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Based on 6 Reviews
critic reviews (6)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 30
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Making her feature directorial debut at the tender age of 70, veteran actress Connie Stevens delivers an obviously heartfelt but sadly unfocused melodrama in the form of Saving Grace B. Jones. show more

  • NA
    Slant Magazine

    This cumbersome and graceless 1950s-set period drama possesses the reactionary life insights and amateurish production values of a Lifetime soap. show more

  • 50
    Los Angeles Times

    At its most straightforward, the film is an effective drama about a 10-year-old city girl's eye-opening summer in the rural Midwest. show more

  • 40
    Village Voice

    The film packs in more characters, subplots, and moments of nostalgic detail than it can gracefully accommodate, and the pacing often feels rushed. show more

  • 30

    Most of what Stevens has concocted here is hard to take, notably the characters' curious relationship with the rain that threatens to drown Missouri, and serves as a soggy metaphor. Sometimes it only rains in half the frame; sometimes people coming out of downpours are wet, sometimes they're not; sometimes they're wet and it's not raining. show more

  • 20
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    Ms. O'Neal's Grace is a fluttery Blanche DuBois type who transforms into a ranting madwoman wreaking havoc. Instead of an ax, she wields scissors. From here on, the movie is a grotesquely overacted, ineptly staged screamfest. show more

  • December 17, 2012 dbstoughto
    Report This User

    Fabulous directorial debut by Connie Stevens. A must see film. Michael Biehn and Tatum O\'Neal are terrific. See it!

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