St. Vincent Synopsis
Maggie, a single mom, moves to Brooklyn with her son. Working long hours, she leaves him in the care of their neighbor, Vincent, a retired curmudgeon with a penchant for alcohol and gambling. An odd friendship blossoms between the improbable pair.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Nearly every scene is contrived, but Melfi has a nice way with dialogue, and the cast is uniformly outstanding.
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83

HitFix

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This may not be his signature work, but it’s Murray at the top of his game in the type of role audiences want to see him in.
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80

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Murray is always a delight, but his films with kids (“Meatballs,” “Rushmore,” “The Royal Tenenbaums”) give his unencumbered playfulness even...
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80

Variety

By Peter Debruge
With St. Vincent, the chief pleasure is comedy, which typically arises from waiting to discover what Bill Murray might do next.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
The crowd-pleasing St. Vincent provides Murray with his first comic vehicle in years. It’s a tour de force and a cause for major...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Chris Nashawaty
Murray, of course, can play a redeemable misanthrope with one hand tied behind his back. Unfortunately, that's exactly what he has to do...
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75

RogerEbert.com

By Brian Tallerico
St. Vincent is a piece of very well-made cheese, a movie in which one can feel its manipulations and heart-string pulling, but the talented...
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
St. Vincent may be a little kinder and gentler than the likes of "Bad Santa," but there's enough inappropriate behavior and comedic...
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A film in which precocious kids say things real kids never would, and larcenous drunks come off as adorable.
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50

Village Voice

By Alan Scherstuhl
Some moments still work after the movie grows mawkish.
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By far one of his best!

By michaelanicolosi
me and my daughter went to this movie and it was absolutely a wonderful movie to experience. Bill Murray was vintage and at his best In my opinion. Not any moment in the movie do you ever feel bored....

Great buy

By dabriz
Worth the money! Hope it will get nominated for Oscar! Bill Murray played excellent!...

St.Vincent

By penniewalters
Beautiful movie...

Wonderful movie

By edglan
Nice to see Melissa McCarthy in a semi-serious role, she shows she has multiple dimensions. One of Bill Murray's best films ever. Charming, depressing, happy all at the same time....

St. Vincent

By babe8133
movie was incredible...

Top Notch Murray

By jrpikus
Not a new story but told in a great way. Bill Murray is outstanding as well as the supporting cast. completely worth your $12....

A Film Gem

By mgreeneil
St. Vincent is an offbeat, dry funny and wonderful film with heart and excellent character development. Bill Murray delivers with an excellent supporting cast including Melissa McCarthy and...

St. Vincent

By jsmith3820
A solid departure from Murray's Wes Anderson roles....

Petty attempt to pull at heart strings

By Kevinnystrom
The story was not original. A down and out curmudgeon, a good-hearted prostitue, a single mother and a heartless cheating dad. Bill Murray played the same role he always plays....

Incredibly well written, acted and directed movie

By marcse
It's difficult to masterfully execute every part of a movie, but St. Vincent does just that. Every performance is worth Oscar consideration, with Bill Murray a shoe-in for a tremendous performance. ...

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Rated PG-13 | For Language, Alcohol and Tobacco Use, Mature Thematic Material and Sexual Content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Quirky, smart, stirring buddy comedy has some edge.
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