Reviews: The Glorias (2020)

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  • Sarah Boslaugh @ TheArtsSTL
    • Excerpt: Presenting both Steinem’s life and times in a single film thus presents particular challenges, but Julie Taymor and Sarah Ruhl are more than up to the challenge in The Glorias, an unconventional film that is part traditional biopic and part wild experiment, ticking off key events of Steinem’s life (even the adoption of her famous aviator glasses) while engaging in flights of fancy and mixing time periods so that the Glorias of different ages are able to interact with each other.
  • Andrea Chase @
    • Excerpt: From the first frame we are put on notice that this will be a film in which the emotional truth of her life is given equal weight with the factual truths that, while, accurate, cannot hope to convey the same power
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: What can one say about a Gloria Steinem biopic in which she tap dances in a Black barbershop as a child or meets a cutesy couple of Harley enthusiasts in a diner who gush in admiration of her feminism? Corny, say I.
  • RIch Cline @ Shadows on the Wall
    • Excerpt: Refreshingly, the script refuses to pull punches, facing big issues head-on while keeping the story personal
  • [New] | Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]
    • Excerpt: Though feels like a highlight reel at times, the movie never loses its focus and its powerful grip on the viewer’s emotions. Glorious.
  • Josh Taylor @
    • Excerpt: Once we get to Steinem kicking the patriarchy’s ass – which began when she wrote an undercover piece about the awful working conditions of the “bunny” cocktail waitresses at New York’s Playboy Club in the 1960s – the movie sabotages its own momentum by doubling back to one of the less interesting segments.