The Glass Castle Reviews

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January 27, 2020
The Glass Castle is the kind of film which used to be more common but doesn't appear so often anymore -- at least to this extent of quality, profile and budget.
January 16, 2020
[D]espite its flaws, The Glass Castle... connects powerfully to what it feels like to be a child when adults make all the rules.
August 8, 2019
Shine intermittently, especially for its cast - especially Woody Harrelson - and at least it doesn't waste your time despite leaving you with a bittersweet taste. [Full Review in Spanish]
March 11, 2019
I thought it was morally repugnant and disgusting... these parents belonged in jail.
February 22, 2019
A serviceable and engaging account of Walls' story, though you can almost see the Hollywood machination at work.
February 11, 2019
Director Destin Daniel Cretton does an admirable job steering the film tonally, with only a handful of moments that veer fully into the oncoming traffic of the melodramatic.
February 1, 2019
It's got a talented cast that manage to create a few powerful moments, but overall the film feels contrived and hollow. Unlike the book.
December 19, 2018
A flawed, but promising family drama, The Glass Castle might be fairly accused of playing things too even-handed.
November 24, 2018
The Glass Castle is tonally uneven and haphazard, and intentionally so. It accurately captures the experience of living in a dysfunctional family...
October 31, 2018
The story is about imperfection, in person and in family, so if the film is imperfect, it can be forgiven.
October 5, 2018
The tone jumps wildly between quirky family dramedy and the dark terrain of abuse narratives without finding the proper balance.
August 28, 2018
The Glass Castle remains as transparent and ethereal as the architectural wonder in its title because its treatment of its material is so rote.
August 26, 2018
The Glass Castle is a study in the power of family ties --and the resilience of children to overcome even the harshest of circumstances.
August 21, 2018
The movie has a phenomenal cast and a connection between the characters that gives it just the push it needs.
March 14, 2018
The magic of Cretton lies in his ability to make [The Glass Castle's] characters multidimensional beings, their stories are true tapestries. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 25, 2018
It's a great cast ... and there are many fine moments of genuine, moving rapport between them. I just wish the film did them greater justice.
January 16, 2018
A powerful film that falls somewhere between the spontaneity and anti-establishment defiance of Captain Fantastic and the fierce independence and tough love amid squalor of Beasts of the Southern Wild.
December 27, 2017
Overall the powerful performances made it an emotional watch.
December 22, 2017
The narrative serves up carefully balanced helpings of tears and laughter, showing a deep understanding of the father-daughter bond and the sometimes twisted roots of family.
December 13, 2017
Walls's story, so fresh and vivid in her memoir, is perfectly watchable on screen, but not riveting.
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