Jane Fonda in Five Acts Reviews

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.
November 6, 2018
Modern documentaries have led us to expect more rigour in their storytelling but this, despite its willingness to touch on family discord and so on, keeps a respectful distance that ultimately frustrates.
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 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 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
Director Susan Lacy has the great advantage of a subject whose life has been extensively documented literally since birth.
September 20, 2018
An intriguingly human mirror of eight decades' worth of whirling social, political and cultural change.
January 22, 2018
An audio-visual supplement to the actress' fascinating 2005 memoir, a frank examination of Fonda's personal evolution, and a celebration of her role in popular culture.
January 22, 2018
An engaging study in glamour and grit.
January 22, 2018
Lively, confessional, and entertaining ...