The Spitfire Grill
The Spitfire Grill (1996)

With the help of her former warden, ex-con Percy Talbott moves to Gilead, Maine to make a fresh start. She gets a job waiting tables at the Spitfire Grill and rents a room above it. The cafe proprietor is the irritable Hannah Ferguson.… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: August 23, 1996
DVD Release Date: November 6, 2001
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mike Clark
USA Today

Original in some ways but the same old plate of fried green tomatoes in others, this Sundance Festival favorite might rate wider acclaim for its two leads if the overall tone weren't so bloodless and even dreary.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Soul-satisfying movie about the spiritual process of turning pain into joy and bringing new life out of darkness.

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Rob Gonsalves

Like High Plains Drifter as a Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation.

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Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye

Methodical and lyrical in its well-paced movement. A durable and devoted drama that is so unassuming in its execution

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Dan Schultz
Saw this years ago, remember thinking it was okay, but pretty predictable and overall nothing impressive considering actors like Ellen Burstyn and Marcia Gay… More
Leigh Ryan
One of my favorites...
Dannielle Albert
A beautiful movie. The characters are memorable. I wish they made movies like this more often.