GLASS

GLASS movie poster
David Dunn (Bruce Willis), a security guard with super powers, seeks to put an end to the killing spree of Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy), a murderer with multiple personalities controlled by The Beast. A deadly encounter between the two gets them captured and sent to an asylum under the care of psychiatrist Dr. Ellie Staple (Sarah Paulson). Another patient, Elijah Price/Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson), has a connection to the new residents that could have devastating results.

Director/writer M. Night Shyamalan's latest big screen effort is
a major disappointment. The creative genius behind "The Sixth Sense" brings his trilogy, that began with "Unbreakable" and continued with "Split", to a grinding halt. There are secrets and twists revealed throughout the film, but none compelling enough to really care about. An over two-hour length makes it extremely slow going. The cast is not at fault. Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson, the adversaries in "Unbreakable", are superb here. But it's James McAvoy who captivates the audience again with his rapid-fire changes between Crumb's personalities. Unfortunately, the director spends too much time on these "split" changes - adding to the movie's downfall. Sarah Paulson is very good as the psychiatrist out to rid her patients of delusions of grandeur. Anya Taylor-Joy returns from "Split" as the surviving teen victim of The Beast and a now grown-up Spencer Treat Clark ("Unbreakable") is back as Dunn's son Joseph, who aids his vigilante father. Shyamalan also gets his Hitchcock cameo moment. With all of this talent on display, the film should have been better. Overlong, and with no satisfying payoff, "Glass" is broken. (2/5 CAMS)

Rated PG-13 (for violence including some bloody images, thematic elements, and language)
Running Time: 129 minutes

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