Roger/Tom/Ted's wife, or Bree Daniels. She's just Jane, the doc suggests, plain old Jane. It only took decades to get there.
December 14, 2018
Fonda is so solid throughout the documentary that an enthusiastic reference to a prophetic psychic reading sticks out as a flighty departure.
October 25, 2018
At age 80, Jane Fonda is still going strong. Here's to act number six!
October 15, 2018
This HBO production is too long. And I found some of the modern day interviews somewhat self-serving and filled with inconsistencies. On the other hand, who among us can look back on long lives with total emotional and factual recall?
October 5, 2018
Two hours of your time very well spent.
October 2, 2018
The emotional and often raw documentary Jane Fonda in Five Acts, presents a woman of contradictions, an activist who ended a marriage to fulfill her need to make the world a better place
September 29, 2018
This a film that celebrates change and transformation; the power that comes from our ability to learn from our mistakes and to grow. Like the woman at the centre of it all, it's inspirational.
September 28, 2018
What [the film] is throughout is tender, more a watercolour than an oil, which ultimately paints its subject in detail but in tender shades.
September 27, 2018
The poignancy of Fonda's point of view on the various topics adds tremendously to the unfolding of this excellent film. Fonda makes no excuses saying, "I am what I am."
September 25, 2018
As seen through Lacy's compassionate lens, the Jane Fonda who lays bare her life in Five Acts is introspective and affable, confident yet forthcoming about her flaws and failures.
September 24, 2018
It's hard to overstate the pleasures of this film or, more precisely, this encounter with its subject.
September 24, 2018
This is an engrossing feature that will fascinate anyone interested in Fonda's life and work.
September 24, 2018
Although this doc is as conventional as Fonda herself has never been, Lacy tells a terrific story. The film reminds us why Fonda is the only actress of the '60s generation whose name still resonates.
September 23, 2018
An extraordinarily intimate and perceptive new biography of the legendary actor and activist. Fonda reveals insecurities and anxieties that are achingly raw and very personal, but which many women will see themselves in.
September 22, 2018
September 21, 2018
Hearing extensively from Fonda -- at 80, vibrant, defiant and introspective -- is more than worth it, as she discusses the various lifetimes she's lived,
September 21, 2018
You do not have to like her work or activism to relate to this or rejoice with her as she takes control of her own narrative.
September 21, 2018
Director Susan Lacy has the great advantage of a subject whose life has been extensively documented literally since birth.
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