“ One of the worst movies I have ever seen.
“ waste of time .
“ Entertaining schlock .
“ Deja-vu is written all over this film, cliches are all over the place and it's too predictable...
“ There's nothing that Lumet, with all of his skills in his own right, can do to uplift the material or present it in a manner that's fresh or absorbing.
“ But there is no way in hell that I'm gonna believe that the man that gave us "Network", "Dog Day Afternoon", "Running On Empty", and his own quartet of NYPD dramas ("Serpico", "Prince of the City", "Q&A", and "Night Falls on Manhattan") is even associated with this.
“ Regardless of one's thoughts on the Cassevetes film, this pointless remake does little to inspire interest outside stone's obvious sex appeal.
“ This was a movie that I had zero interest in watching, but my wife just had to rent it and as it turned out, I was wrong about my perceptions that this was going to be a boring movie.
“ Working in the same old NY/LA vortex that has absorbed modern movies, the film is not really ground-breaking in any way, just simply enjoyable.
“ Typical and predictable with way too much that we have seen before.
“ Just an easy to take drama with a very thin plot but enjoyable.
“ Waste of time and money .
“ The movie is not that bad, but it's still a waste of time.
“ The performances are wooden and uninspiring.
“ The veteran Sidney Lumet wastes his talent here by presenting us with a well told but banal story of a woman involved with the leader of a criminal gang who accidentally becomes aware that the gang is willing to kill a little boy in order to eliminate a possible undesirable witness and decides then to save the boy at the risk of her own life, initiating a course of hide and run well shown in a sequence of scenes thrilling enough to rivet our attention.
“ But because it was done so well, the film is worthwhile, surprising, and very engrossing to watch.
“ This is a very good and thrilling film.
“" and that gets very repetitive was it done for laughs?
“ By the time Gloria has made up and changed her mind in the penultimate scene and you see them walk off into the sunset (so to speak), you may have your head in your hands anti-climatic and too dull to be anything special, Gloria is one to avoid.
“ Definitely worth watching.
“ If you listen to them, you might miss an enjoyable film experience.
“Save your money, I can get more enjoyment out of hearing Mitch Rider and Detroit Wheels playing "G-L-O-R-I-A" -- now that does justice to the title as well as the name!!
“ On the other hand, he didn't have much to go on, either, the script withholding from him the kind of rough edge and from his relationship with Gloria the intense, almost romantic bittersweet tension that was there in the original.
“ The story is engaging enough...
“ "Gloria" is easily one of the year's worst movies and undoubtedly will place on many critics list of least liked productions.
“ For the average viewer, 1999's Gloria is a fun, enjoyable movie, but was a pointless remake.
“ Don't waste your time.
“ It is a grandly grating gang of stiffs that are as uninteresting as they are unbelievable.
“ Gena Rowlands is respected on all sides for her great talent, and must have been stunning as Gloria.
“and even if slightly contrived, in places, who cares?
“ I absolutely adore the original film; I think it's exciting, moving, thrilling storytelling.
“ Generic and a bit boring.
“Might be a good rental for those playing Spot-A-Movie-Cliche-Take-A-Drink game.
“ So hers is a stunning performance in the central role of Gloria.
“ It's all flat, contrived, and boring.
“THE OPERATIVE PHRASE here is very, very "predictable.
“ But I enjoyed it anyway.