Jane Fonda in Five Acts


Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018)


Critic Consensus: Raw and rich in decade-spanning detail, Jane Fonda in Five Acts paints a living portrait of one popular culture's most compelling figures.


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This documentary provides an intimate perspective on Jane Fonda's multi-faceted life as an award-winning actress, sex icon, political activist, feminist, fitness guru, mother, and three-time divorcee.


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Critic Reviews for Jane Fonda in Five Acts

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (12)

She's a legend, sure. But now she's not Henry's daughter, or Roger/Tom/Ted's wife, or Bree Daniels. She's just Jane, the doc suggests, plain old Jane. It only took decades to get there.

Dec 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Fonda is so solid throughout the documentary that an enthusiastic reference to a prophetic psychic reading sticks out as a flighty departure.

Dec 14, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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Modern documentaries have led us to expect more rigour in their storytelling but this, despite its willingness to touch on family discord and so on, keeps a respectful distance that ultimately frustrates.

Nov 6, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
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As seen through Lacy's compassionate lens, the Jane Fonda who lays bare her life in Five Acts is introspective and affable, confident yet forthcoming about her flaws and failures.

Sep 25, 2018 | Full Review…

It's hard to overstate the pleasures of this film or, more precisely, this encounter with its subject.

Sep 24, 2018 | Full Review…

This is an engrossing feature that will fascinate anyone interested in Fonda's life and work.

Sep 24, 2018 | Full Review…

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