Saving Grace
Saving Grace (2000)

An aristocratic English widower learns of her husband's secret life of debauchery. The news leaves her shaken and financially insecure, until she is helped by the caretaker of her manor to regain her dignity and to make money by using… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: September 1, 2000
DVD Release Date: December 19, 2000
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The plot and basis for jokes are slight, but Saving Grace is indeed saved by some charming performances, most notably Brenda Blethyn's.

Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Saving Grace has a lovely Cornish setting and Blethyn to recommend it, but mostly it's a contact mediocre.

Jay Carr
Boston Globe

It's funny and charming most of the time, thanks to Brenda Blethyn.

Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

A pleasant little comedy with the soul of one of those old, much loved Ealing pictures of the forties and fifties but overlayed with a coating of Hollywood glitz.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Blethyn's solid-gold charm turns Saving Grace into a comic high.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

We're left with a promising idea for a comedy, which arrives at some laughs but never finds its destination.

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Brian Mckay

Grossly overestimates the effects of Marijuana so that it can get the cheap laughs. But it is genuinely and consistently funny

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Hap Erstein
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

There is nothing profound in this movie, but it shines through so many of this summer's dumb Hollywood comedies like a beacon through a haze of smoke.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

It has two great British landmarks: champion actress Brenda Blethyn and that wonderful rugged Cornwall coast. All that's enough for a temporary high.

Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer

[Blethyn] brings great heart to the role of Grace, injecting notes of surprising truth into what is otherwise a pleasantly nutty little film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Mumby
You're always trying as a film reviewer to rationalise or explain why you might like or dislike a particular film. The more you learn about the history and… More
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"Take the high road to a comdey that really lights up" The tagline will have a whole new meaning after you see this charming little comdey.
Sunil Jawahir
An enjoyable British romp.
Angela Alcorn
Cute and cheesy British comedy. The best part was the pub entertainment - the whole movie is worth it for the giggles in that moment. :)