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
This cumbersome and graceless 1950s-set period drama possesses the reactionary life insights and amateurish production values of a Lifetime soap. show more
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
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
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
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
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Fabulous directorial debut by Connie Stevens. A must see film. Michael Biehn and Tatum O\'Neal are terrific. See it!
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