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State of Grace Reviews

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John Esther
Pasadena Weekly
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Penn's affecting performance, a strong and silent struggle with his warring emotions, is hard pressed to offset Oldman's shrill shenanigans.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
December 10, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times
January 3, 2012
Every indulgence, including a two hour and 14 minute running time, is on display.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ross McIndoe
The Skinny
August 19, 2015
Joanou is no Scorsese but he successfully builds a satisfying crime flick around Oldman's electrifying performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Don Groves
sbs.com.au
December 31, 2010
Superior gangland drama with a nod to Scorsese
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
What's best about "State of Grace" is what's unique to it - the twisted vision of the Oldman character, who lives in a world of evil and betrayal and has somehow thought himself around to the notion that he is doing the right thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
October 12, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
A handsomely produced, mostly riveting, but ultimately overlong and overindulgent gangster picture.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
A hugely impressive piece of work for a young director previously known for his documentary U2 Rattle and Hum.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 30, 2004
Charts the territory of lawlessness, betrayal and violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
July 23, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 10, 2005
A gritty, intense and explosive Irish gangster drama that's second only to Scorsese's GoodFellas as the best film of 1990.
| Original Score: 5/5
Nicolas Lacroix
Showbizz.net
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
October 18, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
August 4, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
July 4, 2015
It's (mob) business as usual, elevated by some deft plotting and sharp dialogue from scripter Dennis McIntyre and forceful turns by all the principals, particularly Gary Oldman as a twitchy live wire who's fiercely loyal to friends and family.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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