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Based on 18 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Simplicity -- four-square, not sappy -- is rare in film. James C. Strouse had it in his script for Lonesome Jim. As writer and first-time director, he gives Grace Is Gonethe quiet power to sneak up and floor you. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    As subtle and shattering as its title. show more

  • 63
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Bednarczyk's natural instincts put most programmed Hollywood moppets to shame, and the quietly affecting O'Keefe shows genuine talent. show more

  • 50
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    A disappointing and manipulative look at one family's loss in the Iraq war. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Not a great movie, simply functional, but Cusack gives a great performance. The film somehow doesn't live up to his work. show more

  • 75
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    It’s a close call, but Grace is Gone is worth seeing for the way John Cusack works with Shelan O’Keefe and Gracie Bednarczyk, two of the least affected and most affecting young actors to hit the screen this year. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    With a minimalist plot, Grace Is Gone turns its primary focus on John Cusack, giving the actor an opportunity to display both his talent and his range. show more

  • 75
    Glenn Kenny Premiere

    A picture about tragedy in one American family's life, and it's a convincing and humane one. show more

  • 50
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    A barbell of a movie that carries some weight at either end. What's in between is purely utilitarian, though. show more

  • 70
    Film Threat

    A film that depends entirely on whether you feel empathy for its characters. show more

  • May 22, 2008 Raymond
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    Oscar nod for Cusack good cry feel sad movie

  • May 22, 2008 mimi4x
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    This place was a horrific experience for my child and myself.

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