Glass Reviews

January 16, 2019
It's the work of a filmmaker who, no less than the genre he's trying to reimagine, feels stuck on repeat.
January 16, 2019
"Glass" is a movie so muddled and so meta that it not only seeks to remind you - implicitly, and every five minutes - how movies work, but it includes a character who explicitly comments upon the action.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 16, 2019
"Glass" isn't a terrible film but neither is it a particularly good one, and it certainly doesn't stick the landing the way the filmmaker and his hardy fans have probably hoped.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 16, 2019
M. Night Shyamalan has crafted a very effective creepshow with "Glass," a shotgun marriage of his 2000 horror hit "Unbreakable" and 2016's "Split," an even bigger blockbuster.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 16, 2019
Worst movie of 2019!
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
January 16, 2019
A mix of half-formed ideas baked into an uneven casserole. Overlong, talky, filled with meta references, and with a strangely low-energy tone, the movie never fully gels.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 15, 2019
For all the hype behind these three characters meeting, and the years it took to get it off the ground, "Glass" is one big anti-climax.
January 15, 2019
Shyamalan tosses the audience morsels of McAvoy during the dour treatise on comic book morality and existential questions about superheroes that is "Glass."
January 15, 2019
I see disappointed people.
January 14, 2019
It's a letdown, despite a good amount of emotional richness and occasional glimpses of greatness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 14, 2019
Oh, these poor actors.
January 10, 2019
It's great that Glass strives for deeper meaning. However, by throwing so much at the audience so quickly, it unravels its own goal.
January 10, 2019
The latest from the director is a singularly strange and meta sequel that's bound to infuriate all but his most devoted fans.
January 9, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 9, 2019
Put into comic-book terms, Glass takes too long to get from one panel to the next.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 9, 2019
For all of the endless blather about how comic books have the power to reveal all of our secret identities - one of Jackson's pronouncements about the power of narrative tropes veers close to making "Glass" feel like the "Life Itself" of superhero movies.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Top Critic
January 9, 2019
On a purely practical level, Glass is drawn-out and disjointed, with disparate plot threads (some of them leading to, yes, a perfunctory rug pull) that seem dictated more by its stars' availability than narrative cohesion.
January 9, 2019
It's so heavily indebted to its predecessors that much of the emotional impact will be lost on anyone who hasn't watched the other films.
January 9, 2019
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."
January 9, 2019
The movie, watchable as it is, is still a disappointment, because it extends and belabors the conceits of "Unbreakable" without the sensation of mystical dark discovery that made that film indelible.