Those quibbles aside, The Grace Card still is a step in a promising direction for Christian films. These filmmakers are asking the big questions and not always intent on providing on all the answers—right away, anyway. And with a continued commitment to story craft rather than sermonizing, they may even hit their next effort straight out of the park.


  • Drugs/Alcohol: Some social drinking, plus Mac drinks from a flask while sitting in a chapel. A marijuana pipe is also uncovered.

  • Language/Profanity: "Freaking" stands in for its more harsh counterpart on one occasion, and a racial epithet is cut short before it's actually said.

  • Sex/Nudity: None.

  • Violence: A young boy is struck and killed by a car. Some gunfire and turbulent situations, particularly when a young women says her significant other hurt also her child. At one point, the suspect puts a gun to Mac's head.

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