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Glitter Reviews

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Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
December 30, 2006
A guilty pleasure.
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.
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.
Top Critic
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
September 20, 2001
Glitter could have set its sights higher or at least could have been more even in tone, but there's no denying that the material fits Mariah Carey like one of her skin-tight gowns.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
September 20, 2001
though rickety in corners, Carey's amazing vocal talents melt away the awkward moments
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
September 19, 2001
Singer Carey has learned to nurture her inner kitsch, giving way to camp Mariah.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
Hollywood.com
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
Brian Orndorf
Modamag.com
March 31, 2007
| Original Score: 3/10
Top Critic
Susan Stark
Detroit News
March 10, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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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.
Colin Kennedy
Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Heroically bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic

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.
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
About.com
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
eFilmCritic.com
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
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