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St. Vincent Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    63

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Village Voice Alan Scherstuhl

    Some moments still work after the movie grows mawkish.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    A film in which precocious kids say things real kids never would, and larcenous drunks come off as adorable.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Todd McCarthy

    Melfi comes up with any number of good and effective scenes and there’s plenty to enjoy in the performances.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal John Anderson

    Naturally, Mr. Murray is a joy to watch. And he has brought so much joy to so many grumpy people he deserves whatever accolades he can accrue, even for a career-assessment comedy like St. Vincent.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Chris Nashawaty

    Murray, of course, can play a redeemable misanthrope with one hand tied behind his back. Unfortunately, that's exactly what he has to do here because writer-director Theodore Melfi reins in his leading man with a script that doesn't know when to stop troweling on the sap.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    St. Vincent may be a little kinder and gentler than the likes of "Bad Santa," but there's enough inappropriate behavior and comedic friction to fuel an entertaining 103 minutes.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

    For all the boozed and abusive amusement provided by the great Bill Murray in the good-enough St. Vincent, the moment I liked best was Naomi Watts as a pregnant Russian stripper, manhandling a vacuum across the Murray character's ancient carpet. In movies as in life, it's the little things.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Variety Peter Debruge

    With St. Vincent, the chief pleasure is comedy, which typically arises from waiting to discover what Bill Murray might do next.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Richard Roeper

    Nearly every scene is contrived, but Melfi has a nice way with dialogue, and the cast is uniformly outstanding.

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