Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics What's this?

  • Summary: Despite his bum leg, 25-year-old Grigris has hopes of becoming a professional dancer, making some extra cash putting his moves to good use at a local club. His dreams are tested when his step-father falls critically ill and he’s forced to risk his future by smuggling oil to pay the hospital bills. When he befriends a beautiful but damaged prostitute, the two will try to start a new life together. But their pasts prove hard to shake, putting their dreams in peril. [Film Movement] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Stephen Dalton
    May 26, 2013
    70
    The sleepy-paced, elementally simple plot initially requires a degree of patience, but the story ends up gently absorbing.
  2. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    May 26, 2013
    67
    A straightforward tale of overcoming personal and professional challenges with no fancy dressing, Grigris goes down easy but offers nothing remotely fresh.
  3. Reviewed by: Peter Bradshaw
    May 26, 2013
    60
    It is a typically calm, lucid drama, presented in the director's unforced, cinematic vernacular and attractively and sympathetically acted.
  4. Reviewed by: Guy Lodge
    May 26, 2013
    60
    The film is easier to admire than it is to invest in emotionally, though its pulse quickens with a dramatic, and boldly untelegraphed, feminist twist in the rural-set final reel.
  5. Reviewed by: Kevin Jagernauth
    May 29, 2013
    50
    Grigris is the unusual movie that takes a lead's obvious talents, and curiously backgrounds them, hoping for their charisma to carry over to more traditional cinematic purposes.

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