Grace Is Gone Synopsis
A man takes his young daughters on a trip to delay telling them that their mother, a soldier, died.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Simplicity -- four-square, not sappy -- is rare in film. James C. Strouse had it in his script for Lonesome Jim. As writer and first-time...
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
It’s a close call, but Grace is Gone is worth seeing for the way John Cusack works with Shelan O’Keefe and Gracie Bednarczyk, two of the...
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75

Premiere

By Glenn Kenny
A picture about tragedy in one American family's life, and it's a convincing and humane one.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Not a great movie, simply functional, but Cusack gives a great performance. The film somehow doesn't live up to his work.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
With a minimalist plot, Grace Is Gone turns its primary focus on John Cusack, giving the actor an opportunity to display both his talent...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
As subtle and shattering as its title.
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63

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Bednarczyk's natural instincts put most programmed Hollywood moppets to shame, and the quietly affecting O'Keefe shows genuine talent.
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50

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
A barbell of a movie that carries some weight at either end. What's in between is purely utilitarian, though.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A disappointing and manipulative look at one family's loss in the Iraq war.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
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...
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excellent!!!

By pinnaclepix
Loved it!...

idk

By teddybear000
idk know bout this movie butt it looks pretty interesting........

Sad- makes you think

By Bunnyboo67
Well I love anything with John Cusack. This movie I didn't see until it came out on video. Missed it in the theater. Not even sure how I missed it. Must have blinked. Anyway, it was a pretty good...

THE WORST MOVIE !!!

By kiwigurl33
After watching this movie, I'd have to say it was the worse movie I've ever seen in my life. It was only depressing because of the morals this father gave to his kids. what kind of message are we...

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Rated PG-13 | For thematic material, brief strong language and teen smoking
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Sad drama about loss may be too heavy for kids.
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