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Saving Grace Reviews

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
December 6, 2005
A pleasant little comedy with the soul of one of those old, much loved Ealing pictures of the forties and fifties but overlayed with a coating of Hollywood glitz.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Brian Mckay
March 20, 2003
Grossly overestimates the effects of Marijuana so that it can get the cheap laughs. But it is genuinely and consistently funny
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
February 7, 2003
[Blethyn] brings great heart to the role of Grace, injecting notes of surprising truth into what is otherwise a pleasantly nutty little film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Susannah Breslin
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
It's a feel good British movie ideal for gangs of middle-aged, middle-minded women on bored afternoons, and toxically saccharine to anyone else.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
It's all fluff with the deeply imbedded message that no matter what happens in life, you have to deal with it and move on.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Edward Lawrenson
Sight and Sound
December 2, 2002
In trying too hard to convince us what good eggs his characters are, Cole creates a shapeless, dramatically unengaging movie.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 8, 2002
...Saving Grace is charming enough and entertaining enough for me to recommend it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
It's a crazy plot, but it works wonderfully, thanks largely to Blethyn's terrific performance.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 13, 2002
A Cheech and Chong movie for the art-house crowd.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
Saving Grace has a lovely Cornish setting and Blethyn to recommend it, but mostly it's a contact mediocre.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
May 11, 2001
Dejará una agradable sensación de esparcimiento y sana diversión a quien tenga la suerte de realizar un buen 'viaje' de risas y buen humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 10, 2001
Blethyn's solid-gold charm turns Saving Grace into a comic high.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Stephen Farber
April 17, 2001
The premise is a bit far-fetched, but Blethyn makes it fly, etching the timid, provincial character so deftly that her gradual transformation is deliciously funny.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Ultimately, all the jokes exploit the same tired premise, which is the spectacle of variously dotty and stuffy Englishmen and women getting stoned, wittingly and not.
| Original Score: 3/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
The familiar, derivative feel is in part offset by a hard-to-deny level of appeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
We're left with a promising idea for a comedy, which arrives at some laughs but never finds its destination.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Brunette
January 1, 2000
Saving Grace has a charm that keeps you involved throughout.

E! Online
January 1, 2000
It's a clever little tale that's bound to leave 'em, uh, rolling in the aisles.
Jim Judy
Screen It!
January 1, 2000
Charming and entertaining enough to appease those who enjoyed the brand of humor previously found in the likes of The Full Monty and Waking Ned Devine.
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
A wonderfully off-kilter comedy about pot, persistence, and survival.
| Original Score: 76/100
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