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Glass Reviews

March 4, 2019
It's good to have him back. It's a great looking film, it's great storytelling, and again he really takes his time.
January 25, 2019
There are a few thoughtfully placed cameras and thrilling moments - Bruce Willis vs. a door, for one - but they're not nearly enough to make this self-conscious live-action comic book worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
January 21, 2019
Hollywood and its superhero franchises are all but coextensive, and Shyamalan's confrontation with the ubiquity, popularity, and dominance of superheroes gives "Glass" a second-level urgency.
January 18, 2019
You have to admire Shyamalan's efforts to deconstruct a genre that he evidently loves, yet there is just so little to haunt or to fool us in the result, and a few sharp laughs might have helped his cause.
January 18, 2019
Why was Shyamalan, who has directed at least four objective failures over the course of his career, allowed yet another chance to prove what a disappointment he can be?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 18, 2019
The concept is intriguing but the emotional payoff is negligible, the surprise ending is feeble and the whole enterprise resembles a recycling bin.
January 18, 2019
For those intrigued but not anticipating too much, it's the sort of flawed but reasonably entertaining effort that can be viewed as "Glass," half full.
January 18, 2019
It is a successful movie on its own terms and an ideal closing chapter to M. Night Shyamalan's Eastrail 177 trilogy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 18, 2019
"Glass," it turns out, is broken.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 18, 2019
It is a frequently clever elaboration of the "Unbreakable" morality tale and, to me, that feels like enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 17, 2019
Mostly, though, it's an underwhelming, half-baked, slightly sour and even off-putting finale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 17, 2019
What we have here, essentially, is not the final grand statement to an overarching narrative but merely a Glass that's half empty, half full (of itself).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 17, 2019
Shyamalan is so intent on not making a conventional superhero movie, he ends up not making much of a movie at all. This Glass isn't half-empty; it's not even one-third full.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 17, 2019
The kind of depressing misfire that hurts even more given what it could have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 17, 2019
The sequel to 'Unbreakable' and 'Split' adds another layer to the glass onion of self-conscious genre riffing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 17, 2019
Shyamalan's talent for primitive scares remains intact in "Glass," as does his love for cramming a whole lot of story in one feature.
Top Critic
January 17, 2019
If Unbreakable was ahead of the curve, arriving as it did on the cusp of the superhero-movie boom, then Shyamalan's belated new sequel, Glass, is perversely and even admirably out of step.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 17, 2019
Its third act is so hopelessly inept, I'd have preferred the writer/director just default to a "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" ending, unceremoniously wrapping the film mid-scene...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 17, 2019
"Glass" ranks as one of the more laborious trilogy cappers in recent years, forcibly entwining two narratives that don't really feel like natural fits with each other.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 17, 2019
Shyamalan believes so strongly in the dramatic impact of this trilogy that he almost makes you believe in it too-that's his secret superpower. But the illusion is fragile.
Top Critic
January 17, 2019
Glass stretches itself out over the course of more than 2 hours, and it makes us feel every leaden minute in our brittle bones.
January 17, 2019
Glass starts strongly and fizzles, a dramatic droop which is initially camouflaged by the escalating grandiosity of visual rhetoric, something febrile and high-concept that is visionary in everything except actually having vision.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 16, 2019
It's the work of a filmmaker who, no less than the genre he's trying to reimagine, feels stuck on repeat.
January 16, 2019
"Glass" is a movie so muddled and so meta that it not only seeks to remind you - implicitly, and every five minutes - how movies work, but it includes a character who explicitly comments upon the action.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 16, 2019
"Glass" isn't a terrible film but neither is it a particularly good one, and it certainly doesn't stick the landing the way the filmmaker and his hardy fans have probably hoped.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 16, 2019
[Glass] will be best appreciated by audiences who value playfulness and imagination over restrictive notions of logic, plausibility and good taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 16, 2019
M. Night Shyamalan has crafted a very effective creepshow with "Glass," a shotgun marriage of his 2000 horror hit "Unbreakable" and 2016's "Split," an even bigger blockbuster.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 16, 2019
Worst movie of 2019!
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
January 16, 2019
A mix of half-formed ideas baked into an uneven casserole. Overlong, talky, filled with meta references, and with a strangely low-energy tone, the movie never fully gels.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 15, 2019
For all the hype behind these three characters meeting, and the years it took to get it off the ground, "Glass" is one big anti-climax.
January 15, 2019
Shyamalan tosses the audience morsels of McAvoy during the dour treatise on comic book morality and existential questions about superheroes that is "Glass."
January 15, 2019
I see disappointed people.
January 14, 2019
It's a letdown, despite a good amount of emotional richness and occasional glimpses of greatness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 14, 2019
Oh, these poor actors.
January 10, 2019
It's great that Glass strives for deeper meaning. However, by throwing so much at the audience so quickly, it unravels its own goal.
January 10, 2019
The latest from the director is a singularly strange and meta sequel that's bound to infuriate all but his most devoted fans.
January 9, 2019
The Sixth Sense, still his only great film, is also a therapy psychodrama, but whereas that ghost story reckoned with bedrock matters of loss and child abuse, Glass assumes that we're all going to lean in at dialogue about comic books.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 9, 2019
Put into comic-book terms, Glass takes too long to get from one panel to the next.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 9, 2019
For all of the endless blather about how comic books have the power to reveal all of our secret identities - one of Jackson's pronouncements about the power of narrative tropes veers close to making "Glass" feel like the "Life Itself" of superhero movies.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Top Critic
January 9, 2019
On a purely practical level, Glass is drawn-out and disjointed, with disparate plot threads (some of them leading to, yes, a perfunctory rug pull) that seem dictated more by its stars' availability than narrative cohesion.
January 9, 2019
It's so heavily indebted to its predecessors that much of the emotional impact will be lost on anyone who hasn't watched the other films.
January 9, 2019
Though satisfying enough to work at the multiplex, it doesn't erase memories of the ways that even movies before the abjectly awful After Earth and The Last Airbender made us wary of the words "a film by M. Night Shyamalan."
January 9, 2019
The movie, watchable as it is, is still a disappointment, because it extends and belabors the conceits of "Unbreakable" without the sensation of mystical dark discovery that made that film indelible.