Frankie & Alice

Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14

Where To Watch

Stream On
Stream On
Stream On

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Sherilyn Connelly
    Apr 1, 2014
    60
    It's occasionally imaginative, and, most importantly, never boring.
  2. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    Feb 20, 2014
    58
    It’s not just Frankie who is putting on a show here. Berry is also overemphatically showing off her chops.
  3. Reviewed by: Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Feb 20, 2014
    58
    It's just a matter of time, flashbacks, many costume and accent changes, some more jazz, and a triggering tune on the radio before the truth can set Frankie, and the audience, free.
  4. Reviewed by: Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
    Apr 4, 2014
    50
    Berry’s performance effectively turns a routine drama to a minor oddity, and Frankie & Alice’s complicated release history further adds to the curio factor.
  5. Reviewed by: David Hiltbrand
    Apr 4, 2014
    50
    Although it is based on a true story, the dramatization doesn't make much sense psychologically.
  6. Reviewed by: Michael O'Sullivan
    Apr 3, 2014
    50
    Berry’s performance, although less campy and histrionic than the trailer makes it look, is still outsize in proportion to the material, which feels slight and insubstantial despite its basis in a true story.
  7. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Apr 3, 2014
    50
    Ms. Berry does a decent job with the role, and the film treats its subject matter respectfully, but the overall package doesn’t rise above ordinariness.
  8. 50
    A soapy period piece that hits all the usual mileposts in filmed versions of such stories.
  9. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Apr 3, 2014
    40
    Berry's florid physicality has a certain silent-melodrama pull. The film around her, however, is lamentably by-the-numbers.
  10. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Apr 3, 2014
    40
    It’s all too much. Frankie & Alice has multiple problems it can’t get past.

There are no user reviews yet.