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Even while embracing the breathless beats of the crime thriller, Graceland holds tight to its concern for exploited children. Read full review
Graceland is a tense, twisty cinematic artichoke brimming with moral complexity and intriguing shades of gray. Read full review
The film's plot isn't unusual, but director Ron Morales strips it down to its primal essence. Read full review
Morales’ spin on the old ransom plot is fresher and more gripping than most big-budget Hollywood products. Read full review
It’s a dark, grim, suffocating story that only missteps by overplaying its hand, making the larger message about prostitution increasingly overt. Read full review
The spare, tightly wound narrative ultimately turns on the hard-eyed, relentless efficacy of the plot, as well as the certainty of Reyes’ performance. Read full review
While some of the sting goes out of the movie’s hitherto well-executed crime-thriller mechanics, the resolution and aftermath of the hostage crisis still pack a huge emotional wallop. Read full review
Morales trafficks in familiar formulas of an everyman in a bind with evil men. What sets Graceland apart are the conflicted values of its characters. Read full review
Mezmerizing in fits and starts, Graceland doesn't coalesce into the "important" thriller it seeks to be. Read full review
Striking the right balance between interior and exterior can mean the difference between compelling drama and accidental melodrama. Writer-director Ron Morales just misses equilibrium in the visually arresting Filipino thriller Graceland. Read full review
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