St. Vincent (2014) – Movie Review

November 29, 2014 7:55 am by
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Overview

A young boy whose parents just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic, war veteran who lives next door.

Cast

  • Melissa McCarthy - Maggie
  • Bill Murray - St. Vincent de Van Nuys
  • Naomi Watts - Daka
  • Chris O'Dowd - Brother Geraghty

Director

  • Theodore Melfi

Run Time

  • 102 min

Review

Bill Murray is excellent in this. The character of Vincent is suitably complex and at first glance is unlikable but as the movie progresses he becomes likable as the viewer learns about him and his past, but as he becomes more likable the movie becomes more sentimental and schmaltzy and loses it’s edge.

Great first half, average second half. As a whole it’s good but not excellent.

3.5 Stars (3.5 / 5)

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