Glass

Theatrical Release: January 18, 2019
Glass
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Synopsis

The Dove Take

Although fascinating and enjoyable on a number of levels, Glass ends up a little heavy-handed and overcooked. It’s also rich in violent content, making it unable to be approved by Dove.

Dove Review

The Synopsis:

Security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has 24 personalities.

The Review:

Glass is an example of a film where the final installment, theoretically meant to be a symphony of its predecessors, isn’t quite on par with the sum of its parts. With the realistic and highly conceptual films Unbreakable (2000) and Split (2017), director M. Night Shyamalan has spent nearly 20 years re-imagining the superhero genre—mostly for the better. But even with the best that Marvel and DC can buy, Glass falls a little short, despite adhering to the formula that made the movie’s predecessors successful.

While the film is overall intriguing, which is a good sign for Shyamalan, as his career bests tend to focus on the very subject, it underwhelms in equal parts. The three leading performances from Bruce Willis, James McAvoy, and Samuel L. Jackson show a lot of commitment to the material, and even the dealings of superpowers and their purposes are tantalizing. The missing link to the film is rather simple: So much is spelled out in the end, so obvious and with intrusive signs, that it seems Shyamalan does not trust his audiences to make their own conclusions.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: "Sh**"; slang for female genitals; "A*s"; brief use of "Jesus" and "GD"
Violence: Fighting including hitting, kicking, and throwing, drowning, shooting; disturbing images and behavior from a character; some blood shown; references and brief images indicating child abuse
Drugs: Mild depiction of use of medical drugs in an institutional setting
Nudity: Male character often shirtless; teen females scantily clad
Other: None

Info

Company: Blinding Edge Pictures
Genre: Mystery
Runtime: 129 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Rory P.