State of Grace Reviews

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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
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Variety Staff
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.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Mr. Oldman gives an electrifying performance that both establishes a tragic, terrifying character and explains why that character's world is such a perilous place.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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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.
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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
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 14, 1990
Joanou shows signs of becoming a real director. But they're still only signs.
Full Review | Original Score: B