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Glory Reviews

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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.
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Variety Staff
Variety
June 5, 2008
A stirring and long overdue tribute to the black soldiers who fought for the Union cause in the Civil War.
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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.
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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
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 13, 2001
Matthew Broderick [is] catastrophically miscast as Shaw.
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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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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
It's hard not to get carried along.
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John Hartl
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Generally engrossing and always well-acted.