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Glory Reviews

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½ September 28, 2017
It's good they showed the fear in their eyes.
½ August 14, 2017
Featuring exceptional cinematography, an anthemic score, powerful social commentary, and incredible performances all around, "Glory" rightfully stands as one of the finest Civil War films ever made.
½ July 22, 2017
The best American civil war film out there I reckon
July 18, 2017
A Civil War epic, following the trials and tribulations of the first all-black regiment in US history. At first they face enemies on both sides of the battlefield, but through such adversity comes dogged perseverance and they gradually convince their peers that not only is the cause a just one, but they all merit a role in the fight. Matthew Broderick is an unusual choice as the squad's tough, dedicated commander, only a few years removed from light-hearted comedy roles, and he isn't always convincing. The really meaty parts come from the troops themselves, anyway, and those ranks are filled out quite well. Morgan Freeman is excellent as the weathered voice of reason, a man who's seen the remnants of battle and tries to prepare the recruits for what's to come, but the standout performance belongs to a young Denzel Washington. As Private Trip, an escaped slave with a lifetime of pent-up anger that frequently threatens to swallow him, Washington's outbursts, protests, inner turmoil and ultimate vindication make up the film's lifeblood. Some of the battle scenes show their age, but that's not what it's about in the end, really. Heavy on the emotions and just a bit sappy, it's an important story done justice and a true dramatic powerhouse.
May 26, 2017
It's competent enough for what it was trying to achieve but is merely a good movie.
½ April 14, 2017
Extremely uplifting movie about one of the first black regiments in the Civil War. Denzel Washington deserved his award. A bit melodramatic a times but its still a big favorite of mine. I've seen this movie many times and almost always tear up in the end.
April 2, 2017
10 out of 10:

Glory is a powerful movie with great direction, phenomenal acting, and an affecting story.
February 24, 2017
For once I agree with Peter Travers. Matthew Broderick was miscast as Shaw. Ending battle was kind of bullshit, too.
½ February 20, 2017
"Glory" is a beautifully filmed film with a powerful story that gains sentimentality through a honest method by staying true to its fact-based story. The film also benefits from a wide variety of strong acting performances, notably from Denzel Washington.
February 12, 2017
A very good film depicting the 54th Regiment in the Civil War, and all-black unit with white commanding officers. An all-star cast makes up this film, and they do a great job in all their roles. The entire film is gripping and very intense in terms of the tensions between the white and black officers and fellow soldiers at times. The battle scenes are magnificently directed, as well as the rest of the film. I really enjoyed Denzel Washington and Morgan Freeman in this film, and I felt that Matthew Broderick did a very good job as well. The final act of the film is one of courage, bravery and unity.
½ January 25, 2017
Just a run in the mill fantastic war film.
November 19, 2016
I love this movie. It is very heartwarming
October 5, 2016
Although the performances are fine and the cinematography is great, Glory doesn't add much to the genre.
October 1, 2016
There's a reason this is my favorite movie of all-time. What a story and what a cast! Not only is it historically accurate, but this movie helps capture the spirit of brotherhood, bravery, and sacrifice. The acting by all actors is top notch and makes all viewers feel as if they are right there in the moment with them.

Aside from the acting, there are so many other aspects that make this movie worth watching. The cinematography is excellent and is a major reason for it winning an Academy Award for it. In addition, you will be drawn in and fall in love with the amazing score composed by the late James Horner. It is a score that not only makes each scene in the movie greater, but immerses you in that same moment. The battle scenes are excellent considering the year it was released. Without the aid of CGI that so many movies rely on nowadays, the movie captures the authenticity and brutal nature of the Civil War.

As for the movie and storyline itself, this is where the heart of the movie is. The movie has so many subplots that work extremely well together to help create the overall message and purpose that the main plot holds. Each character has his own little story to help contribute to the plot, but as little as it may be, you care for each little story. It allows the viewer to actually want to know what happens next and is supporting the characters the entire way through.

Whether you are a student in high school learning about the Civil War or just a regular person, it doesn't matter who you are, this is a film that you must see. It will give you great insight into what the war was actually like and the reason behind why so many Americans fought and lost their lives for. Not only is it the best Civil War film, but in my opinion, it is the best war film out there that both captures the action and the moving story behind it all.
½ September 25, 2016
Powerful portrayal, sometimes graphic of the horrors of the American civil war. Better than most of it's genre due to the talent of its actors. Most notably Washington.
September 8, 2016
A civil war based film at it's finest!
August 19, 2016
Beautifully told war-epic with brilliant performances throughout. Denzel Washington steals the show in this movie about courage, heart, and the struggles faced by African-Americans. The cinematography is excellent to say the least and the end result is a civil war movie that will remain classic for a very long time.
August 15, 2016
A glorious, powerful look at the Union Army that I never had an interest in until watching this cinematic masterpiece.
June 29, 2016
Probably the best war movie ever made, and I've seen a lot f them.
June 29, 2016
Still love this movie a lot, been a long while since i had watched again. Movie stars Matthew Broderick, Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, and Cary Elwes as well as some other familiar faces. Freeman and Washington represent part of the first formal unit consisting of African Americans fighting for their freedom. The movie deals with the struggle of the commanding officer (Broderick) who has to fight to not only arm and clothe his soldiers properly because of government push back but earning the trust of his troops and pulling the regiment out of what was supposed to be just a "show" regiment to appease President Lincoln and other high officials. Totally superb acting (Denzel kills it) and still gets me emotionally charged. The film was done in 1989 so if you never caught it or watched it i highly recommend it.

10/10
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