The Grace Card
The Grace Card (2011)

This earnest evangelical drama draws inspiration from the Bible verse Hebrews 4:16 ("We will find grace to help us when we need it") in its tale of a police officer named Bill "Mac" McDonald (Michael Joiner) whose life… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 16, 2011
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Critic Score: 35% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Tailored for a very specific audience, The Grace Card delivers its noble religious message via implausible plot twists and preachy dialogue.

Tom Long
Detroit News

As stiff as it is sincere.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

It's OK to put out a movie with a message. But rendering even potentially dramatic stories so inoffensive that they bear no relation to reality makes for middling drama.

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Mike Scott
Times-Picayune

Dragged down by earnest but amateurish performances and an overall Afterschool Special vibe

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Kate Shellnut
Houston Chronicle

Movie goers likely will look over The Grace Card's entertainment value to focus on this simple prescription for how to gracefully love your neighbor.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Despite its lapse into melodrama, this faith-based drama is surprisingly effective.

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Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com

Not up to the level of "Facing the Giants" or "Fireproof" but a pretty amazing first try

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Joe Leydon
Variety

Blessed with fine performances, credible dialogue and slick production values that belie a reportedly paltry budget, The Grace Card ranks among the better religious-themed indies released in recent years.

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Sean O'Connell
Washington Post

"The Grace Card" is a Christian drama about a racist cop and his gospel-preaching partner who . . . hey, wait a second. Where are you going?

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

A heartfelt and inspirational drama about the healing power of grace, reconciliation and forgiveness.

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