The Glimmer Man
The Glimmer Man (1996)

Action star Stephen Seagal teams up with comic actor Keenen Ivory Wayans in this thriller. Seagal plays detective Jack Cole. He has come to Los Angeles to bring a notorious serial killer to justice. The mysterious and somewhat mystical Cole… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: October 4, 1996
DVD Release Date: August 27, 1997
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Critic Score: 13% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Time Out

Although this slick Seagal action pic won't convert die-hard detractors, aficionados will note that he's both gained weight and lightened up.

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John Hartl

Just as foolish and formulaic as it sounds.

Michael Dequina

Keenen Ivory Wayans is so much more interesting, lively, and fun than Seagal you wish that he were the star of the film.

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Richard Harrington
Washington Post

The plot of The Glimmer Man involves not only the Family Man but Our Evil Secret Government, the Russian Mafia and Rich Powerful Politicians -- the three stooges of action cinema in the '90s.

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James Berardinelli

All-in-all, what we have here is 'classic' Seagal. And that means, for anyone who isn't an admitted fan, an uninspired outing.

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Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Yet another action-thriller that just isn't very thrilling.

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Jack Mathews
Los Angeles Times

Most of the action scenes occur in the dark and are so heavily edited, it's hard to know whose limbs and faces are being splintered by Cole.

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Sean P. Means

A brutish action movie that is as improbable as it is annoying.

Madeleine Williams

A truly disgraceful outing that amounts to little more than an unbelievable Steven Seagal self-love fest.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Got a love/hate relationship with Seagal and his films, on one hand they are all completely nonsense of the highest order and rarely any good (unless your a… More
Khris N
Much more action thriller than all out action - would make a good decent THRILLER with a story line like this - but its a Seagal flick and thats the way it is.… More
Derek Daniels
A bit darker than most buddy-cop genre films, but the teaming of Seagal and Wayans does work in many ways. The movie moves along too fast at times and a bit… More
danny d
good flick
EightThirty .
U gotta check this one out...It's way Cool!!
Stuart Brooks
I hate you Steven