Grace Reviews

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Adam Lippe
November 9, 2009
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.
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S. James Snyder
Time Out
August 12, 2009
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 | Original Score: 1/5
Simon Abrams
Slant Magazine
August 10, 2009
There's a pervasive and unintentional Raimian sensibility to Grace, writer-director Paul Solet's feature debut, that thoroughly undermines its Polanskian underpinnings.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
September 5, 2009
...a love-it-or-hate-it proposition...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
August 13, 2009
Grimaces its way through 85 long, low-key minutes just to marvel again and again that, gosh, mommies really love their babies.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
August 14, 2009
A combination splatter flick and demon child extravaganza that succeeds in bloody special effects but fails to become an actual movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Ed Gonzalez
Village Voice
August 11, 2009
Creepy, yes, but what's the point of all of this bratty, poignance-free bloodletting?
Harvey S. Karten
August 6, 2009
The story a mother who must supply her vampire baby with appropriate nourishment is unemotional, unscary, and overly clinical.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
August 13, 2009
Lame horror entry about a woman who gives birth to a literal little monster won't scare up the bucks, in spite of post-fest hype.
August 12, 2009
Grace is a truly horrifying movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Simon Foster
November 26, 2010
Solet's wicked slice of Suburban Gothic horror taps into some of humankind's most potent iconography and exploits that imagery mercilessly.
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Mike Hale
New York Times
August 14, 2009
Keeps you on the edge of your seat, or perhaps the edge of fleeing the theater.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
February 2, 2009
Covers the three essential bases of indie horror: It's scary, it's smart, and it pushes a few boundaries. An excellent debut for Paul Solet.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Whitney Borup
Film Threat
March 17, 2009
Little details like these make the film a valuable contribution to the genre. Likewise, the treatment of female characters and themes, while not perfect, is welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Edward Douglas
August 14, 2009
The sickest and most disturbing movie you'll see this year, extremely effective on every level without cowtowing to the overused formulas that have become standard in modern horror.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Todd Gilchrist
Sci Fi Wire
September 26, 2009
It focuses on characters rather than the color red, which is why it manages to surpass many of its more prominent cinematic competitors and qualify as one of the few true must-see horror movies of 2009.
Eric D. Snider
August 12, 2009
Solet proves himself adept both as a visual storyteller and as a guy who can make you crap your pants.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Brian Orndorf
June 18, 2009
Profoundly disturbing, a chilling motion picture that shows an invigorating amount of imagination and wicked behavior, immediately vaulting it above most horror product.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Geoff Berkshire
August 13, 2009
Deeply unsettling stuff ... [but] sharp, witty and ambitiously artful too, like some lost gem from the highbrow spectrum of '70s exploitation cinema
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Staci Layne Wilson
May 19, 2009
Along with Solet's direction and Ladd's admirable conveyance of isolation and paranoia, tonally Grace feels like something an indie Bergman or Polanski might have done.
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