Grâce à Dieu

critic Reviews

96% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score96%
  • 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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    Matt CipollaThe Spool
    There's a power to By the Grace of God that could have been less overt -- I'm looking at you, Spotlight poster in the background of one scene -- but it by and large sticks the landing.
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    Mabel SalinasCine Premiere
    It treats brittle facts with visual delicacy and suggestions that, although we do not see them, are forceful, unforgettable and graceless. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Luis Fernando GalvánEn Filme
    The film is not a visual spectacle... but it is the message that possesses the true power and purpose that Ozon evidently wishes to transmit. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Dennis SchwartzOzus' World Movie Reviews
    The sensitive material of childhood abuse by the church, in a well-researched dramatization, is finely handled by French director-writer François Ozon.
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    David StrattonThe Australian
    Beautifully acted and deeply impressive, By the Grace of God is suffused with a simmering anger.
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    Andiee PaviourNobody's Reading This But Me
    The damage done in writer-director Francois Ozon's incriminating story is as sharply drawn as an assault.
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    Sandra HallSydney Morning Herald
    Ozon was wise to translate the story into fiction. In their rawness and their sense of intimacy, the family scenes ferret out the emotional truths behind the bald and bitter facts.
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    Martha K. BakerKDHX (St. Louis)
    The film is so good that it's hard to tell whether it's a documentary or a feature film. By the Grace of God matters - no matter what.
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    Carlos BonfilLa Jornada
    The actors Melvil Poupaud, Denis Ménochet and Swann Arlaud interpret three survivors with contrasting ethical and religious positions, but also very complementary ones. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Scott MarksSan Diego Reader
    One is prone to expect excess in a film by François Ozon, [but he] wisely opts to frame the fact-based events as a straightforward crime drama.
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