Metascore
14

Overwhelming dislike - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  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. 50
    And above all, the film is lacking in joy. It never seems like it's fun to be Billie Frank.
  3. Glitter is, if nothing else, comfortable with what it is, namely earnestly made, wholehearted schlock.
  4. This is the worst performance by a pop star in a dramatic role since Madonna suited up for "Shanghai Surprise."
  5. 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."
  6. Reviewed by: Megan Rosenfeld
    30
    We don't have much space to tell you about Glitter, so we'll be blunt. This star vehicle for singer Mariah Carey is primarily a showcase for her breasts.
  7. 25
    Glitter, the kind of movie only 11-year-old girls who dot their i's with hearts would find bearable.
  8. "Zis is not verking! Zee glitter cannot overpower zee artist!" That, in a sentence, sums up what is wrong with this picture.
  9. Reviewed by: Carla Meyer
    25
    It doesn't help that Glitter is such a derivative mishmash of cinematic and real-life situations that it's nearly impossible to count all the ways.
  10. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    25
    Even the soundtrack doesn't rescue the movie from its tedious banality.
  11. Reviewed by: Joan Anderman
    25
    It touches on universal themes of love, friendship, and family. Suffice to say it falls dreadfully short.
  12. It's doubtful that even a real actress could have triumphed over the rusty tinsel of Glitter, a hapless, retro-'80s ''Star Is Born.''
  13. 20
    Take the G out of Glitter and it's litter.
  14. Reviewed by: Steve Simels
    20
    A butt-numbing exercise in tedium, sporadically redeemed by moments of unintentional hilarity.
  15. Glitter does no one any favors.
  16. 10
    Just when you think it could not get more ridiculous, Hall, Lanier, and Miss Mariah go that extra mile.
  17. 10
    I desperately wanted Glitter to be trashy and over-the-top, to be so courageously awful. As it is, it isn't nearly bad enough to be that kind of good. It's simply there, all dressed up with no place to go, and that's the most damning thing you could say about it.
  18. A heart-wrenching debacle from the starting gun.
  19. Mostly dross, an unintentionally hilarious compendium of time-tested cinematic clichés that illustrates the chasm between hopeful imitation and successful duplication.
  20. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    10
    Glitter deserves yet another title: "A Star Is Dull." As phony a vehicle as one could possibly concoct for a wannabe movie star, pic carries Mariah Carey into a swamp of gloppy melodrama.
  21. 0
    Assure Patient, who has paranoid delusions about Jennifer Lopez being molded into the new M______ C_____, to rest easy because Lopez has never made a film as bad as Glitter.
  22. How could a major studio -- in this case 20th Century Fox -- put its name on a production with a dim-bulb, tone-deaf script that piles howler on howler? Why couldn't someone save poor Ms. Carey from herself?
User Score
5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 76 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 42
  2. Negative: 11 out of 42
  1. Sep 27, 2010
    10
    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 Full Review »
  2. Aug 11, 2013
    10
    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.......