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Glitter Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 26, 2001
Carey acts the way Jennifer Lopez sings -- meekly and badly.
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
Mariah Carey should have taken an acting class from Marky Mark Wahlberg. The first lesson: start small.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
September 26, 2001
Above all, the film is lacking in joy. It never seems like it's fun to be Billie Frank.
| Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
September 24, 2001
Occasionally, I see a chunk of cinematic debris that strikes so many wrong chords that I can't figure out how the project was greenlighted in the first place. This is one of those incidents.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
September 21, 2001
You'd have a breakdown, too, if you were stuck in a movie as drab and glum as Glitter.
Brian Orndorf
March 31, 2007
| Original Score: 3/10
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
August 22, 2012
Too washed-out and worthless to even be so bad it's good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Rebecca Murray
December 17, 2002
It was almost physically uncomfortable watching the performances in Glitter.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
March 5, 2007
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.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
September 20, 2001
Dim bulb of a movie.
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
March 4, 2002
If poor Mariah Carey suffered a well-publicized breakdown prior to the release of this disposable display, imagine what she'll feel like to learn that she may have appeared in one of the worst ill-advised pointless flicks of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
The sheer amateur writing, acting, and directing make "Glitter" yet another disastrous vanity vehicle that brings down Carey and everyone starring.
Rob Blackwelder
September 21, 2001
This predictable, cheesy, rose-colored music industry yarn is so hollow that Carey's blood-curdling high-register warble practically echoes around the theater.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Susan Granger
September 24, 2001
Right now, it's tops on my list of the Worst of 2001.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/10
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
September 26, 2001
Atrociously written.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
March 14, 2002
It's so badly botched that it's entertaining ... for all the wrong reasons.
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
September 20, 2001
Too poorly made and cornball even to qualify as kitsch.
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John Anderson
September 21, 2001
The dubbing of the musical numbers is so inept that any cathartic effect of the music is totally lost in the distances between artist, art and audience.
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Robert Koehler
September 24, 2001
Having gone through a few different titles on its ignominious path to the big screen, Glitter deserves yet another title: A Star Is Dull.
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
September 25, 2001
Infinitely mockable.
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