St. Vincent
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In Theaters October 10 (10 days)
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… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There are grand performances all around."
‑ Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times
""Maybe even Jack Nicholson couldn't do a better job than Murray playing this improbable hero - something that probably isn't going to be forgotten come Oscar time.""
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"What starts out as a dirty, foul-mouthed dark comedy with a bit of Uncle Buck-ishness to it slowly softens into a really sweet story about finding your second wind in life."
‑ Erik Davis,
"It plays out like a best-of album: safe, fun, but inessential if you're already familiar with the back catalogue."
‑ Catherine Shoard, Guardian
"It's fascinating to watch Murray act circles around his existing appeal and play into it at the same time."
‑ Eric Kohn, indieWIRE
"Amusing enough as long as Bill Murray sticks to his mean and ornery act but ultimately reveals its true self as a film equivalent of the gooey 1971 Ray Stevens song "Everything Is Beautiful.""
‑ Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter
"The movie is worth seeing for Murray alone, yet along the way I'm betting at least some of you will fall for its charms."
‑ Jason Gorber, Twitch
"Sometimes, a story well told is good enough, and "St. Vincent" is a yarn that will make you genuinely laugh in the right places, even if the punchlines and plot turns are seen coming from a mile way."
‑ Kevin Jagernauth, The Playlist
"Theodore Melfi's debut feature, St. Vincent, is a heartwarmer that never insults--exactly the opposite of what its protagonist is supposed to be: a disgruntled drunk who nobody likes."
‑ Tomas Hachard, Slant Magazine
"Bill Murray is award-worthy in a tailor-made part."
‑ Chris Bumbray, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
"Here, in all its splendor, is a cinematic character as robust and colorful as "A Confederacy of Dunces'" Ignatius J. Reilly."
‑ Peter Debruge, Variety
"Murray takes full advantage, dressing down and griming up[...]. The movie, befuddled by the talent at hand, stands frozen, staring at Murray like a deer in headlights."
‑ Matt Patches, IGN Movies
"This Brooklyn tale earns a Bronx cheer."
‑ David D'Arcy, Screen International
"The audience at the premiere screening where I saw St Vincent responded on Pavlovian cue to the film's cutesy, aging-rebel theatrics, but, really, Bill Murray deserves a better movie."
‑ Owen Gleiberman,
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