Glitter (2001)



Critic Consensus: Glitter is a hodgepodge of movie cliches and bad acting that's sure to generate unintentional laughs. Unfortunately, the movie is not bad enough to be good.

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The story of a gifted young singer, Billie Frank, who overcomes a turbulent childhood and struggles to find her true identity and voice. During her childhood, Billie is abandoned by her drug-addicted mother and is remanded to an orphanage. Years later, Billie is discovered by charismatic, irresistible "bad boy" DJ Julian Dice who hears her demo and, floored by her talent, gets her a record deal. She soon falls for him and he becomes her partner, producer and lover. With Dice, she begins an exciting but often volatile and precarious journey as she struggles through her personal and professional life, riding the roller coaster to superstardom. However, conflicts with Dice hold her back and she ultimately must begin to escape his influence and find her own style.
PG-13 (for some sensuality, language and brief violence)
Drama , Musical & Performing Arts
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Mariah Carey
as Billie Frank
Max Beesley
as Julian
Da Brat
as Louise
Tia Texada
as Roxanne
Eric Benét
as Rafael
Isabel Gomes
as Young Billie
Ed Sahely
as Francois
James Allodi
as Video Director
Damon D'Oliveira
as Movie Producer
Marcia Bennett
as Caseworker
Abdul Shawish
as Iranian Cabbie
Chris Tessaro
as Stage Manager
Courtnie Beceiro
as Young Roxanne
Lindsey Pickering
as Young Louise
Kim Roberts
as Mrs. Wilson
Bill Sage
as Billie's Father
Tim Burd
as Engineer
Brian Heighton
as Photographer
Matthew Olver
as Photographer
Colleen Bennett
as Photographer
J.C. Kenny
as Photographer
Jamia Eaton
as Sheba
Claire Burton
as Photographer
Kyle Thrash
as Young Boy
Sonya Hensley
as Production Assistant
Kevin Keith
as B-Boy
Novie Edwards
as B-Girl
Anthony Ashbee
as Maitre d'
Tanya Kim
as News Reporter
Jeni Anderson
as Club Girl
Jose Arias
as Manny
Michael Egan
as Phone Booth Boy
Judi Mark
as Demo Tape Woman
Kate McNeil
as Karen Diana
Craig "Radioman" Castaldo
as Radioman Street Bum
Neisha Folkes
as Choreographer
Lionel Alston Williams
as Lillian's Band Member
Mark Mclean
as Lillian's Band Member
John T. Davis
as Lillian's Band Member
Rich Brown
as Dice's Band Member
Dan Sutcliffe
as Billie's Dancer
Mike Jackson
as Billie's Dancer
Amy Todd
as Billie's Dancer
Michelle Carbery
as Billie's Dancer
Craig Estrella
as Billie's Band Member
Carlos M. Morgan
as Billie's Band Member
Pharaoh Lambert
as Billie's Band Member
Andrew Craig
as Billie's Band Member
Joe Heslip
as Billie's Band Member
Simon Craig
as Billie's Band Member
Joel Joseph
as Billie's Band Member
David Meinke
as Music Video Dancer
Martin Samuel
as Music Video Dancer
Rhett George
as Music Video Dancer
Louis Paquette
as Music Video Dancer
Takeshi Yamamoto
as Breakdancer
Corrie Daniel
as Breakdancer
Paul Cantuba
as Breakdancer
Tony Thompson
as Breakdancer
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Critic Reviews for Glitter

All Critics (87) | Top Critics (29)

The best parts of this dud are the ones in which she's singing. This is what she does best. This is what she should stick to. Save your money and watch her videos for free on cable music-television networks.

March 5, 2007
Associated Press
Top Critic

This fails to convince on several levels: Carey's assumed edginess; Beesley's faltering Brooklyn accent; turns from such celebs as rapper Da Brat and soul vocalist Eric Benet; the half-hearted '80s references and the haphazard retro effects.

Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Glitter lacks sparkle.

Full Review… | June 19, 2002
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

A vehicle that tarnishes as you watch it, leaving this troubled chart-topper lost in a sea of drunken, maudlin cliches.

Full Review… | October 5, 2001
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Total escapism without a shred of believability.

Full Review… | October 1, 2001
Top Critic

We don't have much space to tell you about Glitter, so we'll be blunt. This star vehicle for singer Mariah Carey is primarily a showcase for her breasts.

September 26, 2001
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Glitter

Mariah Carey = super cliche movie.

Wildaly M
Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

When I worked at a video story we kept this film in the horror section. Nuff Said.

Keysha H
Keysha H

Super Reviewer

Pretty lame.

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

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