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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's too bad that Gracie's story seems bent on staying on the surface of such familiar turf, rather than digging deeper to reveal what propels her."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"It's a nice film and the Shue family, honestly, they should be proud of what they've done."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Gritty girl soccer drama with a powerful message."
‑ Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
"In addition to Carly Schroeder's performance, the highlights are its honesty, willingness to show real family struggles, and the gradual way Gracie achieves success."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
"Bruce Springsteen has even given the film his own rare seal of approval by providing a song for the soundtrack -- something he almost never does. See that? Even the Boss likes Gracie."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
"Ends up more like a middling after-school special than an insightful look at family dynamics."
‑ Malene Arpe, Toronto Star
"Gracie is a gentle, easygoing picture -- it's not exactly dramatically gripping, but somehow, its spirit carries it through."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek,
"When you wake up after napping through this earnest timewaster, you'll feel relieved, but you won't know why. Here's a clue: Gracie can't bend it."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"A wholesome female empowerment adventure, and one very likely to resonate with youngsters of both sexes in the pre-teen crowd."
‑ Kam Williams, NewsBlaze
"Though predictable at virtually every turn and almost relentlessly sentimental, Gracie ultimately establishes itself as a surprisingly moving and compelling story"
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"[Actress Schroeder] gives Gracie a credibly rugged edge, building her into a mini-tower of blond ambition and almost rescuing the role from cliché. Almost, but not quite, not when burdened with a script so proudly rooted in uplift's trite traditions."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"Director Davis Guggenheim's signature combination of emotional restraint and earthy visuals gives Gracie an unexpected grandeur."
‑ Mark Holcomb, Time Out New York
"A gutsy performance by Carly Schroeder is the high point of this likeable story about a girl with a dream"
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
"The movie treats Gracie as a cause rather than an impassioned athlete."
‑ Mark Palermo, Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
"Lindsay suggests -- during the inevitable mother-daughter heart-to-heart -- that Gracie persist despite the many odds because Lindsay did not."
‑ Cynthia Fuchs, PopMatters
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