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November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 25, 2008
Good intentions can only go so far.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 25, 2007
A disappointing and manipulative look at one family's loss in the Iraq war.
November 21, 2007
It's the Paul Haggis version of National Lampoon's Vacation.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 4, 2008
This isn't so much a film about picking up the pieces after a tragedy, but instead an extended story of the pieces that fell...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
June 3, 2008
The power of the ending comes from the inherent pain of loss, but it's no feat to recognize how emotional this would be, to tell us it's coming and to dangle it in front of us for an hour and a half.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 7, 2007
Cusack deserves high praise for his terrific work as an emotionally cold man suddenly devastated by grief, but this effort is expended on a vehicle that has little going for it in the first place.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 7, 2007
A barbell of a movie that carries some weight at either end. What's in between is purely utilitarian, though.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 23, 2007
Screenwriter James C. Strouse makes an able if flat directorial debut with a simple wartime movie that needed more dimension. This is what a movie without subplots looks like.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 14, 2007
There have many films in the last year or so that have dealt with the war in Iraq, but I can't recall one that infuriated me as much as this smugly insufferable soap opera that uses the conflict as an excuse to offer up 90 minutes of muddled mawkishness
December 5, 2007
Its saving grace is also its downfall: there is no sappy sentiment, but no emotional pull, either.
December 14, 2007
It avoids all deeper issues inherent to its subject matter, choosing instead to simply be a slice of depressing life that you won't want to take.
December 8, 2007
...never once feels authentic, its every move calculated...a movie that uses a road trip to express a family's grief is suspect at best.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
December 5, 2007
Grace Is Gone grabs on to a name, a war, and the metaphor-come-to-life of a theme park with rides going nowhere. And we, the people, are spun around and shaken for tears.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 18, 2008
The drawn out process in this character vehicle runs on low grade dramatic fuel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 17, 2008
the mood is as overcast as the sky that follows the Phillips' as they head for Florida and the inevitable moment of revelation. Grace Is Gone is a downer worthy of a super-sized box of Kleenex
December 7, 2007
A syrupy-sweet, cloying score by Clint Eastwood overwhelms the otherwise elegant simplicity of Strouse's storytelling.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
January 3, 2008
Cusack's climactic confession is heartrending. But too many other moments strain credibility.
December 27, 2007
A banal weepie.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 18, 2008
It's a narrative strategy that neither informs, challenges nor heals.
Read More | Original Score: 1/6
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