Gloria Bell Reviews

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June 10, 2019
The result isn't better than the 2013 original but it's just as good.
June 7, 2019
Whether she's dealing with conflicts at work, doing laugh therapy sessions, or smoking weed on the floor of her apartment while the Californian sunlight slants through the window, this is a Bell that chimes.
June 7, 2019
There are low moments, flat moments and unconvincing moments - but Gloria deserves to be protected at all costs.
June 5, 2019
There is a terrific performance here from Moore, and an equally good one from Turturro, who may be entering into his own golden years of bittersweet character work.
April 29, 2019
It's a story that proves to be well worth the translation.
April 1, 2019
I was left wondering why this engaging character's life had to be understood only in the context of the man who is unworthy of her.
March 22, 2019
Moore digs in and finds the intricacies in her character. She's not showy, but she turns in an honest, understated performance that all comes together in a joyous, melancholy, liberating dance set to Laura Branigan's "Gloria."
March 19, 2019
You can see Gloria's bad decisions coming from across the street, but it doesn't matter: The pleasure of "Gloria Bell," whether or not you've seen "Gloria," is watching Moore wrap herself in the role like a soft shawl.
March 14, 2019
"When the world blows up, I hope to go down dancing," Bell tells her friends at one point. And mark her words, even when it all falls apart, dance she does.
March 14, 2019
A movie that says the stories of average women deserve to be told, as do the stories of people who grapple with big challenges but still face each day with hope and wonder.
March 14, 2019
Because of Moore's open-hearted, captivating portrayal of the title character, repetition won't be a drawback for those who've seen Gloria. She makes the role her own with brio and woman-power strength.
March 14, 2019
I often wish Lelio's movies were a little longer, messier and a little less tidy, and that's true of "Gloria Bell," too. But what's there is shrewd, engaging and a sturdy actors' showcase.
March 14, 2019
"Gloria Bell" wavers between realistic drama and tender comedy, which makes for an uneven but never uninteresting mix.
March 13, 2019
Not much happens in "Gloria Bell" other than someone staking her claim to joy. It's a quiet little movie that speaks the truth like a clarion call.
March 13, 2019
This is a quiet film, moving at its own pace, reflecting life with such realism it's as if we're invisible guests in Gloria Bell's life.
March 13, 2019
In a world where film arguably celebrates youth more often than middle-aged people in Hollywood, it's refreshing to see the opposite artfully done with one step on the dance floor at a time.
March 9, 2019
We're all so angry about "the other"-whomever that "other" might be-that it has come to stand in the way of understanding ourselves. Gloria Bell helps bring us back to that self, whoever he, she or they might be.
March 8, 2019
It really should be a Marvel-level event that Gloria Bell sees Moore adding to her L.A. pantheon in a major way. Don't let the movie's deceptively banal title fool you -- this is as complete and full-bodied a performance as you're likely to see all year.
March 8, 2019
Stands by itself nicely-a totally captivating yarn that gives Moore center stage to do the kind of rich, arresting work that actresses in their 50s can rarely find in Hollywood.
Top Critic
March 8, 2019
You won't find a more spellbinding performance than the inimitable star in the title role.
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