Gloria Reviews

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August 15, 2019
What's important is that we do have the brilliantly written, brilliantly acted character of Gloria.
August 13, 2019
The ability to confer a rare tension to images that at first hand seem ordinary is the main proof of John Cassavetes' talent. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 3, 2019
Cassavetes may have thought Gloria was nothing more than commercial trash, but what he did instead was take trash and turn it into art.
September 17, 2018
Cassavetes was always at his best when he was making raw and uncompromising indies (e.g. Faces, Shadows), and he was invariably always less interesting when he tried to guess what general audiences wanted to see (like here).
April 20, 2015
The plot is a paranoid endgame in which the ubiquitous Mafia, in the know about everything before it happens, is the instrument of terminal destiny and running from death is as absurd as waiting for it.
May 9, 2014
It's an obvious setup and most directors would have made sentimental hash out of it, but Cassavetes keeps it strong and smooth, and Rowlands was nominated for an Oscar for her trouble.
May 27, 2008
Gena Rowlands is excellent as the tired woman who decides to take her chances for the boy. The kid is a right blend of understanding and childish tantrums.
May 27, 2008
John Cassavetes clearly set out to make a commercial film, but, intransigent personality that he was, he turned in a slice of pure avant-garde.
June 24, 2006
It's clear from the opening montage that we're in the hands of a master.
February 17, 2006
June 17, 2005
October 19, 2004
Any Cassavetes is worthwhile viewing
August 30, 2004
More than any other recent film I can think of, Gloria is a movie that depends on the mood you're in when you see it.
November 15, 2003
October 29, 2003
One of Cassavetes' most accessible and involving movies.
October 1, 2003
John Cassavetes made some iffy movies during his career, but none is worse than the original Gloria.
August 22, 2003
May 24, 2003
Rowlands's gutsy portrayal of the woman who takes a redemptive and life-threatening plunge, and Adames as the brat who grows up fast in the pressurized situation.
March 28, 2003
More intriguing than a standard Hollywood gangster movie.
March 14, 2003
Indie godfather John Cassavetes transforms Gena Rowlands into his own little Pam Grier in this oddly sweet-and-sour, PG-rated mob melodrama.
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