6.7/10
200,606
1,970 user 413 critic

Glass (2019)

Trailer
1:58 | Trailer
Security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has twenty-four personalities.

Director:

M. Night Shyamalan
Popularity
822 ( 8)
2 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James McAvoy ... Patricia / Dennis / Hedwig / The Beast / Barry / Heinrich / Jade / Ian / Mary Reynolds / Norma / Jalin / Kat / B.T. / Kevin Wendell Crumb / Mr. Pritchard / Felida / Luke / Goddard / Samuel / Polly
Bruce Willis ... David Dunn
Samuel L. Jackson ... Elijah Price
Anya Taylor-Joy ... Casey Cooke
Sarah Paulson ... Dr. Ellie Staple
Spencer Treat Clark ... Joseph Dunn
Charlayne Woodard ... Mrs. Price
Luke Kirby ... Pierce
Adam David Thompson ... Daryl
M. Night Shyamalan ... Jai, Security Guard
Shannon Destiny Ryan ... Cheerleading Girl (as Shannon Ryan)
Diana Silvers ... Cheerleading Girl
Nina Wisner ... Cheerleading Girl
Kyli Zion ... Cheerleading Girl
Serge Didenko ... Ronald, Powerful Young Man

The 'Glass' Connections Even the Cast Didn't Know

Glass connects the worlds of Unbreakable and Split, but creator M. Night Shyamalan and stars Samuel L. Jackson and James McAvoy also have some surprising connections ...

Watch now

Edit

Storyline

After pursuing Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities that reside within, David Dunn finds himself locked in a mental hospital alongside his archenemy, Elijah Price. The trio must now contend with a psychiatrist, who is out to prove they do not actually possess superhuman abilities. Written by vsuperkuns

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The World of Superheroes will be Shattered. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence including some bloody images, thematic elements, and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Samuel L. Jackson (Elijah Price) and Luke Kirby (Pierce) have worked together previously on the movie, The Samaritan (2012). They played Foley and Ethan respectively. See more »

Goofs

Elijah's scars are shown as a long line with several small lines crossing over it at regular intervals - these are meant to depict sutures from a surgery. However, an actual scar heals as a line bordered by dots, as only the places pierced by the needle would leave a scar. It is only suture material that crosses perpendicular to the original trauma line, which would leave no lasting mark. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dennis: [deep sigh] We keep bringing him sacred food, and nothing's happening. I... The Beast, he showed himself twice to the masses of the broken and-and they're not believing. There's no revolution. I...
Patricia: ["interrupting" him] Dennis, do not be scared. You have to trust me, as you always have.
See more »

Crazy Credits

In the closing credits, James McAvoy is credited for playing ALL of his aliases/personalities, rather than just one name. See more »


Soundtracks

Joseph Leaves Casey Arrives
Includes an interpolation of "Carrying Audrey" by James Newton Howard
Courtesy of Touchstone Pictures Music & Songs, Inc.
See more »

User Reviews

 
The underwhelming closure of what could have been a brilliant trilogy
27 January 2019 | by vinylvanillaSee all my reviews

I can describe Glass as an entertaining experience, but not solid enough to be an appropriate closure of the Unbreakable-Split-Glass trilogy.

While I can see what Mr Shyamalan wanted to do, I don't think he managed to deliver with the characters and the plot the necessary complexity to answer all the questions the audience raised in the previous two movies. Many things have been left unanswered especially about Kevin, while David Dunn is just a shadow that doesn't do much in the movie.

The real star in this movie is supposed to be Mr Glass, but not much about his past is told, either. Everything is absurdly summarized in a way that, in the end, we don't really know - or care - about who Mr Glass or Kevin were. There isn't enough character development or closure going on here.

Sarah Paulson's talent was wasted on a character who could be played by anyone. She is a brilliant actress but the character was poorly written and brings nothing new or dramatically useful to the plot.

Cinematography is fine just as the pacing of the movie. Like I said, it is entertaining, definitely - and perhaps it will please the audiences who are used to the almost shallow plots of superhero movies. But if you were expecting a more deep and challenging story about humans with supernatural powers, you will be disappointed.

In the end, Mr Shyamalan couldn't make a superhero movie, and couldn't make a deep, mind-bending metaphysical movie either. He merely brushed over both worlds, but didn't dive deeply into either of them. It is a pity that a plot that had potential and that showed up to be brilliant in "Split" had such an underwhelming and unremarkable closure.


108 of 154 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 1,970 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA | China

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

18 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Glass See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,328,920, 20 January 2019

Gross USA:

$111,048,468

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$246,999,039
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby Surround 5.1)| Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed