St. Vincent
St. Vincent (2014)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: October 24, 2014
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Sentimental slop.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

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.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

Bill Murray is the drawcard, always enjoyable as a rogue, witty eccentric and he does a great job with what he has

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

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.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

St. Vincent is no conventional hagiography but it's the movie world's equivalent - a star vehicle. Give director Melfi credit for knowing the capacity of the engine he has under its hood.

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Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

Bill Murray: Let's face it: who else could make a heavy-drinking, gambling, cursing man with a pregnant Russian stripper girlfriend and squashed-face Persian cat so likeable?

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Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

One of these days, someone should make a movie about a really nasty old guy who, by the end of the story, is still a nasty old guy.

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Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show

St. Vincent is heartfelt and loveably crass. While you expect Murray to be magic, it's really his interplay with apprentice Lieberher that scores.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
You can only but feel warm fuzziness in this Saintly sweet movie. A wonderful cast supported with wit, style and utterly heartwarming.
Bathsheba Monk
Surprising. Acting was superb and saved what could have a rather predictable story...although the screenplay did pull back from cliche in the nick of time.
KJ Proulx
Honest from beginning to end, "St. Vincent" is one of the most beautiful films of 2014, while also one of the funniest. As a man has to cope with his… More
Mark Hobin
St. Vincent is a comedy with some real drama sprinkled throughout. Bill Murray and Jaeden Lieberher form an implausible mentor / student relationship that is… More
Jim Hunter
A young boy befriends his babysitter, an irascible middle-aged man. The strongest performance to date by Melissa McCarthy is the highlight of this basic but… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Vincent: I'm showing him how the world works. At its best, St. Vincent is a solid comedy-drama that features Bill Murray working at the best of his… More