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]
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.
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.
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 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.
November 14, 2017
Harrelson cuts deep into his character, leaving a deep, dark impression.
November 4, 2017
The adaptation is a powerful, poignant tale of resilience, strength, compassion and forgiveness that will have you in tears.
October 31, 2017
The film is reconciling and comforting. [Full review in Spanish]
October 30, 2017
... juxtaposes present and past to fragment this particular family dysfunction to its roots. [Full review in Spanish]
October 20, 2017
... one could say that reality surpasses fiction, in the end to fall into a somewhat simplistic and too traditional treatment. [Full review in Spanish]
October 13, 2017
It's misery porn at its most prettily dishonest, but against all odds, Harrelson, Brie Larson and a gaggle of talented child stars render it soapishly watchable.
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