St. Vincent


St. Vincent (2014)


Critic 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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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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Bill Murray
as Vincent
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
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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Critic Reviews for St. Vincent

All Critics (185) | Top Critics (43)

Sentimental slop.

Dec 4, 2014 | Full Review…

Murray's natural freewheeling charm and star quality carry a rather formulaic and slushy picture.

Dec 4, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

While the film is stuffed with cliches, at least they're the warm and fuzzy kind.

Nov 14, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

St. Vincent will dodge your impulse to projectile vomit. For that, all hail Bill Murray who whacks away at the script's sentimental softballs like A-Rod in full swing.

Oct 24, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The adult supporting players are all excellent, but next to Murray, the key casting is Jaeden Lieberher as young Oliver. The kid is a natural in the sidekick role, never once playing it too cute or too actor-y.

Oct 24, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4

It's good to see funny gal McCarthy playing the straight woman in this comedy rather than the appealing/appalling lout. It's even better to see a working mom depicted with care.

Oct 17, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4

Audience Reviews for St. Vincent


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.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer


A recycled story full of clichés, like Bill Murray in cliched acting mode not even able to make a stroke sound convincing and an inevitable cliched final speech to make us forget the several loose ends - the loan shark, the bank money, the legal battle with the kid's father, etc.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


A pleasant surprise!

Flutie Archibald
Flutie Archibald

Super Reviewer


The first half is good, but the later half is not up to the mark. Could have been far greater had they consulted me ;-)

familiar stranger
familiar stranger

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