Glass

Glass

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Glass

M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of Split and Unbreakable. Returning are Bruce Willis, James McAvoy and Samuel L. Jackson.

Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds David Dunn (Willis) pursuing Kevin Wendell Crumb’s (McAvoy) superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Elijah Price (Jackson) emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.

2019Rating: M, Mature themes and violence129 minsUSA
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Flicks, Tony Stamp

Flicks, Tony Stamp

flicks

M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of Split and Unbreakable for this third film in his own slanted superhero universe. In his review, critic Tony Stamp says you've got to roll with the frustrations and strangeness to get to the genuinely entertaining stuff.

3.0
0

Half-full...?

Unbreakable was an iffy concept executed almost-brilliantly. Split was an even iffier concept executed well-enough to not entirely suck. Glass is either a good concept badly executed, or a bad idea executed rather well: I honestly can't decide. It's enjoyable enough, and (by mainstream standards) odd enough, to merit a watch but somehow it just doesn't...

2.0
0

disappointed. messy story structure, small theme. waste of mcavoy's excellent performance.

2.0
0

Looks like it but doesn't feel like it.

It's predecessors propel it forward with spot-on performances, directing and cinematography; but doesn't go far on its own with an unsatisfying third act (and conclusion).

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

The movie, watchable as it is, is still a disappointment, because it extends and belabours the conceits of "Unbreakable" without the sensation of mystical dark discovery that made that film indelible.

0
Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

press

I left Glass feeling less annoyed by Shyamalan doing his thing than I may have in the past. It's actually a little fun to have him around again, demanding our awe.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

This is clearly one 'for the fans', but those fans might have had their hearts set on a more rousing conclusion.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

The Sixth Sense, still his only great film, is also a therapy psychodrama, but whereas that ghost story reckoned with bedrock matters of loss and child abuse, Glass assumes that we're all going to lean in at dialogue about comic books.

2.0
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The Times

The Times

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All this pseudish cultural analysis robs the story of its emotion. It's not the lack of action, it's the lack of feeling that's the problem.

2.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

I've always been a Glass half-full fan of Shyamalan, but this drab disappointment has shattered my faith.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Though satisfying enough to work at the multiplex, it doesn't erase memories of the ways that even movies before the abjectly awful After Earth and The Last Airbender made us wary of the words "a film by M. Night Shyamalan."

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...well made, well acted, gorgeously shot film that is worth a look, but for audience members invested in these stories, in these characters, it may prove a somewhat sluggish and deflating experience.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Essentially a Split sequel with an Unbreakable topping, this is weaker than either of those films but still has a decent amount of entertaining and creepy sequences, most of them due to McAvoy's high-commitment performance.

3.0
0
Flicks, Tony Stamp

Flicks, Tony Stamp

flicks

M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of Split and Unbreakable for this third film in his own slanted superhero universe. In his review, critic Tony Stamp says you've got to roll with the frustrations and strangeness to get to the genuinely entertaining stuff.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

The movie, watchable as it is, is still a disappointment, because it extends and belabours the conceits of "Unbreakable" without the sensation of mystical dark discovery that made that film indelible.

0
Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

press

I left Glass feeling less annoyed by Shyamalan doing his thing than I may have in the past. It's actually a little fun to have him around again, demanding our awe.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

This is clearly one 'for the fans', but those fans might have had their hearts set on a more rousing conclusion.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

The Sixth Sense, still his only great film, is also a therapy psychodrama, but whereas that ghost story reckoned with bedrock matters of loss and child abuse, Glass assumes that we're all going to lean in at dialogue about comic books.

2.0
0
The Times

The Times

press

All this pseudish cultural analysis robs the story of its emotion. It's not the lack of action, it's the lack of feeling that's the problem.

2.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

I've always been a Glass half-full fan of Shyamalan, but this drab disappointment has shattered my faith.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Though satisfying enough to work at the multiplex, it doesn't erase memories of the ways that even movies before the abjectly awful After Earth and The Last Airbender made us wary of the words "a film by M. Night Shyamalan."

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...well made, well acted, gorgeously shot film that is worth a look, but for audience members invested in these stories, in these characters, it may prove a somewhat sluggish and deflating experience.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Essentially a Split sequel with an Unbreakable topping, this is weaker than either of those films but still has a decent amount of entertaining and creepy sequences, most of them due to McAvoy's high-commitment performance.

3.0
0

Half-full...?

Unbreakable was an iffy concept executed almost-brilliantly. Split was an even iffier concept executed well-enough to not entirely suck. Glass is either a good concept badly executed, or a bad idea executed rather well: I honestly can't decide. It's enjoyable enough, and (by mainstream standards) odd enough, to merit a watch but somehow it just doesn't...

2.0
0

disappointed. messy story structure, small theme. waste of mcavoy's excellent performance.

2.0
0

Looks like it but doesn't feel like it.

It's predecessors propel it forward with spot-on performances, directing and cinematography; but doesn't go far on its own with an unsatisfying third act (and conclusion).

3.0
0