“What Alice Found may never even be seen by most of the academy’s voters—alas, they’ll be missing a beautifully harmonized trio of performers in Ms. Ivey, Mr. Raymond and Ms. Grace...unlimited artistry”
--Andrew Sarris, NY OBSERVER
"A. Dean Bell's irresistible picture represents a career high point for the distinguished Judith Ivey, a terrific showcase for lovely newcomer Emily Grace and yet another fine performance from character actor Bill Raymond. "What Alice Found" proves to be sweet, suspenseful, funny, poignant — and adult. "
--Kevin Thomas, LA TIMES
"An almost constantly surprising coming-of-age film with a dark twist that manages to take the high road with what is well-exploited material."
-- Gary Dowell ,DALLAS MORNING NEWS
"...it has a powerfully humanist vision of people we might normally regard as sordid..."
-- David Edelstein, SLATE
"This deep journey is worth experiencing."
-- E! ONLINE
“Critic’s Pick - finely wrought drama...Judith Ivey in one of the chewiest roles of her career”
--Stephen Holden, NEW YORK TIMES
"Emily Grace is note perfect"
"Bill Raymond gives another fine performance."
--LOS ANGELES TIMES
"Judith Ivey is an acting gem, able to assume an incredibly wide range of roles, making each one her own. Here she becomes another person in an intimate, powerful drama well worth seeking out."
--Jeffrey Lyons, NBC
"Making a compelling big-screen debut is Emily Grace as Alice...[she] is admirablysubtle in her depiction of Alice's transformation."
--Frank Scheck, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"It so deftly tweaks your presumptions at every turn that you feel, by the end, that you've traveled somewhere -- and not just along several southbound interstates."
--Gene Seymour, NEWSDAY
"Kudos to Bell and What Alice Found for playing its hand quietly and powerfully. "
--Brent Simon, ENTERTAINMENT TODAY
“Packed with surprises... Judith Ivey gives one of those rare performances”
--David Sterritt, CHRISTIAN SCIENECE MONITOR
“a provocative, first-rate script...Judith Ivey is terrific”
--Jack Matthews, NY DAILY NEWS