Gloria (2014)

Gloria is a "woman of a certain age" but still feels young. Though lonely, she makes the best of her situation and fills her nights seeking love at social dance clubs for single adults. Her fragile happiness changes the day she… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 24, 2014
DVD Release Date: April 28, 2014
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Critic Score: 99% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Marvelously directed by Sebastian Lelio and beautifully led by a powerful performance from Paulina Garcia, Gloria takes an honest, sweetly poignant look at a type of character that's all too often neglected in Hollywood.

Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

We don't make movies in America like Gloria, so we have to import them. I wish we'd import more -- and make a few, as well.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Chilean actress Paulina Garcia's performance in "Gloria" is simply flabbergasting.

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Violet Lucca
The L Magazine

What truly makes the film riveting is Paulina García's performance as the title character -- and she appears in nearly every shot. With a wide, truly contagious smile, García exudes a lived-in confidence and control with every movement.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Whether you appreciate Gloria as a portrait of a vital woman, muddling through life's middle chapters, or as an allegory of Chilean resilience, the message is the same: Let's face the music and dance.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Not quite a comedy and not quite a drama, this Chilean film looks at middle age from a refreshingly even-handed perspective, not a wacky or tragic one.

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Javier Porta Fouz
La Nación (Argentina)

One of the best Chilean films of the 21st century. [Full review in Spanish]

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Eric Kohn

It's an open-ended question whether Gloria ever finds the happiness she seeks while dodging the current of middle-aged isolation, but her constant search is a valiant and deeply involving one.

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Mary Houlihan
Chicago Sun-Times

The film belongs to Garcia, who is in literally every shot. Wafting over Garcia's face at different moments are contentment, frustration, loneliness, disappointment, happiness.

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Alonso Díaz de la Vega
Butaca Ancha

Lelio fulfills its purpose after making his protagonist fight and then rewarding her with the contradiction of her desire for a great escape. [Full review in Spanish]

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
A young grandmother embarks on a new romance with a sweet and attentive but strange older man. Paulina García's resilient performance just barely overcomes… More
The Movie Waffler
Chile's entry for the 2014 Foreign Language Oscar is the character study of Gloria (Garcia), a middle-aged, middle-class divorcee who prowls the mature… More
Mark Hobin
Gloria as a movie isn't particularly innovative. It feels like some rediscovered relic from the 70s highlighting the liberated single woman character… More
John Ballantine
A hidden gem. Paulina Garcia is terribly interesting to watch on screen. There is waning hope but enough hope for Gloria to continue to seek love and sex.… More
Carlos Magalhães
The true backbone of this honest, involving film is Paulina García, who shines immensely with so much talent and charisma, giving shape to a complex,… More