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Glass (2019)

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Critic Consensus: Glass displays a few glimmers of M. Night Shyamalan at his twisty world-building best, but ultimately disappoints as the conclusion to the writer-director's long-gestating trilogy.

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From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast. Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb's superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.

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Cast

Bruce Willis
as David Dunn
James McAvoy
as Kevin Wendell Crumb/The Beast/Patricia/Dennis/Hedwig/Barry, Crumb / The Beast
Samuel L. Jackson
as Elijah Price/Mr. Glass
Sarah Paulson
as Dr. Ellie Staple
Anya Taylor-Joy
as Casey Cooke
Luke Kirby
as Pierce
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Critic Reviews for Glass

All Critics (359) | Top Critics (46)

It's good to have him back. It's a great looking film, it's great storytelling, and again he really takes his time.

March 4, 2019 | Full Review…

There are a few thoughtfully placed cameras and thrilling moments - Bruce Willis vs. a door, for one - but they're not nearly enough to make this self-conscious live-action comic book worthwhile.

January 25, 2019 | Rating: 0/5 | Full Review…

Hollywood and its superhero franchises are all but coextensive, and Shyamalan's confrontation with the ubiquity, popularity, and dominance of superheroes gives "Glass" a second-level urgency.

January 21, 2019 | Full Review…

Shyamalan is incredibly gifted. He's also suffering from delusions of grandeur.

January 20, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

You have to admire Shyamalan's efforts to deconstruct a genre that he evidently loves, yet there is just so little to haunt or to fool us in the result, and a few sharp laughs might have helped his cause.

January 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Why was Shyamalan, who has directed at least four objective failures over the course of his career, allowed yet another chance to prove what a disappointment he can be?

January 18, 2019 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Glass

½

After the fantastic Unbreakable and the great Split Shyamalan goes and ruins the two films with a half-baked, boring and ludicrous finale. McAvoy gets to shine with his split personalities again, while Willis simply doesn't get anything to do. Even the soundtrack is dull when it doesn't quote the outstanding score of the first film. But the biggest insult after a pretty uninteresting setup is the oddly staged and pathetic showdown, which should piss off anyone who admired the beginning of this trilogy. The very final twist doesn't turn it all around. One of the biggest let-downs of recent years.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

½

In a shameless bid to join the money grab that superhero movies have become, M. Night Shyamalan returns to his previous outing...to close it out? Oh no. He's out to start his own superhero universe, his own narrative (Stan Lee did it, so shut up). But first we get to see, to understand, that such...differentness, in the face of what we understand human capabilities to be, is indeed possible. James McAvoy returns with his jaw-dropping turn as a soul with multiple personalities. And I'm already waiting for whatever may come next.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

½

I was reluctant to see Glass given the poor reviews, but I was curious as I had seen Unbreakable and Split and wanted to witness the conclusion. I was sitting in the theater waiting to be let down, and honestly, I really enjoyed it. Granted, the portrayal of mental illness in the film is problematic -- despite McAvoy's charismatic and impressive performance -- but the way the film flips the superhero genre on its head, dissects it, questions it, and keeps us guessing at each turn was extremely engaging. Not to mention it is gorgeously filmed. I found the film to be more interesting, thought-provoking, and better executed than most Marvel films I've seen over the past several years. I think the critics really got it wrong with this one, and I believe that it will age well as a film.

Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Matthew Samuel Mirliani

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