Grace (2009)


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Critic Consensus: Though not entirely effective as a conventional horror flick, Grace is still a graphic, disturbing, and artful exploration of twisted maternal instinct.

Movie Info

One couple's dream turns into the worst nightmare imaginable when their unborn child is declared dead in utero, and the devastated mother insists on carrying the stillborn baby to term. Madeline Matheson (Jordan Ladd) is eight months pregnant. She's determined to have a healthy child, and as such, she's adapted a pure-body lifestyle and decided to have a natural childbirth. Though her outspoken mother-in-law is adamant that Madeline receive standard hospital care during the delivery, the … More

Rating: R (for bloody images, violence and some sexual content)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Paul Solet
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 15, 2009
Anchor Bay Entertainment - Official Site


as Madeline Matheson

as Michael

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Critic Reviews for Grace

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (4)

It's a horrifying meditation on the unbreakable union of mother and child.

Full Review… | August 14, 2009
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Keeps you on the edge of your seat, or perhaps the edge of fleeing the theater.

Full Review… | August 14, 2009
New York Times
Top Critic

Paul Solet's gyno-horror flick is certainly twisted but only slightly unnerving; the movie is about as gripping as one might expect given that its infant monster is both mute and cradle-bound.

Full Review… | August 12, 2009
Time Out
Top Critic

Creepy, yes, but what's the point of all of this bratty, poignance-free bloodletting?

Full Review… | August 11, 2009
Village Voice
Top Critic

Solet's wicked slice of Suburban Gothic horror taps into some of humankind's most potent iconography and exploits that imagery mercilessly.

Full Review… | November 26, 2010

Grace is just a stretched thin short film, as the mother-in-law with the unsettling maternal issues, the corrupt doctor, and the lesbian midwife material don't fit in.

Full Review… | November 9, 2009

Audience Reviews for Grace

This movie is sick as hell. Very disturbing. I saw this because of the poster. It seemed like "It's a good movie that will make you jump in every moment". But sadly it bored me to death (I'm still alive...muhahaha). Anyway, it looked like a low-budget movie. Every time I expected to see the baby with horrifying feature, instead, I saw a regular baby who looked like "Give me a toy, I want to play now!". The story was good but they couldn't make it useful. But I must confess the ending is good. It sounded like "there's going to be a part - 2, people".
Another thing that caught my attention, why would anyone want to deliver their child in a bath tub? (or what do you call that?) Don't have any idea but that was weird. I think they did explained why but my ear was also bored to take it anymore. And fyi, that baby looked totally fake. Anyone can figure that (even the dog in your house).

Dead Angel

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Disturbing. Not so much for the scariness, but for the plot itself. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

Although a few times effective, this overly twisted horror flick is unfortunately mostly unscary, as it tries to be much more disgusting and graphic than genuinely unnerving and unsettling.

Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

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