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Based on 31 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    What could have been a sentimental train wreck emerges as a funny and touching portrait of three bruised people. show more

  • 100
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Wise and wondrous. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    An endearing, occasionally sentimental story told with depth and substance. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    The film, with its painterly juxtapositions of dockside industry, green hills, and cloud-scudded sky, is full of misguided motives and fairy-tale fraud. But it rings true at heart. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    It is a sweet, wonderfully acted cameo of a movie about the lengths to which a lioness will go to protect her cub. show more

  • 80
    Ray Bennett The Hollywood Reporter

    The movie is filled with small moments of tenderness, insight and considerable wisdom. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The bold long shot near the end of Dear Frankie allows the film to move straight as an arrow toward its emotional truth, without a single word or plot manipulation to distract us. show more

  • 75
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    Doesn't revert to hairpin plot twists or other dramatic trickery to hook us in; Auerbach simply lets us live with her characters-which, it turns out, is reward enough. show more

  • 75
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Dear Frankie is a small movie with a big soul and no easy formula for the happiness of its big-hearted characters. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    The movie's still shameless; the difference is you don't mind. show more

  • November 06, 2013 Harvey Boone
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    Hear warming and very enjoyable story done by the film. Harvey Boone

  • September 23, 2008 muse4fdr
    Report This User

    So heart warming. A wonderful, endearing, feel good movie.

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