Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Joshua Kosman
    75
    With his self-deprecating demeanor and easy laugh, Glass is a congenial presence, and now and then he lets an insight drop.
  2. 67
    As fascinating as Glass often is, it's simultaneously too conventional and not conventional enough.
  3. Reviewed by: Jeremy Eichler
    63
    The lack of a credible external perspective beyond the narrative provided by Glass, his friends, family, and associates, makes the film feel too cozy.
  4. Much like its subject: affable, quotable and emotionally guarded in the extreme.
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    50
    Another superficial film about music from Scott Hicks ("Shine"), picture runs a distant second to the superior new film on John Adams and Peter Sellars, "Wonders Are Many," which really captures how a composer works.
  6. Reviewed by: Vadim Rizov
    40
    Glass is a stupefyingly dull portrait of a man who doesn't seem to be lying when he says, "I have so few secrets."
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jan 3, 2013
    10
    Fantastic poetic warm genial documentary on the life of Philip Glass. A must for any musik-lieber and for everyone else interested in the most universal human form of art. Absolutely brilliant. Full Review »
  2. Mar 31, 2011
    10
    A must-see for every Philip Glass fan out there, the composer and the man really come across in this documentary and there is a great deal of insights about his musical upbringing and the cultural climate in which he developed his unique skills. Full Review »