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
DVD Release Date: February 17, 2015
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Critic Score: 77% 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.

Dwight Brown
National Newspaper Publishers Association

Melfi, an astute director, sets a very eccentric and consistently endearing tone that is reminiscent of the quirky spirit of Silver Linings Playbook.

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Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald

It's almost inevitable that things get icky with this kind of story. Murray acts as a handbrake on that, simply because we don't know what awful thing he'll do next.

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Kip Mooney
Central Track

[Bill Murray's] the glue that holds this whole mess together.

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Jason Bailey
Flavorwire

A lovely little movie with a lot of laughs and a good heart - and a warning signal for a direction Murray's career could take, if he's not careful.

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David Sexton
London Evening Standard

What's to like? Just that it's Bill Murray, with that special charm, however grotty at first he seems.

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Richard Crouse
Richard Crouse

More predictable than you want from a Bill Murray movie. He usually makes left-of-centre choices, or at least puts a spin on the regular. The latter is true here, but Murray's blissed-out dancing reverie and bad jokes are worth the price of admission.

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Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald

It's a cliche, but cliches go on existing only because they go on being refreshed, and Bill Murray and friends bring this one back to life with deadpan flair and a vigilant eye for any disfiguring taint of sentimentality.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Sentimental slop.

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Mike Massie
Gone With The Twins

There's a notable and welcome depth to the players that is unexpected from this assemblage and premise.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
Of course you couldn't find a better actor than Bill Murray to play the bitter, grumpy weirdo who ends up being a kid's regular babysitter and… More
familiar stranger
The first half is good, but the later half is not up to the mark. Could have been far greater had they consulted me ;-)
Carlos Magalhães
A recycled story full of clichés, like Bill Murray in cliched acting mode not even able to make a stroke sound convincing and an inevitable cliched final speech… More
Alice Shen
I went in with no expectations because I'm one of the few people who isn't under Bill Murray's hipster-fabulous spell, but this movie is… More
Flutie Archibald
A pleasant surprise!
Clintus Maximus
The end-result of this film isn't what I expected before I watched it. I didn't even expect its conclusion halfway through it. This film is sweet and… More