The Grand Seduction

Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
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  1. Reviewed by: Jordan Hoffman
    May 29, 2014
    60
    Gleeson and the collection of good-natured seniors with accents will win your heart.
  2. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    May 28, 2014
    60
    With just a couple of strong casting choices and a winsome tone, an old formula can still work, and The Grand Seduction comes out of the lab with a disarming readiness to please.
  3. Reviewed by: Peter Keough
    Jun 19, 2014
    50
    Charming, but not seductive.
  4. Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    Jun 13, 2014
    50
    In Don McKellar's remake of "Seducing Doctor Lewis", a 2003 French-Canadian comedy, the charm feels force-fed.
  5. Reviewed by: Martin Tsai
    May 29, 2014
    50
    Despite this notable cast, the remake never manages to drum up much excitement for its sleepy hamlet rousing or for its characters, finally filled with purpose.
  6. Reviewed by: Zachary Wigon
    May 27, 2014
    50
    The endearing nature of the characters, especially Gleeson's Murray, provides some pleasure.
  7. Reviewed by: Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
    May 28, 2014
    42
    A confused, toothless comedy.
  8. Reviewed by: Jay Weissberg
    May 29, 2014
    40
    Only a curmudgeon would deny the pic its moments of clean, wholly predictable fun.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 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
    10
    WOW. What a sleeper. Thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Great acting and storyline. Must see! Love the point the movie makes about the people inWOW. 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
    7
    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 TVA 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
    7
    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. THETHE 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 »