The Grace Card Reviews

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
February 24, 2011
Its screenplay is mostly second-rate soap opera and its direction plodding, with many scenes held, awkwardly, longer than they need to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
February 24, 2011
Steeped in Christian tenets of forgiveness, brotherhood, and prayer, and rife with earnest platitudes about race and family, The Grace Card is one overwrought piece of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michele Kenner
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
February 24, 2011
A series of hard-to-swallow coincidences wrap up the story too neatly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
February 24, 2011
A low-budget Christian indie that just clears the runway on the sincerity of its performances and inclusiveness of its message.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
February 24, 2011
If it ultimately succumbs to formula, scoring a series of increasingly unlikely plot twists with anthemic contemporary Christian power pop, at least it has the courage of its convictions, and the bravado to suggest solutions to meaningful dilemmas.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
February 22, 2011
This Christian-themed domestic melodrama uses race as cheap window dressing for easily digestible bromides and a conclusion as foregone as a Family Circus panel.
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