Glitter Reviews

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Neil Smith
BBC.com
November 12, 2001
Hilariously inept showcase.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
November 5, 2001
The film seems to suffer from a kind of death wish, bent on offering itself up for audience ridicule.
Jason Anderson
eye WEEKLY
October 12, 2001
It may all go south when Mariah unleashes a torrent of gooey ballads and exposes her infinitesimal dramatic range, but even then it's hard to feel vindictive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
October 9, 2001
Just when you think it could not get more ridiculous, Hall, Lanier, and Miss Mariah go that extra mile.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Kirsten Markson
PopMatters
October 8, 2001
The film is neither fun nor particularly heart-wrenching.
Top Critic
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
October 5, 2001
A vehicle that tarnishes as you watch it, leaving this troubled chart-topper lost in a sea of drunken, maudlin cliches.
Steve Davis
Austin Chronicle
October 1, 2001
Is this for real?
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Top Critic
October 1, 2001
Total escapism without a shred of believability.
Cynthia Fuchs
Nitrate Online
October 1, 2001
The barebones of the plot are just tedious.
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
September 29, 2001
...what incentive did anyone have in even making this hopeless mess?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Shay Casey
Daily-Reviews
September 27, 2001
Every time you think this story has gone way overboard on ludicrous plot developments, it will toss you another one.
| Original Score: 1/5
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times
September 27, 2001
It's just an intentional hoot, sabotaged by clunky direction, a screenplay so awful it feels as though there are no vowels, and Carey's inability to recite a line of it.
Top Critic
Megan Rosenfeld
Washington Post
September 26, 2001
We don't have much space to tell you about Glitter, so we'll be blunt. This star vehicle for singer Mariah Carey is primarily a showcase for her breasts.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Top Critic
Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle
September 26, 2001
A derivative mishmash of cinematic and real-life situations.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jerry McCormick
San Diego Union-Tribune
September 26, 2001
Carey has a wonderful gift; it's just not in acting.
Top Critic
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 26, 2001
Carey, so vibrant and upbeat in music videos during the 1990s, simply does not register on the big screen.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 26, 2001
Carey acts the way Jennifer Lopez sings -- meekly and badly.
Gemma Tarlach
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
September 26, 2001
While it seems cruel to kick a person when she's down, it would be inaccurate to call Carey's performance anything other than groan-inducing.
Top Critic
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
September 26, 2001
have risen above screenwriter Kate Lanier's mundane show-biz saga.
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
September 26, 2001
Though the story repeats every cliche of the form, it manages to get things wrong in new and fascinating ways.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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