Maria Full of Grace Reviews

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September 15, 2020
This film is shot with great simplicity, and the accompanying score is one of tremendous, well, grace. It is perfect for this film.
May 23, 2020
The drug mule theme is somewhat of a distraction from Marston's more transcendent aim to push the story as a parable about one woman's self-determination.
March 13, 2018
The movie puts us in Maria's shoes, taking us step by suspenseful step through her physical and spiritual ordeal.
September 12, 2017
A stunning performance by [Catalina Sandino] Moreno is the hallmark of the film...
January 1, 2011
Unflinching drama of the journey of a drug mule.
September 19, 2010
The subject could be, and has been, exploitative in other films, but Joshua Marston shrewdly sketches asides of drama about whether Maria should simply remain in New York. To his credit, that outcome feels as fraught with peril as her drug-running.
July 11, 2010
"Maria Full Of Grace" was a hit at the Sundance Film Festival and carries the cinematic currency of an important and thought provoking drama.
April 28, 2010
'Maria Full of Grace' offers a clear picture of the economics that drive the hopeless many to take risks in the enrichment of the few.
April 29, 2009
Moreno gives a very memorable debut performance...
December 27, 2007
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December 6, 2005
September 16, 2005
The film's star, Catalina Sandino Moreno, has heavy-lidded eyes and a lovely, open face that belie Maria's steely resolve.
September 8, 2005
the filmmaker's eye and ear for authentic detail and believable characterization...make the film an unusually tough and gritty slice of underworld life.
May 4, 2005
Belongs to Moreno.
April 23, 2005
April 14, 2005
Maria Full of Grace provides an authentic and compelling view of a drug mule's experience.
April 8, 2005
Moreno uma daquelas atrizes que prendem o olhar do espectador, que, fascinado, mal percebe o sutil trabalho de construo de personagem que est sendo desenvolvido.
April 2, 2005
March 31, 2005
Moreno communicates without words - she immediately sells the film, the concept, the struggle, the danger.
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