Glass Reviews

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January 16, 2019
An uneven but satisfying finale to an accidental trilogy that looks like an action/thriller but is really an exploration of modern superhero mythology.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 16, 2019
All that foreshadowing sets up expectations for a massive climax - one that, because of the story reminding the viewer of how epic it is, sabotages itself and becomes distinctly underwhelming.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 16, 2019
This movie is a genuine disaster -- a grotesque mishmash of two distinct narratives that clearly do not go together into some kind of grand cinematic peanut butter cup.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 16, 2019
It's the work of a filmmaker who, no less than the genre he's trying to reimagine, feels stuck on repeat.
January 16, 2019
I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed. Yet for a Shyamalan film, I'd rather take disappointment over disastrous any day.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 16, 2019
Sucking up to comic-book devotees while also mocking them viciously, it's almost offensive on several levels but, in the end, simply proves too damn silly to take that seriously.
January 16, 2019
The problem is Shyamalan has not kept up with the times.
January 16, 2019
"Glass" is a movie so muddled and so meta that it not only seeks to remind you - implicitly, and every five minutes - how movies work, but it includes a character who explicitly comments upon the action.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 16, 2019
"Glass" isn't a terrible film but neither is it a particularly good one, and it certainly doesn't stick the landing the way the filmmaker and his hardy fans have probably hoped.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 16, 2019
While it's true that the [superhero] genre is already a little tired, this is not the way to renew it. [Full review in Spanish]
January 16, 2019
I'm not sure if the title is referring to the brittle bone-diseased but intelligent master orchestrator of dastardly plans Mr. Glass or how fragile the plot becomes as soon as one begins to analyze it, even at surface value
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 16, 2019
Glass glints just enough for a drink.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 16, 2019
Unsure if it wants to be grounded in reality or embrace its fantastical premise, Glass is unable to strongly deliver on either.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 16, 2019
Fittingly, Glass feels like three personalities at war with one another.
January 16, 2019
Talky, low-energy endeavor that slowly stitches together the worlds of the previous chapters, with Shyamalan unwilling to do anything more with this universe than portion it out in small bites.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 16, 2019
Yes, there are plenty of interesting "ideas" scattered here and there, and it isn't as bad as some of his very worst work, but the man (Shyamalan) can't write natural dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 16, 2019
[Glass] will be best appreciated by audiences who value playfulness and imagination over restrictive notions of logic, plausibility and good taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 16, 2019
If Glass was always the endpoint in the director's wished-for trilogy, then it's very clear from the final product that Shyamalan didn't update or revise that concept.
January 16, 2019
M Night Shyamalan's trilogy isn't a shattering disappointment, Glass is so out to dazzle you with its convoluted universe-folding that it becomes a turn-off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 16, 2019
M. Night Shyamalan has crafted a very effective creepshow with "Glass," a shotgun marriage of his 2000 horror hit "Unbreakable" and 2016's "Split," an even bigger blockbuster.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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