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Frankie Reviews

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May 26, 2020
The story is enriched by pitch-perfect observations of human foibles combined with great casting choices.
May 18, 2020
Viewers may get impatient since so little happens plot-wise, but the interaction is often raw and real, touching on bigger themes about the delicate links people make, even in families.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 23, 2020
Isabelle Huppert is marvelous in this intimate and melancholic story about life and love, the present and the uncertainty of the future to come. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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February 11, 2020
Taking a role designed to collapse the divide between performer and character as opportunity to uncover new levels on naturalism, Huppert offers another beautifully modulated turn in a part that is primarily reactive.
December 14, 2019
Ira Sachs puts everything in the hands of his cast, headed by Isabelle Hupert, who proves -- through her character, of course -- that even (oncoming) death becomes her.
| Original Score: 3/5
December 5, 2019
The whole thing feels too hastily written (or improvised) to carry much weight, and you would think such a slight tale would compensate with stylish aesthetics.
November 22, 2019
The tiny yet formidable Huppert perfectly embodies her character, frail but decidedly in control.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5
November 20, 2019
With a cast like Frankie's and a filmmaker as attentive as Sachs, it would take a lot to derail this sophisticated character study.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 18, 2019
The ensemble drama gets messier and messier, but remains blessedly free of histrionics and showy performances.
November 11, 2019
Frankie remains somewhat inspired even if it doesn't quite stimulate the imagination.
November 11, 2019
[Sachs's] delicate, sensitive touch remains in full flower despite the change of locale.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 8, 2019
Sachs manages this day in the life without cumbersome exposition thanks to the texture of this casting, all while keeping the disparate concerns of three generations moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 8, 2019
It becomes a visceral experience and turns the mirror on us. Kind of maddening, and kind of magic.
November 8, 2019
It's a little too late but it's also surpassingly lovely: an aching frame around the human muddle before we go home for good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 7, 2019
While often misguided and poorly edited, Frankie still manages a meditative mood thanks to well written characters and beguiling location.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 7, 2019
What it has is a warm heart, a pace that flows like the tides and an ensemble cast that shines from top to bottom. It's a rare treat to see Huppert and Tomei share the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
November 6, 2019
Sachs' browsing camera trails each character at different times, giving them space to oscillate between grief and selfishness. There's no judgment made against their weaknesses and failures, but "Frankie" also doesn't let them off the hook.
November 6, 2019
A gentle drama that displays kindness towards all as it explores the inner lives of its characters, exposed for all to see.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 31, 2019
[The] performances feel lived in, like they're actually friends meeting up for the fist time in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 30, 2019
Isabelle Huppert stars... in a remarkably subdued performance.
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