The Glimmer Man Reviews

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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Although this slick Seagal action pic won't convert die-hard detractors, aficionados will note that he's both gained weight and lightened up.
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
September 10, 2005
Keenen Ivory Wayans is so much more interesting, lively, and fun than Seagal you wish that he were the star of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Richard Harrington
Washington Post
January 22, 2002
The plot of The Glimmer Man involves not only the Family Man but Our Evil Secret Government, the Russian Mafia and Rich Powerful Politicians -- the three stooges of action cinema in the '90s.
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Jack Mathews
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
Most of the action scenes occur in the dark and are so heavily edited, it's hard to know whose limbs and faces are being splintered by Cole.
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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Subtract the gruesomeness, the language and some nekkid stuff, and the film is indistinguishable from an episode of a TV cop show.
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
It's repetitive mayhem as usual.
| Original Score: 1/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Yet another action-thriller that just isn't very thrilling.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
A truly disgraceful outing that amounts to little more than an unbelievable Steven Seagal self-love fest.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
David Eimer
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
Sadly, the surprisingly podgy Seagal spends far too much time contemplating and not enough time kicking Russian butt.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Your average five-year-old could have constructed a plot with fewer holes in it.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Sean Means
Film.com
January 1, 2000
A brutish action movie that is as improbable as it is annoying.
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Mary Brennan
Film.com
January 1, 2000
It's ugly and unpleasant but you may find it intensely compelling, much like a visit to the oral surgeon.
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John Hartl
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Just as foolish and formulaic as it sounds.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
All-in-all, what we have here is 'classic' Seagal. And that means, for anyone who isn't an admitted fan, an uninspired outing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4

E! Online
January 1, 2000
There's no shortage of action.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Dale Winogura
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
A lean and mean exploitation thriller, The Glimmer Man might not be original or memorable, but the goods are delivered with reasonable flair and efficiency.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 22, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
February 8, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 30, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
April 14, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
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