Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Reviewed by: Alan Jones
    May 23, 2014
    Like many films that contrast the simplicity of a rural community against the confusion of city life, The Grand Seduction exhibits a patriarchal, xenophobic attitude.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jul 19, 2014
    WOW. What a sleeper. Thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Great acting and storyline. Must see! Love the point the movie makes about the people in the community want to get off government well fare and work! Full Review »
  2. Jun 13, 2014
    A fun, if somewhat improbable yarn that's endearing and full of gentle humor, in many ways reminiscent of films like "Local Hero" and the TV series "Northern Exposure" (with a Canadian twist). As long as you're willing to suspend belief on a few key plot points, this is an enjoyable fable full of charm, magic and beautiful scenery. Full Review »
  3. Jun 2, 2014
    THE GRAND SEDUCTION is far too big and awkward a title for this charming small film from Canada. All around adorable with a cast to match. THE GRAND SEDUCTION breaks no new ground but totally delights with a winning tale of a small harbor in need of some help to get back on its feet. Lovely. Full Review »