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Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 4 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    Dec 14, 2012
    50
    At its most straightforward, the film is an effective drama about a 10-year-old city girl's eye-opening summer in the rural Midwest.
  2. Reviewed by: Sherilyn Connelly
    Dec 12, 2012
    40
    The film packs in more characters, subplots, and moments of nostalgic detail than it can gracefully accommodate, and the pacing often feels rushed.
  3. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Dec 13, 2012
    30
    Making her feature directorial debut at the tender age of 70, veteran actress Connie Stevens delivers an obviously heartfelt but sadly unfocused melodrama in the form of Saving Grace B. Jones.
  4. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    Dec 13, 2012
    30
    Most of what Stevens has concocted here is hard to take, notably the characters' curious relationship with the rain that threatens to drown Missouri, and serves as a soggy metaphor. Sometimes it only rains in half the frame; sometimes people coming out of downpours are wet, sometimes they're not; sometimes they're wet and it's not raining.
  5. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Dec 13, 2012
    20
    Ms. O'Neal's Grace is a fluttery Blanche DuBois type who transforms into a ranting madwoman wreaking havoc. Instead of an ax, she wields scissors. From here on, the movie is a grotesquely overacted, ineptly staged screamfest.
  6. Reviewed by: Nick McCarthy
    Dec 12, 2012
    0
    This cumbersome and graceless 1950s-set period drama possesses the reactionary life insights and amateurish production values of a Lifetime soap.

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