Graceland (2013)

In this unpredictable and tightly-paced thriller, family man Marlon Villar - a longtime chauffeur to corrupt Filipino politician Manuel Chango - is faced with an unthinkable predicament when he is ambushed while driving both his boss's… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 26, 2013
DVD Release Date: July 23, 2013
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Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Adam Nayman
Globe and Mail

Graceland ... has a ruthlessness rarely attempted by its North American counterparts.

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Justin Lowe
Hollywood Reporter

The social and economic pitfalls facing the vast urban underclass of Manila's sprawling metropolitan area are depicted with unflinching regard in Ron Morales' observant low-budget Filipino feature, a blend of ruthless crime drama and grim thriller.

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Marc Mohan

Sometimes difficult to stomach, the film captures the fragility of normal life in such a hotbed of crime and disorder.

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

The film feels increasingly exploitative as it becomes more overtly political, illustrating various forms of injustice with blunt, sensationalistic imagery.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

A tense, twisty cinematic artichoke brimming with moral complexity and intriguing shades of gray.

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Jason Anderson
The Grid

Morales's often brutal morality tale has both a grim intensity and a shattering impact.

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Richard Kuipers

A potent combo of hostage thriller and high-impact morality play.

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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

A nerve-shredding Philippines-set thriller made with such skill that its low budget barely registers.

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Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies

Graceland is more concerned with the moral compromises of individuals than the greater failures of society.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
'Graceland'. Sets the stakes high, stumbles, but ultimately finds its feet as a first-rate thriller. A scathing take on the corruption and sex trade… More
Caesar Mendez
Ransom flicks I'll admit is not a territory I have much experienced in given I've only seen a few of them. From a story perspective these films have… More
Jesse Ortega
This is a pretty damn good and intriguing thriller right here. Perhaps the thing that I liked the most about this film was how there's a reaction for… More