Grand Canyon Synopsis
Two men (Danny Glover, Kevin Kline) become friends across the social divide.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
In a time when our cities are wounded, movies like Grand Canyon can help to heal.
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88

TV Guide

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Grand Canyon successfully recreates the random, haphazard ways in which individual lives intersect, and captures the sense of menace and...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Grand Canyon is most gripping when Kasdan shows people waking up to the world and finding that they need more than bromides.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Julie Salamon
Too often the film languishes as Mr. Kasdan poses Big Questions and then has his characters answer them in conversations that are so casual...
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70

Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
Ridiculously ambitious, though often likable and touching in its sincerity.
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70

Washington Post

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The graceful and affecting Grand Canyon, with its flock of fortysomethings, is much more than just "The Bigger Chill."
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70

Time

By Richard Schickel
If sometimes this loose and anecdotal film loses dramatic pace, it always rights itself. And it remains steadily in touch with its best...
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50

Austin Chronicle

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There are great scenes (many) and terrific performances, especially Glover and Woodard.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Canyon is similarly slick, though even more heavy-handed in hammering home its points. [26 Dec 1991]
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38

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
The cast is equally strong (especially McDonnell), but the vast subject and the shifting settings force Kasdan all over the map. [10 Jan...
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