Savage Grace
Savage Grace (2007)

"Savage Grace" tells the incredible true story of Barbara Daly, who married above her class to Brooks Baekeland, the dashing heir to the Bakelite plastics fortune. Beautiful, red-headed and charismatic, Barbara is still no match… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: May 18, 2007
DVD Release Date: December 23, 2008
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though visually compelling, the lamentable characters in Savage Grace make for difficult viewing.

Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

While the pace occasionally flags and there are times when we wonder where Kalin is leading us, he maintains a pervasive sense of dread and unease throughout that makes the chilling climax seem both shocking and inevitable.

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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times

For that particular someone, Savage Grace could be the perfect summer

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Ridiculous. An artsy-soapy drawing room study of bored contempt and idle peccadilloes amongst the 1950s-'60s-'70s jet set in Europe.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Though the characters may be repellent, the film permits you to feel sympathy.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

If ever there was a film to extinguish any envy of the lifestyles of the rich and famous, Savage Grace is it.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Superficial dysfunctional story on the rich.

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

It's a horror story, all right, but the reason for telling it remains unclear, and it seems like a waste of Kalin's evident talent.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Though the film looks elegant, with deceptively simple interiors creating an impression of great wealth, it feels remote. We're impressed by the work the actors are doing, yet the characters don't hold our interest.

Fernando F. Croce

The most shocking thing about Savage Grace is its flatness

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Mumby
When a film critic describes a film as ‚??admirable‚??, it is usually a polite way of saying that the film is disappointing. You have to admire Steven Spielberg… More
William Dunmyer
[size=3]"Savage Grace," which has a stunning cast led by [b]Julianne Moore[/b], is a complex, beautiful, dark film. It has its weaknesses, such as the… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"Truth is more shocking than fiction."</i> A dramatization of the shocking Barbara Daly Baekeland murder case, which happened in a… More
Mark Abell
A true story, providing one more example of how money can't make one happy. Barbara (Julianne Moore) was an actress who married into the Baekeland family… More
Drew Smith
Circling around Savage Grace is this insane self-contained vortex of almost inhuman behavior, a white trash atom bomb just barely held back at the seams by… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Savage Grace" starts in 1946 in New York as young Tony is being doted upon by his mother Barbara(Julianne Moore) while his… More