Reviews

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.
Jun 17, 2019
A well-observed, good character study, although something that you may have seen before.
Jun 11, 2019
Gloria Bell is somewhat exhausting - both unbearably intimate and at a constant remove - but it is endlessly pulled back into focus by Moore.
Jun 10, 2019
The result isn't better than the 2013 original but it's just as good.
Jun 8, 2019
Moore's subtle, empathetic work elevates what could be dismissed as a small-scale, even banal story.
Jun 7, 2019
Whether she's dealing with conflicts at work, doing laugh therapy sessions, or smoking weed on the floor of her apartment while the Californian sunlight slants through the window, this is a Bell that chimes.
Jun 7, 2019
Moore appears in almost every scene of the film and in her performance Gloria's resilience shines.
Jun 7, 2019
There are low moments, flat moments and unconvincing moments - but Gloria deserves to be protected at all costs.
Jun 6, 2019
The thumping heart of all of it is Moore, whose magnetically watchable, fully inhabited, offhandedly sexy performance makes Gloria Bell's reflective longueurs shimmer...
Jun 6, 2019
Despite failing to replicate the authenticity of the original, Gloria Bell offers just the right amount of angst and drama to be able to stand on its own feet.
Jun 5, 2019
Lelio structures his film not as a shopping list of plot points, but vignettes and snapshots of the multitudes that Gloria contains...
Jun 5, 2019
There is a terrific performance here from Moore, and an equally good one from Turturro, who may be entering into his own golden years of bittersweet character work.
Jun 4, 2019
Stunningly acted and sensitively detailed, it's a modest story of a normal, middle-aged life told with compelling honesty.
May 2, 2019
Gloria Bell is as complex and understated as its lead character, brought to life by Moore with a lived-in quality, and with texture.
Apr 29, 2019
It's a story that proves to be well worth the translation.
Apr 3, 2019
Gloria Bell is a spellbinding treasure.
Mar 30, 2019
Gloria Bell smashes the Bechdel test, and that's mostly because filmmaker Sebastián Lelio just lets these scenes of everyday life unfold, and lets Julianne Moore react in them -- masterfully so.
Mar 22, 2019
Moore digs in and finds the intricacies in her character. She's not showy, but she turns in an honest, understated performance that all comes together in a joyous, melancholy, liberating dance set to Laura Branigan's "Gloria."
Mar 21, 2019
There is a kind of daring in the film's very modesty, in Lelio's decision to forego the thrills of melodrama and the lure of glamour to follow an unexceptional woman through the peaks and valleys of her days.
Mar 21, 2019
You can see the work, how much effort goes into trying - and, in Gloria Bell's ultimately optimistic framing, that the work is still worth it.