Tyler Perry Releases A Fall from Grace

Amelia Symons, Staff Writer

As 2020 and the new decade begins, companies and organizations are putting out new products, projects, and merchandise they have been working on. One of these is movies. Yes, new movies are released almost everyday, but the start of the new year calls for new movies being released to the public in excess.

One of these movies that was just released since the beginning of 2020 was A Fall from Grace. The movie was directed, produced, and written by Tyler Perry. This film was the first film by Tyler Perry on Netflix.  A Fall from Grace was released on Netflix on January 17, 2020. 

The movie is set in Virginia, where Grace Waters has been put in prison for killing her husband and she plans to plead guilty. When her attorney, Jasmine Bryant, suspects there is something not right about the case, she finds out what really happened to Grace’s husband and convinces Grace to go to court and let Jasmine defend her. It turns out to be beneficial for both parties; Grace is able to return home to her son and Jasmine learns who she can really count on in life, her spouse, Jordan.

As films come out, film critics are given their chance to critique the film and they will give the movie and the parts of the movie a rating. One of these ratings is the Rotten Tomato Scale. A movie’s tomatometer score represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive. The movie wants to have a score of 60% or above. Any score that is 59% or below is considered rotten. When 60% or more of the movie reviews are positive, there will be a small, red tomato icon next to the movie, showing it is “fresh.” When less than 60% of the movie reviews are positive, there will be a small, green splat next to the movie to indicate it is “rotten.” This movie has a score of 22%, but I am guessing it is so low because the film is so new and critics have not yet gotten the chance to watch and critique the movie.

Personally, I thought this was one of the best movies I have ever seen. There were parts that were a little confusing to me at the time, but everything comes together and makes sense in the last ten or fifteen minutes of the film. Although I am not much of a movie person, I have seen a lot of really good movies, but this movie is definitely in my top three favorites of all time.