Glitter (2001)

The story of a gifted young singer, Billie Frank, who overcomes a turbulent childhood and struggles to find her true identity and voice. During her childhood, Billie is abandoned by her drug-addicted mother and is remanded to an orphanage.… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 21, 2001
DVD Release Date: January 15, 2002
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Critic Score: 7% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Glitter is a hodgepodge of movie cliches and bad acting that's sure to generate unintentional laughs. Unfortunately, the movie is not bad enough to be good.

Christy Lemire
Associated Press

The best parts of this dud are the ones in which she's singing. This is what she does best. This is what she should stick to. Save your money and watch her videos for free on cable music-television networks.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

A vehicle that tarnishes as you watch it, leaving this troubled chart-topper lost in a sea of drunken, maudlin cliches.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Too washed-out and worthless to even be so bad it's good.

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Time Out

This fails to convince on several levels: Carey's assumed edginess; Beesley's faltering Brooklyn accent; turns from such celebs as rapper Da Brat and soul vocalist Eric Benet; the half-hearted '80s references and the haphazard retro effects.

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Paul Clinton (

Total escapism without a shred of believability.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

The sheer amateur writing, acting, and directing make "Glitter" yet another disastrous vanity vehicle that brings down Carey and everyone starring.

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Glitter lacks sparkle.

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Megan Rosenfeld
Washington Post

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.

Guylaine Cadorette

Nothing redeemable could possibly have come out of Kate Lanier's ill-fated script.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Wildaly M
Mariah Carey = super cliche movie.
Nate Zoebl
[font=Arial][color=darkred]It must be seen to be believed. A new college crap-fest drinking game has begun. Begin the 'Glitter' midnight shows! A new… More
Hogans Hero
When I worked at a video story we kept this film in the horror section. Nuff Said.
Haley Anderson
The oppostie of the title.
Leigh Ryan
Pretty lame.