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Glory Reviews

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 13, 2001
Matthew Broderick [is] catastrophically miscast as Shaw.
Richard Natale
January 9, 2002
The central drama ... is formulaic, despite great subject matter.
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
October 23, 2001
Are you sure you're not cutting Glory too much slack because of the educational subject matter at hand?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
A strong and valuable film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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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
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
An absolutely phenomenal war movie.
| Original Score: 5/5
Clint Morris
Film Threat
May 6, 2005
One of the best films ever made
| Original Score: 4/5
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
One of the best Civil War films ever made.
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
Excellent Civil War movie for mature teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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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.
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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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.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
September 3, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
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
Danny Minton
KBTV-NBC (Beaumont, TX)
August 19, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 19, 2003
Offers a fascinating look at a little known aspect of the Civil War
James Plath
March 12, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
It's hard not to get carried along.
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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.
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
May 26, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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