Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
Part of the film's failure to arouse real horror is the languid direction; not enough seems to be at stake emotionally.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Money, madness, incest and murder! Just the recipe for a twisted mesmerizer of a movie, if it doesn't creep you out.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
The film walks the fine line between exploitation and empathy to cast a chilly, memorable spell.
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The Hollywood Reporter

U.S. viewers may be put off by its tangled sexual motifs and find its implied social critique a little close to the bone. But even Stateside, Julianne Moore, in her most challenging role in years, will win plaudits and attract mature audiences to a thoroughly absorbing and polished piece of work.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The director, Tom Kalin, stages acid duels, but he should have provided more psychological structure. Though Moore, a great actress, turns fury into verbal music, we're never quite sure what's driving her.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Living these lives, for these people, must have been sad and tedious, and so, inevitably, is their story, and it must be said, the film about it.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A chilly inquest into very bad behavior, Savage Grace is presented to us like an entrée at a five-star French restaurant. It's decadence under glass.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Savage Grace is a thoroughly disturbing story, told in a detached style rendering the overall experience an unsettling blend of lurid and vacuous.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
"Grace" may be based on a true story, but barely a moment in it feels real.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
An unbroken flow of sad or nasty incidents.
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51 out of 100
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