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Grace Is Gone Reviews

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Top Critic
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
November 24, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
June 19, 2009
Una película intimista, humana y conmovedora, con gran actuación de John Cusack y estupenda banda sonora compuesta por Clint Eastwood.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 18, 2008
| Original Score: 3/4
Stephen Schaefer
Boston Herald
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: B
Heather Huntington
September 2, 2008
Cusack really steps into the character of the uptight, conservative, grief-stricken Stanley and the little girls who play his daughters are amazing.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
August 14, 2008
This heartfelt film is a bitter-sweet snapshot of a man and the special relationship he cements with his daughters as he takes them on a spur-of-the-moment road-trip.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
June 1, 2008
...packs an emotional wallop that ultimately belies its low-key sensibilities...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
May 27, 2008
Depicts a side of the Iraq war, the American home front, that has been barely touched in other Iraq war movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 24, 2008
Strouse gives the movie an industrial sparseness, which only increases its intimacy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
January 24, 2008
It makes its points and is more cultural evidence of just how harshly history is likely to judge our ill-fated adventure in the Middle East.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Cynthia Fuchs
January 17, 2008
This is, most subtly, Grace Is Gone's abiding theme, the ways that overwhelming loss bring into focus what remains, as well as the cultural frameworks by which moral judgments are made.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 4, 2008
[No]matter how much you love [Cusack's] usual snarky schtick, it's wonderful to see him stretch as an artist...
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
December 14, 2007
Not a great movie, simply functional, but Cusack gives a great performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
December 14, 2007
'Grace is Gone' works best in the quiet moments. ... Shelan O'Keefe couldn't be better ... this low-keyed weepie belongs to her.
| Original Score: 3/4
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
December 13, 2007
True in its core depiction of a man dealing with limitless sorrow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brent Simon
December 12, 2007
A curious case of a sort of "grief peep show," an episodic drama with a lot hidden in its middle.
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
December 10, 2007
Sad drama about loss may be too heavy for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
December 10, 2007
This is a very strong and very moving film.
Betsy Bozdech
December 9, 2007
John Cusack takes it down several notches in James C. Strouse's somber, well-acted family mourning tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ken Fox
TV Guide
December 7, 2007
Strouse forgoes an explicit critique of the Iraq War in favor of a more universal portrait of grief and acceptance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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