Grace Is Gone
Grace Is Gone (2007)

The contemplative, understated tearjerker Grace Is Gone dramatizes the quiet crisis that befalls Stanley (John Cusack), a young Midwestern husband of a female marine stationed in Iraq, and a father of two girls. Suddenly and unexpectedly… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 7, 2007
DVD Release Date: May 27, 2008
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A refreshing departure from the current crop of Iraq war dramas, Grace is Gone is a heartfelt, finely acted portrayal of grief and healing.

Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Depicts a side of the Iraq war, the American home front, that has been barely touched in other Iraq war movies.

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Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out

It's a narrative strategy that neither informs, challenges nor heals.

Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

Una película intimista, humana y conmovedora, con gran actuación de John Cusack y estupenda banda sonora compuesta por Clint Eastwood.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Despite the strength of the cast (in particular O'Keefe, who's making her film debut here and shows tremendous promise), it's hard to muster much enthusiasm for Grace Is Gone.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Cusack's climactic confession is heartrending. But too many other moments strain credibility.

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Heather Huntington

Cusack really steps into the character of the uptight, conservative, grief-stricken Stanley and the little girls who play his daughters are amazing.

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

Good intentions can only go so far.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Not a great movie, simply functional, but Cusack gives a great performance.

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Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

This heartfelt film is a bitter-sweet snapshot of a man and the special relationship he cements with his daughters as he takes them on a spur-of-the-moment road-trip.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
A simply melody of lost played quite elegantly in this road trip of a film as a monosyllabbic dad must find a way to talk to his own children his own way in… More
John Cusack, Shelan O'Keefe, Gracie Bednarczyk, Alessandro Nivola A husband whose wife has just been killed in Iraq doesn't have the courage to… More
Drew Smith
Grace is Gone would fall completely, totally flat without Shelan O'Keefe. Full stop. The one interesting part of the movie, and it is a very interesting… More
Nicki Marie
Good movie, I didn't actually expect to like it, but I did. Sad without being depressing, whole cast was really good. I also liked all the shots out on… More
Lanning : )
I say again, John Cusack will win an Oscar for Best Actor. His time is coming. A very understated performance here, but he really is good. <p> One of my… More
Dean McKenna
Quiet emotionally drama story about the power of family and John Cusack is brilliant in his performance.