Grâce à Dieu

critic Reviews

95% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score95%
  • Patient in its approach yet stirring in its conviction, By the Grace of God draws soberly gripping cinema from real-life horror.
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    Robert DenersteinDenerstein Unleashed
    By the Grace of God winds up being about more than child abuse. It's also about the complex group dynamics that develop when victims seek justice and about the lasting impact of one of the most severe of all imaginable betrayals.
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    David ParkinsonRadio Times
    [A] sombre and intense drama...
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    Linda and Al LernerMovies and Shakers
    This film comes at the subject from a different point of view. It follows the victims as men, and includes the machinations they had to go through to get the hierarchy of the church and police to listen to the charges of abuse.
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    Todd JorgensonCinemalogue
    Ozon's deliberately paced screenplay occasionally bogs down in extraneous details, although the broader sense of moral outrage still carries a universal resonance.
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    Chris KnightNational Post
    An important work of storytelling.
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    Mark DujsikMark Reviews Movies
    Ozon, by introducing survivor after survivor whose stories are examined with equal weight, gradually focuses on the power of a community...
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    Lisa TrifoneThird Coast Review
    Ozon is to be commended for using his platform to further expose ongoing scandals that will only end when there's no where left to hide.
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    Michael PhillipsChicago Tribune
    The film gathers momentum and shading as it goes.
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    Frank SwietekOne Guy's Opinion
    Tells a powerful tale of ecclesiastical misconduct with the gravity it deserves, without sensationalism or sermonizing.
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    Stephen PorzioHeadStuff
    Ozon dials down his extreme, transgressive kinks but not his ability to grip with By the Grace of God, a traditional yet still stirring drama.
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