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Based on 14 Reviews
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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It has nothing going for it but a terrific story and an amazing performance by Judith Ivey, who plays an enigmatic Good Samaritan. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Digital video is both the blessing and the curse of writer-director A. Dean Bell's well-conceived but underachieved What Alice Found. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    There's a refreshing frankness to the film's treatment of its sordid subject matter that more than compensates for its technical limitations. The three performers inhabit their roles with, yes, an emotional truth that is bracing. This is particularly true of Ivey. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The screenplay by director Bell is packed with surprises, and the acting is excellent. show more

  • 63
    Megan Lehmann New York Post

    Bell has added unexpected shadings to what could have been simply a sordid tale of highway prostitution, gradually revealing surprises to the characters that keep a murmur of unease thrumming throughout. show more

  • 25

    Alice has all the emotional truth of an America’s Most Wanted reenactment. show more

  • 70
    Merle Bertrand Film Threat

    An unusual angle on the age-old coming of age story. Filled with solid performances by veteran actors Ivey and Raymond, as well as a captivating performance by newcomer Grace. show more

  • 60
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Newcomer Grace seems born to the part of an unformed young woman whose character cries out to be shaped, but it's Ivey's unobtrusive skill that shapes their onscreen relationship into something thoroughly convincing. show more

  • 90
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    Scrupulously fair-minded yet deliciously ambiguous, What Alice Found, a triumph of sound psychological and artistic judgment, is an unexpected treat for sophisticated audiences. show more

  • 80
    Keith Phipps The A.V. Club

    In the end, the camper-lot prostitution serves as trapping for a weirdly touching coming-of-age film that leaves its heroine sadder but wiser. show more

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