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Glory Reviews

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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
Excellent Civil War movie for mature teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
January 6, 2010
Exceptionally well-rendered and emotive war drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
January 6, 2010
It is the movie's often awesome imagery and a bravely soaring choral score by James Horner that transfigure the reality, granting it the status of necessary myth.

January 6, 2010
A visceral, astounding war film, intelligently told.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
June 30, 2009
one of the great war films and perhaps the greatest film ever made about the American Civil War
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
June 10, 2009
In its broad strokes, Glory gets at the spirit of a group of previously unsung black heroes, and the filmmaking is of a high caliber. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Variety Staff
June 5, 2008
A stirring and long overdue tribute to the black soldiers who fought for the Union cause in the Civil War.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Film Threat
August 9, 2007
Still one of the best war epics ever made, with all around fantastic performances...
| Original Score: 5/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 9, 2007
A pretty watchable and always interesting period film, well photographed by English cinematographer Freddie Francis.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
The stark clarity of Freddie Francis' cinematography combined with Zwick's intimate style evokes immediacy and fear.
Clint Morris
Film Threat
May 6, 2005
One of the best films ever made
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
January 18, 2004
The lasting power of the [film]... rests in the emotional connection to the characters .
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
October 1, 2003
[A] fabulous historical re-creation.

TV Guide
July 30, 2003
An enlightening and entertaining tribute to heroes too long forgotten.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 19, 2003
Offers a fascinating look at a little known aspect of the Civil War
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
This is a good, moving, complicated film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 16, 2003
This is a fine film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
January 23, 2003
Glory is, without question, one of the best movies ever made about the American Civil War.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
January 22, 2003
Broderick is perhaps a tad miscast, but Denzel absolutely justifies that first Oscar
| Original Score: 4/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
December 25, 2002
A touching burst of patriotism; with wonderful performances by Washington and Broderick. A film worthy of remembering and repeated viewing.
| Original Score: 4/5
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