• Released
  • February 25, 2011
  • (Limited 2/25)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 41 min
  • Art House/Foreign
The Grace Card Synopsis
A personal tragedy leaves police officer Mac McDonald bitter, angry and hating God.
Read Full Synopsis

Movie Reviews

Critic Ratings


Tampa Bay Times

By Steve Persall
This is a solid, sincere affirmation of faith and forgiveness. Praise the Lord, and pass the popcorn.
Full Review

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
The Grace Card is a surprisingly hard-edged, faith-based drama.
Full Review

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
More drama than tract, it's a low-budget Christian indie that just clears the runway on the sincerity of its performances and inclusiveness...
Full Review

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
Has a welcome message of personal growth and racial tolerance. And it's ably made, with evocative Memphis locations. But in the final...
Full Review

Washington Post

Powerful lead performances and the filmmaker's noble attempt at holding a magnifying glass over the Deep South's still-contentious race...
Full Review

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
To say that The Grace Card piles it on is an understatement of profound dimensions.
Full Review

New Orleans Times-Picayune

By Mike Scott
A movie that wears its heart on its sleeve.
Full Review

Orlando Sentinel

By Roger Moore
The eggshells the screenwriter and director walk on distance the story from the reality it aims to imitate. And that robs this tale of...
Full Review

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
With its poky pacing, thin characters, obvious message and predictable plot, the movie amounts to a cinematic sermon that, like many of...
Full Review

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Faith-based audiences may find comfort here, but the film's heavy-handedness is a burden it can't overcome.
Full Review

5 DOVES (Highest rating) Dove Foundation

By mimi2mygrandkids
David Evans has been a non-film director for many years, having directed several successful Passion plays for his home church. His experience shows as his first gig as a film director is handled with...

THe Grace Card

By sisterharvey
what an inspiring movie... The stroy line was a true reality.... My daughter turned to me crying in the movie... she is agnostic I think God got in her heart that night.... great acting.... and a...

Some reviews for lead actor Michael Joiner (Mac McDonald)

By Babemagnet
Here's what critics have said; "Michael Joiner gives a powerful and compelling performance in THE GRACE CARD!"- Ted Baehr, Owner/Publisher MOVIEGUIDE “The most effective movie of its type I've...

go see it!!

By djnumarv
the power of grace can conquer even in your biggest hurts!!!...

The First Must-See Film of 2011!

By cmr2004
Check out the full review for The Grace Card at: [BLOCKED WEBSITE] Here are a few excerpts from our review... "The Grace Card is a must see film and one that I truly believe congregations...

The Grace Card

By jcygan
Great Film! This movie was emotional and filled with a purpose. It reminds us how to respond to each other with love instead of hatred and ill will. And it was refreshing to see a film without any...

The Grace Card

By gracecard
If everyone in the world saw this movie, maybe we could all get along better. The message about love and forgiveness is powerful and the acting and storyline are tremendous. Thank you to Century...

Grace Card

By garymiller99
This was a low budget film with a wonderful lesson. The lesson in this film is for you to freely give grace and forgiveness to those who have transgressed against you. You knew right from the...

The Grace Card

By Kodak
I went expecting a good movie, but saw a great one....

The Grace Card

By david_hadzima
Wow!!! Dynamic and inspirational; must see. Experience the power of grace in forgiveness through the eyes of 17 year Police Officer and struggling family, paired with a convicted felon and...

More Info

Rated PG-13 | For Thematic Elements and Violence