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Gloria

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Sharon Stone, Jean-Luke Figueroa, ...

Gloria (Movie - 1999)

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
Wide Release Date:
01/22/99
performer:
Jean-Luke Figueroa, Sharon Stone, Cathy Moriarty, Jeremy Northam, George C. Scott
director:
Sidney Lumet
distributor:
Columbia Pictures
author:
78441
genre:
Drama, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a C

If somebody had to play the Gena Rowlands role in this needless remake of a 1980 John Cassavetes film, Stone’s the dame. As a gangster’s ex-girlfriend stuck protecting a boy the Mob wants to whack, she’s tough, tart, and, behind the brassy facade, a real softy. But the way director Sidney Lumet has reworked the script, Gloria winds up so maternal it gets mawkish. Cassavetes’ story was about the growing bond between a streetwise broad and a feisty tyke. Yet where Rowlands made a great show of keeping up her hardboiled appearances, Stone tries to jerk our tears with too many of her own. C

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