Glory
Glory (1989)

Glory is a celebration of a little-known act of mass courage during the Civil War. Simply put, the heroes involved have been ignored by history due to racism. Those heroes were the all-black members of the 54th Regiment of the Massachusetts… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 1, 1998
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Bolstered by exceptional cinematography, powerful storytelling, and an Oscar-winning performance by Denzel Washington, Glory remains one of the finest Civil War movies ever made.

Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

It is the movie's often awesome imagery and a bravely soaring choral score by James Horner that transfigure the reality, granting it the status of necessary myth.

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Time Out

The stark clarity of Freddie Francis' cinematography combined with Zwick's intimate style evokes immediacy and fear.

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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Excellent Civil War movie for mature teens.

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Variety Staff
Variety

A stirring and long overdue tribute to the black soldiers who fought for the Union cause in the Civil War.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

This is a good, moving, complicated film.

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Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine

Exceptionally well-rendered and emotive war drama.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

A pretty watchable and always interesting period film, well photographed by English cinematographer Freddie Francis.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

Glory is, without question, one of the best movies ever made about the American Civil War.

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Film4

A visceral, astounding war film, intelligently told.

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Flixster Audience Score: 93% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Best Civil War movie ive ever seen. Top to bottom the acting was amazing.
AJ Verser
I had to watch this movie for a class once, I didn't care for it at all, but if you like military movies you'll like it better than me.
Alex roy
Edward Zwick's Glory is a stunning, well acted war drama about the first all black regiment that fought in the civil war. Matthew Broderick heads a great… More
erika bruhns
This is the all time best war film of all.
Phil Hubbs
Another long forgotten epic that really is quite a fantastic film, loosely covering the days of Col Robert Shaw and his command of the 54th Massachusetts… More
Chris Weber
First and foremost: everything I have to say about this film is being said after taking the historical innacuracies and artistic liberties into consideration.… More

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