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Based on 13 Reviews
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  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 88
    Farran Smith Nehme New York Post

    Morales’ spin on the old ransom plot is fresher and more gripping than most big-budget Hollywood products. show more

  • 88
    Chuck Bowen Slant Magazine

    The film's plot isn't unusual, but director Ron Morales strips it down to its primal essence. show more

  • 75
    Bill Stamets Chicago Sun-Times

    Morales trafficks in familiar formulas of an everyman in a bind with evil men. What sets Graceland apart are the conflicted values of its characters. show more

  • 75
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The overwhelming sense of physical and moral decay could be taken for social commentary, and if Graceland has a flaw, it’s that Morales gradually starts to overstate his case as the movie goes on. show more

  • 60
    Time Out New York

    For all the alleged ethical complexity in this thriller’s noirish narrative, everything’s a little too neat here. show more

  • 50
    Austin Chronicle

    Graceland is terrific entertainment, but I can’t decide if it’s a cautionary tale, an exercise in moral relativism, or an exploitation film. There’s the final conundrum. show more

  • 75
    Gabe Toro The Playlist

    Mezmerizing in fits and starts, Graceland doesn't coalesce into the "important" thriller it seeks to be. show more

  • 90
    Gary Goldstein Los Angeles Times

    Graceland is a tense, twisty cinematic artichoke brimming with moral complexity and intriguing shades of gray. show more

  • 90
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    Even while embracing the breathless beats of the crime thriller, Graceland holds tight to its concern for exploited children. show more

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