Jul 22, 2021
Writer-director Lelio maintains many of his first version's effective moments, which shift smoothly from their original setting in Santiago, Chile to Los Angeles.
Mar 4, 2021
When Gloria gearshifts from tears to laughter as the weight of a bad relationship lifts or finally dances to her own beat on the dance floor, Moore is vulnerable and jubilant, awkward and comfortable, and always relatable.
Feb 28, 2021
Almost by extension of Moore's lived-in performance, Lelio's Gloria Bell is just as subtle and rewarding as the original, granting American audiences a new look into his brand of filmmaking through a simple story brimming with the comedy of life.
Feb 18, 2021
Gloria Bell could have played as a glorious showcase of a woman being true to herself in spite of the world trying to hold her back. Instead, it's a slog that wastes the talents of Julianne Moore and her many recognizable co-stars.
Feb 5, 2021
Uncommonly clear-eyed about the hard work of happiness, and the capriciousness of it.
Nov 14, 2020
The story has a couple of inexplicable situations and the pace is rather slow, but overall it has substance and creates characters that aren't typically seen in leading roles.
Nov 5, 2020
Julianne Moore is one of the greatest actresses working today.
Oct 1, 2020
Gloria Bell is a flawless, spellbinding gem that is bittersweet yet will still have you bursting into song and dance by the time it's over.
Aug 16, 2020
A movie that succeeds more often than it fails, but occasionally overreaches into areas it can't quite pull off.
Jul 27, 2020
Most unforgettable is the sight and sound of Gloria, driving toward the sunset on Wilshire Boulevard, singing her little heart out to the radio, self-medicating with 80s oldies.
Jul 27, 2020
[The similarities to the original are] distracting, but with its quiet tension and Moore's performance, Gloria Bell mostly justifies its existence.
Jul 21, 2020
A remake that is too subject to the subterfuges and the conventional formulas. [Full review in Spanish]
Mar 18, 2020
Julianne Moore truly is one of the greatest of all time, and it's a delight to watch her bring her peppy gravitas to a role that many would have seen fit to lean on trope to portray.
Jan 7, 2020
Best musical of the year. Julianne Moore in a take no prisoners transformative rebel middle age makeover. And with lots of self-celebratory, breathlessly expressive emancipation in this somewhat feminist musical too.
Sep 20, 2019
[Julianne Moore] is always terrific, but she gives an especially terrific, well-rounded performance here. It's nuanced, vulnerable, strong, funny, emotionally rich and textured.
Sep 10, 2019
Bringing a free-flowing and European cinematic style to tell the story of a modern American woman, Gloria Bell will have you rooting and swooning for its title character as she tries to be the auteur of her own biopic.
Jul 3, 2019
Moore's performance in Gloria Bell is Oscar worthy and she is surrounded by a solid group of actors who help her to shine.
Jun 30, 2019
Once her dating life blossoms after meeting Arnold, played by John Turturro, the film constantly weaves in and out losing it's cohesiveness.
Jun 26, 2019
Lelio creates a luminous new version although one can't help but feel they have seen this before. [Full review in Spanish]