Mystery


Glass


MPAA Rating:
PG-13
Genre:
Mystery
Runtime:
129 mins
Stars:
Sarah Paulson, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson
Director:
M. Night Shyamalan
Producer:
Marc Bienstock, Jason Blum, Ashwin Rajan, M. Night Shyamalan

Content at a Glance

0

Sex

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences
3:
inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
3
Language

Sex

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences
3:
inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
4
Violence

Violence

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
1
Drugs

Drugs

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
occasional drinking by secondary characters (i.e., man in bar)
2:
historically accurate use of alcohol and tobacco products
3:
continuous drinking and drug use common throughout
4-5:
drug/alcohol used many times by main character(s) shown in a positive light
×
2
Nudity

Nudity

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
baby’s behind; shirtless men, low cut shirts, short skirts seen occasionally on women
2:
rear nudity that is not suggestive such as skinny dipping from a distance; cleavage
3:
sexually suggestive and revealing clothing or underwear is common throughout
4-5:
frontal nudity
×
0

Other

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

Lead characters that exhibit disrespect for authority, lying, cheating, stealing, illegal activity, witchcraft or sorcery

0:
none
1:
mild-moderate with consequences
2:
moderate poor behavior
3:
moderate-heavy behavior with no consequences
4-5:
extreme portrayals, condoned or excused
×

Sex


No Information

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


No Information


Trailer



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.


Movie Message

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.

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