Reviews

Jun 5, 2021
Thompson's filmmaking sticks to the safe and familiar territory of a lo-fi indie, never pushing its aesthetic to places that might challenge the viewer like its subject matter does.
Apr 29, 2021
2020's best coming of age drama.
Apr 3, 2021
An unlikely friendship forms between Bridget and Frances, and it's such a joy to follow. An immensely likeable and utterly charming watch.
Mar 13, 2021
This funny, heart-wrenching and gorgeously shot tale of a 30-something woman finding herself exudes warmth, kindness and humour.
Mar 8, 2021
I don't recall the last time I saw so many strong female characters in a film who all shared so many emotionally powerful scenes together.
Feb 5, 2021
Saint Frances is smart and original and anti-sensationalist. It is also a very good film, which speaks to you but never shouts.
Feb 5, 2021
Talking about awkward things without shame is what this film endorses - and does well.
Feb 5, 2021
I do wish "Saint Frances" indulged in or two fewer getting-to-know-you montages. But I say that about most every movie that comes along, even the good ones.
Feb 5, 2021
Saint Frances is a fine addition to a new generation of American films that seek to break taboos on subjects too long considered untouchable.
Feb 1, 2021
Effortlessly real and charming, Saint Frances is an absolute winner.
Jan 29, 2021
Saint Frances is a smart movie about empowerment, that doesn't feel like a message movie. It carefully studies life's most constant aspect, change.
Jan 28, 2021
Saint Frances is one of far too few movies that approaches all of these realities with eyes wide open.
Dec 22, 2020
Edgy feminist drama removes judgment from sex, abortion.
Dec 9, 2020
[Kelly] O'Sullivan's screenplay, much like her performance, is sweet without ever turning sickly. Alex Thompson's direction, in turn, carefully matches her tone.
Nov 22, 2020
Like all the best films about fumbling your way through to deeper self-understanding, Saint Frances doesn't feel too programmed, and leaves a lot of mess on the table.
Nov 19, 2020
Saint Frances' mix of humour and bold-faced reality is a unique and necessary (re)vision for these modern times
Nov 13, 2020
Funny and challenging, complex and at times transcendent.
Nov 13, 2020
It's the type of film that pulls the audience in with familiarity, only to end up leaving them spiritually and emotionally fulfilled while entertaining them.
Nov 9, 2020
The film eventually delivers some powerful and touching moments.
Oct 30, 2020
First-time feature director Alex Thompson, working with a screenplay from partner and lead actress Kelly O'Sullivan, has made an adulting comedy that steers clear of the worst talky, navel-gazing indulgences of the genre.