St. Vincent

2014

St. Vincent

Critics Consensus

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

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78%

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User Ratings: 42,486
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Maggie (McCarthy), a single mother, moves into a new home in Brooklyn with her 12-year old son, Oliver (Lieberher). Forced to work long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of their new neighbor, Vincent (Murray), a retired curmudgeon with a penchant for alcohol and gambling. An odd friendship soon blossoms between the improbable pair. Together with a pregnant stripper named Daka (Watts), Vincent brings Oliver along on all the stops that make up his daily routine - the race track, a strip club, and the local dive bar. Vincent helps Oliver grow to become a man, while Oliver begins to see in Vincent something that no one else is able to: a misunderstood man with a good heart. (C) Weinstein

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Cast

Bill Murray
as Vincent
Chris O'Dowd
as Father Geraghty
Kimberly Quinn
as Nurse Ana
Lenny Venito
as Coach Mitchell
Nathan Corddry
as Terry, the Banker
Ann Dowd
as Shirley, Sunnyside Administrator
Greta Lee
as Teller #23
Ron McLarty
as Principal O'Brien
Niles Fitch
as Brooklyn
Emma Fisher
as Bridgette
David Iacono
as Jeremiah
Gabriel Hernández
as Latin Mover
Elliott Santiago
as Latin Driver
Melanie Nicholls-King
as Hospital Supervisor
Portia
as Ultrasound Tech
Maria-Christina Oliveras
as Medical Receptionist
James Andrew O'Connor
as Antwan, Zucko's Partner
Brian Berrebbi
as Process Server
Brenda Wehle
as Judge Reynolds
Frank Wood
as Maggie's Attorney
Orlagh Cassidy
as Speech Therapist
Larry Gray
as Belmont Teller
Joann Lamneck
as Belmont Bartender
Kerry Flanagan
as CT Scan Nurse
Katharina Damm
as Starlet, the Dancer
Jeff Bowser
as Physical Therapist
Amber Clayton
as Amber, the Waitress
Fred Evanko
as David's Attorney
Ron Bush
as Buy Buy Baby Salesman
Tim Wilson
as Priest at Assembly
David Filippi
as Cab Driver
Tom Durkin
as Belmont Race Caller
Richard Ford Grayling
as Nature Program Narrator
Addison Rose Melfi
as Girl in Class
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Audience Reviews for St. Vincent

  • 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.
    Jens S Super Reviewer
  • 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.
    Doctor S Super Reviewer
  • 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.
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer

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