Reviews

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 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.
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 26, 2019
Lelio creates a luminous new version although one can't help but feel they have seen this before. [Full review in Spanish]
Jun 24, 2019
Thanks to the strength of the cast and the intense and refined leadership of Lelio, who adapts to the new times with renewed energy and an attentive look at the feelings of this woman, is not less than its predecessor. [Full Review in Spanish]
Jun 21, 2019
Although we get to see the same story again, the perspective changes with the performance of Moore. [Full Review in Spanish]
Jun 21, 2019
A fifty-plus, office-working, martini-sipping, music- and dance-loving divorced mother of two adult children, Gloria Bell isn't afraid of flying solo. But then she meets fellow divorcé and former Marine Arnold.
Jun 21, 2019
Gloria Bell is more jovial and modern than the original version, which means that some relevant themes are lost in translation. [Full Review in Spanish]