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Based on 23 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
Chicago Sun-Times
And above all, the film is lacking in joy. It never seems like it's fun to be Billie Frank.
New York Daily News
This is the worst performance by a pop star in a dramatic role since Madonna suited up for "Shanghai Surprise."
New York Post
Helplessly clichéd, predictable and unaware of its own lameness, it could easily become a camp classic on the order of "Grease 2" and "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."
Entertainment Weekly
It's doubtful that even a real actress could have triumphed over the rusty tinsel of Glitter, a hapless, retro-'80s ''Star Is Born.''
It doesn't help that Glitter is such a derivative mishmash of cinematic and real-life situations that it's nearly impossible to count all the ways.
Even the soundtrack doesn't rescue the movie from its tedious banality.
Boston Globe
It touches on universal themes of love, friendship, and family. Suffice to say it falls dreadfully short.
Philadelphia Inquirer
"Zis is not verking! Zee glitter cannot overpower zee artist!" That, in a sentence, sums up what is wrong with this picture.
Miami Herald
Glitter, the kind of movie only 11-year-old girls who dot their i's with hearts would find bearable.
Baltimore Sun
Glitter does no one any favors.
Wall Street Journal
How could a major studio -- in this case 20th Century Fox -- put its name on a production with a dim-bulb, tone-deaf script that piles howler on howler? Why couldn't someone save poor Ms. Carey from herself?

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