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Glitter Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
August 22, 2012
Too washed-out and worthless to even be so bad it's good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
The sheer amateur writing, acting, and directing make "Glitter" yet another disastrous vanity vehicle that brings down Carey and everyone starring.
Guylaine Cadorette
November 20, 2008
Nothing redeemable could possibly have come out of Kate Lanier's ill-fated script.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Vondie Curtis-Hall tries to invigorate the bland script by careening his cameras throughout the streets and club life of Manhattan while Carey's glorious voice is drowned out by sheets of off-key cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
March 5, 2007
The best parts of this dud are the ones in which she's singing. This is what she does best. This is what she should stick to. Save your money and watch her videos for free on cable music-television networks.
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
December 30, 2006
A guilty pleasure.
Colin Kennedy
Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Heroically bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
This fails to convince on several levels: Carey's assumed edginess; Beesley's faltering Brooklyn accent; turns from such celebs as rapper Da Brat and soul vocalist Eric Benet; the half-hearted '80s references and the haphazard retro effects.
Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian
July 5, 2004
A disaster like no other, Glitter has as its jaw-dropping highlight what I have to believe is the only scene of seduction by vibraphone ever filmed.
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
Mariah Carey should have taken an acting class from Marky Mark Wahlberg. The first lesson: start small.
| Original Score: 1/4
Rebecca Murray
December 17, 2002
It was almost physically uncomfortable watching the performances in Glitter.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 19, 2002
Glitter lacks sparkle.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 9, 2002
your standard-issue "I turned around and I was famous" melodrama, set in an implausibly wholesome-looking 1983 club world, where most of the folks dress oddly, but generally are just about as nice as pie.
Collin Souter
April 19, 2002
If nothing else, at least it killed a career. Max Beesely looks like a porno Luke Skywalker...The Shaggs had more talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
March 14, 2002
It's so badly botched that it's entertaining ... for all the wrong reasons.
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
March 4, 2002
If poor Mariah Carey suffered a well-publicized breakdown prior to the release of this disposable display, imagine what she'll feel like to learn that she may have appeared in one of the worst ill-advised pointless flicks of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
February 26, 2002
So blatantly takes every bit of its formula to the furthermost extremes, it becomes a comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Francesca Dinglasan
Boxoffice Magazine
December 23, 2001
Though unintentional laughs are there to be had ... Glitter never quite crosses into the so-bad-it's-good realm to make the film worthwhile.
Bruce Feld
Film Journal International
December 9, 2001
For all its clichés, Glitter's portrait of stardom is neither more gaudy nor less revealing than other films on the subject.
Peter Bradshaw
November 24, 2001
A sugary, over-produced power ballad of a movie.
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