Graceland Synopsis
When a kidnapping goes wrong, a desperate father stops at nothing to save his daughter.
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90

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Even while embracing the breathless beats of the crime thriller, Graceland holds tight to its concern for exploited children.
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90

Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
Graceland is a tense, twisty cinematic artichoke brimming with moral complexity and intriguing shades of gray.
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88

Slant Magazine

By Chuck Bowen
The film's plot isn't unusual, but director Ron Morales strips it down to its primal essence.
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88

New York Post

By Farran Smith Nehme
Morales’ spin on the old ransom plot is fresher and more gripping than most big-budget Hollywood products.
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83

The A.V. Club

By Tasha Robinson
It’s a dark, grim, suffocating story that only missteps by overplaying its hand, making the larger message about prostitution increasingly...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

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The spare, tightly wound narrative ultimately turns on the hard-eyed, relentless efficacy of the plot, as well as the certainty of Reyes’...
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80

Variety

While some of the sting goes out of the movie’s hitherto well-executed crime-thriller mechanics, the resolution and aftermath of the...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Bill Stamets
Morales trafficks in familiar formulas of an everyman in a bind with evil men. What sets Graceland apart are the conflicted values of its...
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75

The Playlist

By Gabe Toro
Mezmerizing in fits and starts, Graceland doesn't coalesce into the "important" thriller it seeks to be.
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40

Village Voice

By Ernest Hardy
Striking the right balance between interior and exterior can mean the difference between compelling drama and accidental melodrama....
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Terrific and sobering movie

By Nuss
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