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Savage Grace Reviews

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September 26, 2017
A spellbinding tale of luxury, incest, madness and matricide...
May 6, 2010
Ridiculous. An artsy-soapy drawing room study of bored contempt and idle peccadilloes amongst the 1950s-'60s-'70s jet set in Europe.
September 25, 2009
Superficial dysfunctional story on the rich.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 26, 2009
The most shocking thing about Savage Grace is its flatness
October 18, 2008
A sick-room torpor hangs heavily about this masterfully controlled, elegantly composed movie by Tom Kalin.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 18, 2008
The subject matter could be considered shocking and the film is difficult to watch at times; the director, Tom Kalin, isn't pulling his punches, but he refrains from giving any of the material the showy Hollywood treatment.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 18, 2008
Provocative but frustratingly shallow.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 18, 2008
While the pace occasionally flags and there are times when we wonder where Kalin is leading us, he maintains a pervasive sense of dread and unease throughout that makes the chilling climax seem both shocking and inevitable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 1, 2008
This tale of class differences, social climbing, illicit affairs, incest and murder creates an emotional wall between the characters and the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 10, 2008
For all the Baekalands' outré behavior, the movie is peculiarly timid at times.
July 31, 2008
A grotesque waste of time about terrible people I'd rather not have known.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 28, 2008
The performance is so oversized that, just as Barbara cowed her husband and son into submission, the other actors seem to tiptoe around Moore.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 25, 2008
...more savagery than grace...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 18, 2008
Savage Grace is a movie that badly wants to shock you. The only thing that might raise an eyebrow here, however, is the shocking rate at which everyone lights up a cigarette every five minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 18, 2008
Ultimately, I felt more sorry for Moore - giving her all to a skeezy, tabloid psychodrama - than for her self-absorbed character.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 11, 2008
An appallingly handsome and creepy film entirely suiting the subject matter and repellent and alluring in equal measure. If you relish dishy tales of the depraved rich, it's like Thanksgiving in a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 11, 2008
Director Tom Kalin, who's making his second feature after 1992's Swoon, tells the real-life story of the Baekeland family in a subdued whisper, like a servant muttering backstairs about a rich master's failings.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 11, 2008
A film as harsh, brittle and unbalanced as its characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 8, 2008
The film boasts another sensational performance by Moore and a welcome return to feature directing by Kalin.
July 6, 2008
Kalin and Moore have done such a fine job creating this monster, you'll be inclined to forgive them for never quite figuring out what to do with her.
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