Gracie Reviews

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Hank Sartin
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Mark Holcomb
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
Gritty girl soccer drama with a powerful message.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
October 31, 2008
A gutsy performance by Carly Schroeder is the high point of this likeable story about a girl with a dream
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
September 17, 2007
In addition to Carly Schroeder's performance, the highlights are its honesty, willingness to show real family struggles, and the gradual way Gracie achieves success.
Full Review | Original Score: 76/100
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze
September 16, 2007
A wholesome female empowerment adventure, and one very likely to resonate with youngsters of both sexes in the pre-teen crowd.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
June 22, 2007
Bruce Springsteen has even given the film his own rare seal of approval by providing a song for the soundtrack -- something he almost never does. See that? Even the Boss likes Gracie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
June 22, 2007
Though predictable at virtually every turn and almost relentlessly sentimental, Gracie ultimately establishes itself as a surprisingly moving and compelling story
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
June 18, 2007
It's a nice film and the Shue family, honestly, they should be proud of what they've done.
Eric Lurio
Entertainment Insiders
June 8, 2007
Ultimately, "Gracie" scores as a feminist inspirational sports film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.6/4
M. K. Terrell
Christian Science Monitor
June 7, 2007
This labor of love from the Shue siblings is a better than average sports movie. More than that, it's about a family pulling together to help one member achieve her dream.
| Original Score: B+
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
June 5, 2007
Making the team and playing in the big game grab the headlines, but the repaired relationship at the heart of Gracie shows that there are bigger prizes than kicking a ball around a field.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
June 4, 2007
Gracie is a gentle, easygoing picture -- it's not exactly dramatically gripping, but somehow, its spirit carries it through.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
June 4, 2007
It's made bearable by sincere performances all around...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
June 3, 2007
Here's a little winner of a sports movie that became lost amidst the ogres and the pirates.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jette Kernion
Cinematical
June 2, 2007
More charming and enjoyable to watch than it deserves, primarily because the performances transcend the script flaws.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
June 1, 2007
The New Jersey locations and soundtrack help ground the story in a particular time and place, and Schroeder delivers a terrific performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
June 1, 2007
There are some powerful moments (such as Elisabeth Shue, as Gracie's mother, giving a touching, unexpected speech about how she doesn't share her family's competitive spirit), and by its end Gracie earns its cheers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
June 1, 2007
This more homespun film doesn't let down its story or the Shue family. Its plain integrity outshines predictability. It is feminist without cant. And Schroeder delivers perhaps the finest young female performance of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
June 1, 2007
It's in the same rousing spirit of many such films in the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
June 30, 2007
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