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8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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: 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.
  2. 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."
  3. 67
    As fascinating as Glass often is, it's simultaneously too conventional and not conventional enough.