Frankie & Alice
Frankie & Alice (2014)

From Lionsgate and Codeblack Films and the executive producers of INTRODUCING DOROTHY DANDRIDGE and LACKAWANNA BLUES comes a mind-bending drama starring Academy Award (R) Winner and Golden Globe (R) Nominee Halle Berry (THE CALL,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 4, 2014
DVD Release Date: August 12, 2014
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Critic Score: 21% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Halle Berry gives it her all (and then some), but Frankie & Alice is ultimately too narratively strained and clumsily assembled to do her performance justice.

Cary Darling
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/

Frankie & Alice feels like a film that might have been groundbreaking 40 years ago but has cable-TV movie of the week written all over it in 2014.

Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

It may be that this genre has been forever ruined, or just that it requires a more subtle hand than the one exhibited by Geoffrey Sax, the director here.

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John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

Modestly engaging, the film is more suited to cable TV and Netflix.

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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer

Berry has proven she's willing to take on enormous challenges, and she certainly exceeds her grasp here. Perhaps that's why Frankie & Alice plays more like an elaborate acting workshop than a movie.

Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

Lamentably by-the-numbers, treated like an affliction-of-the-week TV movie by its eight (!) credited writers and directed by Geoffrey Sax as if he knew where commercials should go.

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Todd Jorgenson

... provides Berry with a diva showcase for plenty of over-the-top emotional outbursts and violent tantrums.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

While all this channel-switching and inevitable unearthing of psychic demons generates a great awards-season clip, it doesn't necessarily lead to a satisfying drama.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

It's hard to see beyond Berry's forced mannerisms. She swerves from boogie-dancing tough girl to stoic matron to irritatingly voiced kid.

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Brent Simon
Paste Magazine

Admittedly a generously apportioned slice of awards-bait pie, but a well-rendered and engaging psychological drama nonetheless, anchored by two solid performances.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Manu Gino
Turn back, look forward Good decent movie. The acting was really good actually but the story wasn't that interesting although it had a good ending in… More
Philip Price
There was a time between the break of the new millennium and about three years in where it seemed as if Halle Berry would be an unstoppable force, destined for… More
Jeff Talbott
With I'm sure the best of intentions (and not a little hope for Oscar's roving eye), Halle Berry stars in (and produces) this big-screen Lifetime… More
Lee Kyle
Well i had heard little and nothing about this flick and only finding out about it after i saw that Halle Berry was nominated for a golden globe and reading… More
Glenn Gaylord
Great performance by Halle Berry in a ho-hum film about a woman with multiple personalities. The film feels more SCRIBBLE than SYBIL as it's kind of… More
Deb Jarnagin
this movie is amazing....halle berry did a wonderful job!!!! wow

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