Glass Chin Reviews

July 15, 2015
It's Crudup who steals every scene, whether he's waxing philosophical about the benefits of iCloud or blackmailing Bud with a charming, unsettling grin.
July 15, 2015
It's a truly nifty little neo-noir gem that deserves to find an audience.
June 26, 2015
Story-wise, nothing in Glass Chin will surprise you. But stylistically, the film's got something cool going on.
June 26, 2015
The true measure of a good tale is in the telling, and writer-director Noah Buschel spins his yarn in an unexpected, ultimately satisfying fashion.
June 26, 2015
It's compact and stripped down, but it contains multitudes.
June 25, 2015
Punchy dialogue, sharply drawn characters and excellent performances fuel "Glass Chin," an intimate drama that's set in the boxing world but is about so much more.
June 25, 2015
[Writer/director Noah] Buschel has written some of the most naturalistic, reasonable-people talk you'll ever hear in a movie.
June 25, 2015
A familiar story of a struggling ex-boxer who winds up in bed with a mobster, Noah Buschel's Glass Chin tries to spin a 1930s B movie premise into a contemporary art film. And it almost works.
June 24, 2015
Glass Chin is a sturdy drama delivering some heavy emotional blows, even if it doesn't score a knockout.
June 24, 2015
Stoll and Ireland are both in top form-Ireland, in particular, brings heartbreaking depth to a part that usually gets short shrift in noirs.
June 23, 2015
A back-to-the-basics throwback that nonetheless contains more than its fair share of bravura directorial choices and performative turns, Glass Chin confirms Buschel to be among the most interesting voices lurking in the margins of American cinema.
June 23, 2015
It's a little unnerving, filled with some tension, and it jumps of the screen.
June 23, 2015
Beautifully written, cast and acted boxing picture, a genre movie that turns genre conventions on their (cauliflower) ears.
June 23, 2015
Between [Buschel's] script and Stoll's performance, "Glass Chin" finds fresh humanity in a seemingly exhausted genre.
June 23, 2015
Buschel's script is peppered with both offbeat humor and philosophical debates that circle back to what is, at heart, a class critique that skewers everything from the art world to the bougie dreams of the common man.
April 25, 2014
Measured, assured and featuring across-the-board strong performances, Glass Chin in many ways is a tiny little drama about the virtues of character.
April 24, 2014
The story is familiar, but the director undermines the tight, expected narrative turns of such a film by focusing on the cast's worn-in and jazzy repartee and expressing a perfectly modulated sense of self-awareness.