Reviews: Glass (2019)

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  • Andrea Chase @ KillerMovieReviews.com
    • 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.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • 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.
  • Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews
    • Excerpt: Glass is a wildly ambitious conclusion to M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable trilogy that succeeds and fails in many ways.
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ CInema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: There are elements that are messy, but Shyamalan’s distinctive voice allows for his ideas, characters, and thematic throughlines to ring true in interesting ways.
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
  • Vadim Grigoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • 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.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Mr. Glass seeks revenge upon the world which has told him time and again has no use for him. It’s a shame even a film with his name as the title couldn’t find room for him either.
  • [New] | Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • 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.
  • Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
    • Excerpt: Maddeningly self-indulgent.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge
    • Excerpt: Glass sees M. Night Shyamalan, that scamp, screwing with the very concept of a cinematic superhero universe.
  • Jared Mobarak @ BuffaloVibe
    • Excerpt: So while what happens is cool, it comes at the cost of being a better standalone than sequel. [It’s] more about the twist than the journey, something his best work [avoids].
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • 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.
  • Eddie Pasa @ Gunaxin
  • Paulo Portugal @ Insider [Portuguese]
  • Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]
  • Don Shanahan @ Every Movie Has a Lesson
    • 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.
  • Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]
    • Excerpt: Glass’ brings together the characters from ‘Unbreakable’ and ‘Split’ but it struggles to do anything interesting with them.
  • Andrew Wyatt @ The Lens