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By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Violence, peril in flawed but enjoyable trilogy finale.

Movie PG-13 2019 129 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 10+

This movie is great

This isn't the best of the trilogy (my favourite is Split then Unbreakable) but I really liked this film a lot.
age 17+

Lost two hours of my life - shame on you Bruce WIllis

Unbreakable was actually not all that bad, it actually set up the stage for "Glass" which was utter shite. The plot, the continuity errors, and pretty much everything in-between really makes this a horrible movie... - not a film mind you, I would call a film something that actually possesses creativity. Shame-a-lamb literally just needed some cash and wrote this sewer of a movie. About a quarter to half-way in it was going way downhill, although there existed alight for redemption. Not so with shamealamb, he was too busy with his cameo nonsense that he cared little for an actual movie. What a waste!

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Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (10):
Kids say (28):

Depending on how ready you are to embrace (or forgive) M. Night Shyamalan's nerdy, talky, intertwined comic book mythos, this trilogy closer is surprisingly enjoyable on many levels. Following Shyamalan's Unbreakable (2000) and Split (2017), Glass nicely ties everything together, and while the conclusion may not be up to the level of The Sixth Sense (what is?), the director has still created a satisfying mini-universe on its own terms. The movie's philosophizing about comic books doesn't go very deep -- it's more about how comics relate to reality than it is about the mystery of their wide appeal -- but it's certainly relevant and interesting.

As the movie goes on, explanations drag a little too long, but the real trick lies in three secondary characters: Kevin's former kidnap victim, Casey; David's son, Joseph (Spencer Treat Clark); and Mr. Glass's mother (Charlayne Woodard). The way these three view their respective super-beings underscores just how important the extraordinary and the spectacular are to all of us in our everyday lives. As always, Shyamalan's directorial technique is clean, and his shots are well-staged and well-chosen. But few would argue that anything in Glass is more amazing than McAvoy's performance; the actor embodies his character's various personalities in vivid, emotional moments.

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