Excerpt: To see McAvoy fully realize each persona with such fluidity, sometimes with nothing more than an expression and a brief sentence, is a thing of wonder to behold. The film in which he shows off this feat of thespian derring-do is anything but.
Excerpt: Shyamalan has come up with a solid, if somewhat underwhelming, idea here…only to undercut it time and time again with lazy screenwriting. The sole reason to see “Glass” is to once again marvel at McAvoy’s tremendously entertaining acting gymnastics.
Excerpt: Nearly twenty years later, M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass finally brings his Unbreakable trilogy to a close, pitting James McAvoy, Samuel L. Jackson, and Bruce Willis into a long-awaited and ultimately satisfying showdown (though some may be underwhelmed).
Excerpt: Earnest and humorless, this is a faux-intellectual Comic Book Guy ponderously well-actually-ing us about shallow superhero tropes and clichés as if those are the most intriguing bits of these stories.
Excerpt: “Glass” is certainly not subtle—Shyamalan can be very on the nose—but this is audacious pop filmmaking that dares to take chances at the risk of failing, and that kind of chutzpah is something to admire.
Excerpt: Glass feels very repetitive, as it spends a good majority of its time spinning its wheels while acting as if its pontifications about comic books and superheroes are groundbreaking and unique.
Excerpt: Injections of high interest and good graces were attempted by attaching the hope of the present to an old hit of the past. The big Unbreakable reveal that elevated the otherwise uneven Split is wasted in miscalculations to the point where Glass can be weaken a portion of that first film’s favor.