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  • Summary: The story of a young singer, Billie Frank (Carey), who overcomes a turbulent childhood and struggles to find her true family and her true voice. (20th Century Fox)
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 23
  2. Negative: 20 out of 23
  1. Glitter is the week's only major Hollywood release, and it offers considerable escapist entertainment while hitting an affirmative note.
  2. Glitter is, if nothing else, comfortable with what it is, namely earnestly made, wholehearted schlock.
  3. Helplessly clichéd, predictable and unaware of its own lameness, it could easily become a camp classic on the order of "Grease 2" and "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."
  4. It's doubtful that even a real actress could have triumphed over the rusty tinsel of Glitter, a hapless, retro-'80s ''Star Is Born.''
  5. Reviewed by: Steve Simels
    A butt-numbing exercise in tedium, sporadically redeemed by moments of unintentional hilarity.
  6. 10
    Just when you think it could not get more ridiculous, Hall, Lanier, and Miss Mariah go that extra mile.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 42
  2. Negative: 11 out of 42
  1. olivial
    Oct 24, 2007
    Whoever thought this movie was that bad, or thinks Mariah Carey is that bad of an actress, just doesn't like Mariah Carey, period.
  2. Aug 11, 2013
    I've watch it, and thats very good, the soundtrack, emotional buidings, all are great....... I'm very proud of her, the one who gets everything.......
  3. Sep 27, 2010
    she can act.. though not that good as what was expected but she did act.. she performed well not just by singing but by her expression.. well done still.. well done...still proud of you Expand
  4. tonys.
    May 10, 2006
    Great music, funny in parts but badly written.
  5. RobbieC
    Dec 19, 2007
    Obviously, this is a bad movie. But it's not THAT bad. The media had a lot of fun making this out to be worse than it truly is. That's because as a culture, we enjoy putting people up on pedestals and then tearing them down, (like we're doing with Britney); that's exactly what we're doing to Mariah, though she struggles incessantly against it. This movie is like any made-for-tv piece of garbage. But it's better than A Perfect Storm. So it deserves at least SOMETHING. Expand
  6. Abbyl
    Jun 29, 2007
    For someone to suggest such an extreme such as death instead of watching a movie are seriously out of their minds. No movie is too bad, including this poorly written but fairly enjoyable piece, to such an extent that one must make the decision of whether they'd rather die or watch cinema. Expand
  7. Tom
    Dec 10, 2005
    This movie could have been popular, had it been released in the 20's when them dang ole' movin' pictures first came out. People would have LOVED it, but alas, it was released when people knew what movies were supposed to look like, so they knew that this crap had nothing to do with good movies. Expand

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