St. Vincent

2014, Comedy/Drama, 1h 43m

192 Reviews 25,000+ Ratings

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St. Vincent offers the considerable pleasure of seeing Bill Murray back in funny form, but drifts into dangerously sentimental territory along the way. Read critic reviews

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Maggie (Melissa McCarthy), a struggling single woman, moves to Brooklyn with her 12-year-old son, Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher). Having to work very long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of Vincent (Bill Murray), a bawdy misanthrope next door. Vincent takes Oliver along on his trips to the race track, strip club and dive bar, and an unlikely friendship is born. The man is a mentor to the boy in his hedonistic way, and Oliver sees the good in Vincent that no one else can.

Cast & Crew

Chris O'Dowd
Brother Geraghty
Theodore Melfi
Screenwriter
Fred Roos
Producer
Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein
Executive Producer
Dylan Sellars
Executive Producer
Don Cheadle
Executive Producer
G. Mac Brown
Executive Producer
Kathryn Tyus-Adair
Executive Producer
John Lindley
Cinematographer
Sarah Flack
Film Editor
Theodore Shapiro
Original Music
Inbal Weinberg
Production Design
Michael Ahern
Art Director
Jasmine E. Ballou
Set Decoration
Kasia Walicka-Maimone
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  • Aug 13, 2018
    Of course you couldn't find a better actor than Bill Murray to play the bitter, grumpy weirdo who ends up being a kid's regular babysitter and ultimately his saint. Thankfully, the rest of the cast is just as great. Watts is utterly fearless as russian hooker and McCarthy was never as subtle and lovable as here. The kid is a real talent too. The plot doesn't offer major shockers or twists, but plenty of laughs and a few really sweet moments. The softening of the cold-hearted is not a new story, but with this talent involved it's fun to watch once more.
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  • Jan 24, 2018
    Chemistry can make all the difference in a film, even when the story has been done before. St. Vincent wasn't a great film because the story was out of this world. In fact, it wasn't even all that original, but rather the fantastic chemistry between veteran Bill Murray, and newcomer Jaeden Lieberher made all the difference. After a bitter divorce, Maggie & Oliver have been forced to move to a new neighborhood, where they find their new neighbor is a bitter old drunk named Vincent (Murray). Vincent wants nothing to do with anyone, until happenstance throws him together with Oliver, who he reluctantly agrees to watch in exchange for a paycheck, but what does he know about taking care of a kid? Even though this movie could have been more raunchy, Bill Murray is always funny and paired together with this scrawny, innocent, overprotected kid, made for some of the best interplay I've seen in a very long time. Murray was at the top of his game, but he almost had the show stolen right out from under him by young Jaeden Lieberher. Four years later, we know this kid is a star, and after seeing this performance, it's easy to see how he landing huge roles in the movies It and The Book of Henry. Finally the cast is rounded out by Melissa McCarthy who I honestly can not stand anymore, but believe it or not, she was very reserved and laid back. I didn't know she was actually capable of doing that. St. Vincent won't win any awards for originality, some parts could be a bit slow, although there were a few surprises. As for me, I love the chemistry, I always enjoy seeing how young actors and actresses got their start, and the film stars Bill freaking Murray, need I say more?
    Todd S Super Reviewer
  • Jul 21, 2017
    Superior impressionable youth meets curmudgeony elder story with Bill Murray excellent as the latter ( as if I needed to specify that ). Melissa McCarthy is a team player by reeling back her performance, while Naomi Watts steals the laughs as a bitchy pregnant Russian hooker.
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  • Apr 01, 2017
    were it not for a couple of convincing performances from bill murray and naomi watts it would've been very average. except for the bob dylan song at the end the soundtrack was a bit pants.
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