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104 Ratings


Directed by Ron Morales
Philippines, 2012
Crime, Thriller


When a kidnapping goes wrong, a desperate father risks everything to save his daughter from the men who hold her captive.

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Graceland Directed by Ron Morales

Awards & Festivals

Tribeca Film Festival

2012 | 2nd place: Narrative (Audience Award)

Steering his story in unexpected directions, Mr. Morales uses moral depravity as the medium for pondering the allure of agency and the satisfaction of fighting back.
April 25, 2013
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American movies seldom draw the line between haves and have-nots as sharply as in Ron Morales’ “Graceland,” a nerve-shredding Philippines-set thriller made with such skill that its low budget barely registers.
April 25, 2013
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For all the alleged ethical complexity in this thriller’s noirish narrative, everything’s a little too neat here, from Marlon’s ill wife acting as a motivator to the easy disgust generated from showing a room full of 14-year-old hookers.
April 23, 2013
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