Glass

critic Reviews

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  • Glass displays a few glimmers of M. Night Shyamalan at his twisty world-building best, but ultimately disappoints as the conclusion to the writer-director's long-gestating trilogy.
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    Ben SachsChicago Reader
    This may not be M. Night Shyamalan's worst movie, though it's surely his most disappointing.
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    tt stern-enziWXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH)
    It's good to have him back. It's a great looking film, it's great storytelling, and again he really takes his time.
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    Matthew LickonaSan Diego Reader
    There are a few thoughtfully placed cameras and thrilling moments - Bruce Willis vs. a door, for one - but they're not nearly enough to make this self-conscious live-action comic book worthwhile.
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    Richard BrodyNew Yorker
    Hollywood and its superhero franchises are all but coextensive, and Shyamalan's confrontation with the ubiquity, popularity, and dominance of superheroes gives "Glass" a second-level urgency.
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    Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    Shyamalan is incredibly gifted. He's also suffering from delusions of grandeur.
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    Anthony LaneNew Yorker
    You have to admire Shyamalan's efforts to deconstruct a genre that he evidently loves, yet there is just so little to haunt or to fool us in the result, and a few sharp laughs might have helped his cause.
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    Dan ScullyCinema76
    It's a solid package.
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    Daniel BarnesDare Daniel
    Shyamalan reaches the rock bottom of hacky gimmicks and clueless storytelling.
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    Neil MorrisINDY Week
    The big reveal isn't something that was hidden, but that there wasn't really anything of substance to reveal all along.
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    Katie Smith-WongFlick Feast
    To quote Mr Glass, this is supposed to be an origins story. However, during the 19 years between Glass and Unbreakable, there are better ones out there.
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