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St. Vincent

St. Vincent

2014
Comedy
Drama
1h 42m
A young boy whose parents just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic, war veteran who lives next door. (imdb)
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St. Vincent

2014
Comedy
Drama
1h 42m
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Rated 03 Jan 2015
7
57th
And on the eighth day, God created Bill Murray. And the Lord saw that it was good.
Rated 27 Oct 2014
54
46th
You will laugh, and you will cry and you will feel like you have seen this one before.
Rated 12 Mar 2015
66
41st
I was on board for this very by the numbers movie based on the charm of bill murray and a decent kid. Then the last 10 minutes happened and I'm back out. I was embarrassed for everyone on the screen and whoever thought this was a good ending.
Rated 29 Oct 2014
40
35th
That's the truth for all of us, isn't it? We are more than our vices. We are less than our virtues. We tend to point at people like Vincent, note their flaws and pretend we know all about them. But we don't. We look at the people we admire from afar and think we understand them. But we don't. (pluggedin.com)
Rated 26 Aug 2016
65
35th
Watch this for a chance to see Bill Murray behaving badly, because the rest is just so-so-indie-feel-good-porn. It is fine, but very familiar.
Rated 19 May 2015
50
19th
Very slightly funny but vaguely boring drama. Kind of like a PG version of Gran Tarino.
Rated 12 Feb 2015
75
64th
Hilarious and gripping... It's way too rare nowadays. St. Vincent has it thanks to a strong debut of Theodore Melfi and saint Murray.
Rated 20 Nov 2014
52
4th
Turns out it's not enough to just stick Bill Murray in a completely average, forgettable, sentimental dramedy. He's going to be good no matter what you put him in, but you can't just rely on him magically elevating everything around him. At no point did this film upset me TOO much (it's serviceable, despite an unfortunate tonal shift half way through and an unconvincing Naomi Watts) but not once did it give me anything special.
Rated 11 May 2015
77
45th
Basically "About a Boy".
Rated 19 Aug 2019
70
76th
good movie
Rated 28 Feb 2015
48
28th
Do not be blinkered by Murray's presence (and undeniably strong, moving performance). This is another cliched slice o'ham wherein The Neighborhood Codger is redeemed by a friendship with the Young Misfit Boy and realizes that Friends Are Important and Life Ain't So Bad, after all. Trust me--you've seen this.
Rated 19 Feb 2017
2
46th
Starts dramedy, turns all-dram by halfway. Thinks the audience is so stupid they added all that classroom/assembly stuff and included a literal 'tart with a heart' to make sure we didn't miss it's -very-fucking-obvious- message. That said, BM's still watchable.
Rated 30 Jan 2017
57
57th
This seems almost tailor-made for Murray and he nails the role of grumpy old Vincent even though someone older could have fitted the role even better. Watts is funny as a Russian "lady of the night". It has that quirky/indie comedy vibe which works fine for most part. I thought that they went a bit overboard with the syrup towards the ending, and that made me appreciate the film a bit less. Still, definitely worth a watch for fans of Murray or quirkier comedies.
Rated 30 Jan 2015
75
52nd
Pretty predictable but has some funny bits. It's nice to see McCarthy in a more serious role and Bill Murray of course does a good job.
Rated 21 Mar 2022
83
69th
A broadly comic spin on GRAN TORINO (with a touch of ABOUT A BOY) - no one gets any prizes for guessing where this grumpy Scrooge story is going, but Murray proves he's about as good as Eastwood at playing a likably misanthropic bastard; the revelation here is McCarthy who provides the genuine heart and soul of the film; it's the performances generally that keep the film on track as it wonders down some unnecessary alleys and detours (Watts) which don't prove too much of a distraction.
Rated 05 Jan 2015
85
38th
I really liked this movie. The acting could have been better, but it wasn't horrible. It was a cute plot. There seemed to be a lot of elements going on. Also I expected it to be funnier, but it ended up being a more serious film.
Rated 12 Dec 2015
70
54th
yeeahhh! Good humor. Good, old, American, humor :). Bless you Bill Murray! The script was also very funny :D Usually humor films dont make that good movies; but this one is actually good!
Rated 20 Dec 2014
57
52nd
It's the clichéd story of "precocious child befriends crochety old man" but it's very well put together.
Rated 30 Jan 2017
80
72nd
It kept me entertained. Sure it was predictable, and somewhat unbelievable (Bill Murray breaks a skateboard over his knee? Really?), but who can deny that good feeling we see a chain smoking senior, a prostitute give birth, and another woman's cheating ex-husband gets partial custody of their kid?
Rated 21 Nov 2016
81
66th
Good little movie
Rated 24 Oct 2015
50
48th
Run-of-the-mill Sunday night Murray indie, a pleasant old/young odd couple tale (Bad Words, Gran Torino, etc.) but falling short in both drama and comedy. Murray plays the alcoholic grump next door to a t (quelle surprise) but the major disappointment is that Melissa McCarthy - his overworked, underpaid, stressed out, single mother new neighbour - is inexplicably cast in a straight role, never once exploding in a tirade of abuse at the one target screaming out for her to do what she does best.
Rated 20 Oct 2014
70
58th
Well-acted all around but predictable and a little on the cheesy side.
Rated 16 Nov 2014
65
45th
Bill Murray plays grumpy. Good supporting cast. Worth a look.
Rated 19 Nov 2015
72
46th
Bill Murray was again awesome
Rated 15 Sep 2015
45
19th
20/1 is a 1 in 21 chance.No wonder he's shit at gambling. As for the film there's an ornery old geezer and he strikes up an unlikely friendship with a neighbouring boy. The man's pride and joy is a mint condition 1972 Gran Torino......oh, hold on, wait....
Rated 06 Feb 2015
45
40th
A watchable film given a boost by starring Bill Murray, only to have major points taken away by a highly contrived and cliched ending.
Rated 23 Mar 2015
70
56th
A mostly predictable, somewhat cheesy story that is elevated by great performances. Even the kid was solid and they are what often bring these type of movies down.
Rated 10 Oct 2015
55
37th
Entertainment: 4/4. Spirit: 1.5/3. Sustainability: 0/3.
Rated 11 Oct 2015
6
41st
St. Vincent was a film I had fairly optimistic hopes for due to the inclusion of the great Bill Murray in a tailor made role. And in familiar form, he delivers and does what he does best. The story lacks originality and the pleasing but inevitable conclusion is very safe. Melissa McCarthy & Naomi Watts are both worthy mentions playing against types. But without Bill Murray this film would have been instantly forgettable. And nobody can balance grumpiness and humour as effortlessly as he does.
Rated 03 Mar 2024
60
69th
It was pretty good. I enjoyed all of the humour and...WAIT WHY AM I CRYING MY EYES OUT?!?! That snuck up on me.
Rated 26 Feb 2022
50
37th
Very entertaining for the first half, predictably didactic in the ending. It’s not to say that the characters weren’t in need of fixing, but a disjuncture of values with the storyteller becomes clear toward the end. “Conventional, safe and inoffensive is best,” it seems to conclude. “We don’t all get to have that, but we can keep trying to grind everyone down to smooth, polished, harmless stones without character or life…maybe someday we’ll stop hurting each other.”
Rated 02 Jun 2020
45
36th
Pretty ordinary movie. Good for a few laughs along the way. Ending was to sappy for My liking. Nice performance from Lieberher.
Rated 07 Dec 2019
70
42nd
I knew where this was going at every step. Is that a bad thing? It's not too bad in this case because despite being immensely unoriginal, it's kind of well-written and the cast is all on top of their game (McCarthy especially so). It's nice and it's entertaining and I'm already forgetting all about it ...
Rated 24 Nov 2019
40
3rd
It's not that I'm offended by this film, although I can think of many reasons why some would be offended. And it's not that I expected a comedy but got something really dark instead.. Although with names like Billy Murray and Melissa McCarthy, you could make that assumption. And it's not that the acting was bad. It was very good in fact. I rated this film low simply because it bored me to tears.
Rated 15 Feb 2019
0
5th
Morally bankrupt film about an asshole who achieves "sainthood" by some snotty little shit because sometimes this "saint" simply pays the bills to prolong the suffering of his demential wife while he treats everyone else like shit. Fuck everything about this 'feel-good' lop of shit and its more pathetic ending.
Rated 24 Mar 2018
61
47th
Despite the schmaltz towards the end, I really liked this. It's fittingly quirky, a little sappy, and quite heartwarming. Incredible performances from Murray, Watts, and newcomer Lieberher. Loved how it stayed focused on Vincent and Oliver's relationship and didn't get bogged down by any of the various subplots it could have explored; it helped me stay interested and sympathetic to the main arc.
Rated 23 Feb 2015
65
72nd
It's Gran Torino meets Rushmore with a dash of early 90s Good Will Hunting or Scent of A Woman. Hopelessly cliche and sentimental but saved by exceptional performances particularly Bill Murray.
Rated 03 Feb 2015
64
65th
This is a paint by numbers feel good comedy and has Bill Murray as the lead so what isn't there to like? The stories main arc is the relationship between Murray's character and the neighbours kid. The story writes itself as mayhem ensues but it is a heart warming journey and really tugs at the heart strings. Naomi Watts plays a disposable character who brings nothing to the story but the rest of the cast are excellent. This is definitely worth your time especially if your a Bill Murray fan.
Rated 10 May 2015
50
38th
Too long and not very inspired, St. Vincent is still a nice, entertaining film, lifted by the cast and in particular Bill Murray. I probably wouldn't recommend it but I also wouldn't not recommend it.
Rated 26 Mar 2015
65
54th
This was very nice and pleasant, but not a lot we haven't already seen before. I've definitely seen the pairing of a grumpy old man and a young kid more than once before. Still, the film certainly has its charms. Bill Murray's great, and so are all the supporting actors. There isn't enough originality to elevate the film to something special, but it's far from a waste of time.
Rated 26 Oct 2014
100
51st
very funny
Rated 07 Mar 2015
7
63rd
The "unlikely friendship" story here lends itself to predictability, and even some specifics of its climax are telegraphed in an early scene thanks to its title, but it remained powerful in its message and emotional pull (I bawled), largely thanks to Murray's wonderful performance as Vincent- a well-written character that adds some unexpected grit to the film by going beyond the cliche grumpy but loveable old man. Watts and Lieberhe are also good in this predictable but poignant and funny film.
Rated 16 Nov 2014
42
21st
Murray gives it a good go with often impressive results, McCarthy is disappointingly bland and Watts is inconsequential. Murray has a lot left to give and he deserves better than to have his career dwindle into tokenistic VOD releases the way Robin Williams ended up.
Rated 11 May 2015
50
25th
Cliche ridden and sentimental but it's got Bill Murray who makes it watchable.
Rated 18 May 2015
80
68th
I'm happy to say that I really enjoyed St. Vincent. It's pretty damn funny and at times can really punch you in the feels. Bill Murray's performance is awesome as usual. Melissa McCarthy takes on a more serious role than she usually does and I liked it. The plot works good even though it's recycled. It left me feeling good after the conclusion. This is a comedy that I recommend. 4 STARS
Rated 21 Dec 2014
75
66th
A cliche story propped up by a fantastic Bill Murray
Rated 22 Apr 2016
70
35th
A shittier "About a Boy".
Rated 15 Dec 2014
55
29th
It's very calculated, and the writing extends only to stereotypes and cliches. Bill Murray's good though.
Rated 25 Dec 2014
1
23rd
the child warms the heart of the foul mouthed old neighbour and learns that they are more alike than anyone ever thought? Never seen this before, except every film like it that's better.
Rated 19 Feb 2017
81
80th
It seemed like this was going to be just another old curmudgeon movie, so it was a pleasing surprise to find out that underneath the grumpy exterior, Murray's character was a kind and decent - if very much flawed - person. Maybe a familiar character arc for this actor, but the execution felt fresh. The supporting cast was good all round; I particularly enjoyed Naomi Watts's role. Solid writing and directing, hopefully this Theodore Melfi will be one to watch in future.
Rated 30 Jan 2015
71
60th
Big Daddy meets Gran Torino. Meets....Kikujiro.
Rated 28 Feb 2015
60
35th
Feels like a mish-mash of a dozen other films. The script crams everything it can in, so the film feels so over-stuffed, that by the end, the film becomes so maudlin. Bill Murray does a good job, but deserves a better character for his "old man who still doesn't give a shit" pathos. Naomi Watts feels like she's playing a rejected SNL character. McCarthy is the real stand-out, showing what her acting career could have become post-Gilmore Girls (although the $$$ she's made means I'm wrong).
Rated 18 Feb 2015
70
80th
murray version of gran torino
Rated 25 Dec 2014
65
33rd
At times veers dangerously close to a parody in the first half, but is saved with the grace of Murray's performance as he once again shows a great understanding of dramedy acting. Supporting cast is hit and miss as McCarthy and Watt's waverings detract from the central sentimentally which is the industrial strength adhesive holding St. Vincent from falling apart.
Rated 09 Sep 2015
70
29th
Bill Murray plays a tough but lovable asshole neighbour who bonds with a kid.
Rated 30 Mar 2015
68
65th
An overly sentimental end drags down this somewhat cliched story. However, the cast is phenomenal and it deserves credit for the leads performances.
Rated 19 Nov 2014
55
19th
Lighthearted dramedy that is predictable and has a strange tonal shift at the mid-way point. Has a strong message and the performances are decent, although Naomi Watts as a Russian prostitute is a weird bit of casting that doesn't really work.
Rated 14 Sep 2015
53
23rd
Rests heavily on Murray's current shtick as a misanthropic addict who ends up being a nice guy on the inside or at least teaches a young fella a couple things about life. Still charming tho and I ain't gonna lie I got pretty into the story at the end(maybe it was all those nights spent at the horse track with my father). McCarthy is a delight in nearly everything.
Rated 21 Feb 2015
90
94th
Best I've seen Watts and McCarthy, the kid's great and Bill Murray is Bill Murray.
Rated 24 Jan 2015
60
58th
eng; [St. Vincent]; ein junge trifft seinen zynischen, scheinbar unsozialen nachbarn und lernt ihn kennen als dieser ihn nach der schule betreuen soll - doch ist er wirklich nur der verbitterte veteran?;
Rated 14 Nov 2015
30
12th
Vai tomar no cu, pensei que ia ser um lance meio Old Buk, mas caiu nos clichês sentimentalóides de sempre.
Rated 11 Jan 2017
85
25th
Good grimy dramedy. Moments of comedy are sparser than I would prefer but Bill Murray is a legend and pays out in cigarettes, bourbon & a great performance. There's a heavy hand on the feel good payoff but it works. It is... What it is.
Rated 28 Apr 2015
68
79th
St. Vincent is very well acted, all be it a little clichéd. The blend of comedy to drama is just right, even if it's just to manipulate your heart-strings. Murray and Watts steal the show, and it's nice to see McCarthy take a role that doesn't require her making fat jokes twice a minute. Overall it's light-hearted fluff, but still enjoyable, watchable fluff.
Rated 18 Dec 2014
74
40th
Grouchy old man turns out to have a soft heart, uncovered by bright but somewhat troubled boy. There's nothing original here, and it gets way too sappy at the end, but as far as these things go this one was pretty enjoyable with a good cast .
Rated 05 Mar 2016
62
81st
#16#, exp3, rw4, story, Naomi.W!/10A5, B.Murray!/5A5
Rated 02 Jul 2015
86
76th
A divine comedy where a curmudgeonly old man finds his saintliness by helping a young boy out that lives next door. I must say, this is Melissa McCarthy's best movie. She plays a good mom and isn't being terribly annoying or making fat jokes about herself. The movie starts off pretty racy but has moments so sweet you'll tear up or even cry at...
Rated 25 Jul 2015
60
33rd
Yes, it's a cliché, but it's a well done cliché. Most of my score is for the child actor's - Jaeden Lieberhe - performance and for whomever had him to say 'sir' a lot.
Rated 30 Aug 2015
90
59th
1350
Rated 23 Feb 2015
75
71st
It's not the greatest script, it's cliche, and you can see what is coming a mile away. However, it has Bill Murray as a hilarious obscene curmudgeon. This is easily one of the greatest Bill Murray performances i've seen. It's infinitely watchable and quotable just like Billy Bob in Bad Santa. If it weren't for Murray this would be a real snooze fest. If you don't watch Murray lip sync to Bob Dylan at the end credits you have just committed a cardinal sin.
Rated 23 Mar 2015
83
86th
Bill Murray once again is outstanding in this film. The rest of the cast is also great and the main kid in the movie played by Jaeden Lieberher really makes the material work. The script has great funny and serious moments and it is original. I highly recommend this great film.
Rated 24 Oct 2014
60
62nd
Is St. Vincent worth your time? Do you like Bill Murray? If the answer is yes, then watching him joke his way through half a movie and then take a backseat for the second half will probably be worth your time. The movie's abrupt tonal shift leaves us with few laughs in its second half, but it does have a lot of them earlier on -- as long as you're okay with laughing at a grown man teaching a child inappropriate behavior. I'm less outraged about that than I sound. It's funny enough.
Rated 03 Mar 2016
70
69th
The grumpy-old-man-meets-clever-young-kid-and-(who'd-have-thought)-they-hit-it-off scenario isn't the most inspired to grace the big screen but writer/director Theodore Melfi handles it gracefully. The film is basically half-comedy, half-drama, and both Murray and McCarthy are very effective in either genre. Melfi wisely goes for the subtle approach and successfully avoids melodrama most of the time - yet one could argue the finale maybe was a little too much. Pretty good on the whole.
Rated 14 Dec 2014
85
73rd
I am curious about the message of this movie, with all main characters eating spaghetti together at the end. http://www.venganza.org/ Nice comedy, with some comical situations, and romantic drama. Not bad at all.
Rated 10 Feb 2016
30
12th
Feel good comedy exploiting the Bill Murray's character that has been acted again and again and again, the rest of the story is too over the top, done by the numbers and not really funny. Sometimes I try to imagine that all the Bill Murray's character are from the same universe and he is a an adventurous man (ghostbuster converts to journalist which get strapped in time then becomes a submarine documentarist and so on) which ends in this pathetic character... maybe with a last trip to Tokyo
Rated 16 Nov 2014
70
53rd
Melissa McCarthy didn't fart once. Amazing tonal shift half way through "UHHH I thought this was surly old man teaches a young kid how to get outta paying a cheque ...................
Rated 08 Dec 2014
95
93rd
It's a predictable movie rather too reminiscent of About A Boy for comfort, but I absolutely loved St. Vincent anyway. It's so gosh-darn likeable: funny, sweet, charming, well-acted and perfectly soundtracked. Murray delivers standout work, it's fantastic to see McCarthy doing more subtle work than that of her recent blockbusters, and Watts plays against type convincingly. I liked the more dramatic elements as much as the comedy; the tonal shifts really worked well for me. Extremely enjoyable.
Rated 22 Nov 2014
60
58th
Jaeden Lieberher totally stole the show and was great... I wasn't awfully impressed by the other performances... especially Bill Murray, but Jaeden made the movie work.
Rated 26 Oct 2014
50
14th
Poor writing, particularly towards the end.
Rated 18 Jan 2015
65
54th
featuring naomi watts with the most ridiculous accent since john travolta in "killing season", that fat unfunny woman from that fat unfunny woman movie, a witty but ultimately forgettable little boy and a solid bill murray, it's ye olde "young misfit befriends rough but hearty old man who teaches him about life and stuff"-story, hanging in a weird balance between drama and comedy that never allows it to be either of those. loved bill murray, didn't care for the movie.
Rated 23 Nov 2014
72
53rd
Kind of a by-the-numbers feel-good comedy that's saved by a great supporting cast.
Rated 18 Oct 2014
12
8th
Two weak chuckles, that's it. Another dull Weinstein dramedy to add to the pile.
Rated 16 Nov 2014
70
57th
cliche but funny
Rated 13 Dec 2014
57
34th
Yeah, Murray can do no wrong, but do they have to release this exact movie every year around Oscar season? But worth it for the credits sequence. I'd pay more to see 2 hours of a stoned Bill Murray singing Dylan songs.

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