The Glimmer Man
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Two cops with almost nothing in common find themselves brought together to capture a psychotic murderer in this action thriller. Jack Cole (Steven Seagal) was once a government intelligence operative known as "The Glimmer Man," because he could move so quickly and quietly that his victims would only see a glimmer before they died. Having left international espionage behind him, Cole -- steeped in Eastern mysticism and not used to working with others -- has become a detective with the Los Angeles Police Department, where he's paired up with Jim Campbell (Keenen Ivory Wayans), a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 13%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Although this slick Seagal action pic won't convert die-hard detractors, aficionados will note that he's both gained weight and lightened up."
‑ , Time Out
"Just as foolish and formulaic as it sounds."
‑ John Hartl,
"Keenen Ivory Wayans is so much more interesting, lively, and fun than Seagal you wish that he were the star of the film."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Sadly, the surprisingly podgy Seagal spends far too much time contemplating and not enough time kicking Russian butt."
‑ David Eimer, Empire Magazine
"A lean and mean exploitation thriller, The Glimmer Man might not be original or memorable, but the goods are delivered with reasonable flair and efficiency."
‑ Dale Winogura, Boxoffice Magazine
"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."
‑ Richard Harrington, Washington Post
"All-in-all, what we have here is 'classic' Seagal. And that means, for anyone who isn't an admitted fan, an uninspired outing."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Yet another action-thriller that just isn't very thrilling."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Your average five-year-old could have constructed a plot with fewer holes in it."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
"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."
‑ Jack Mathews, Los Angeles Times
"A brutish action movie that is as improbable as it is annoying."
‑ Sean Means,
"A truly disgraceful outing that amounts to little more than an unbelievable Steven Seagal self-love fest."
‑ Madeleine Williams, Cinematter
"There's no shortage of action."
‑ , E! Online
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