GLORY (Theatrical Release USA 1990)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 2.1|5.0 Starsìì

starts slowly, but picks up pace toward the middle of the script. It is at this point that the actors become more believable and begin to develop identifiable personalities. When the purpose of the story is revealed, the viewer finally understands that this story is one of those ‘needed to be told’ stories, but the story is not told well.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Civil War Colonel Robert Shaw takes charge of an all volunteer, all black infantry who have chosen to fight on the Union side.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Edward Zwick for directing efforts. Thank you to Producer Freddie Fields for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Colonel Robert Gould Shaw (Matthew Broderick), Private Trip (Denzel Washington), Major Cabot Forbes (Cary Elwes), Sergeant Major John Rawlins (Morgan Freeman), Private Jupiter Sharts (Jihmi Kennedy), Corporal Thomas Searles (Andre Braugher), Sergeant Major Mulcahy (John Finn), Captain Charles Fessenden Morse (Donovan Leitch, Jr.), and Henry Sturgis Russell (JD Cullum).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. It seems Director Edward Zwick may have been more effective producing this information as an historical documentary rather than a fictional entertainment piece. If you’re looking for a history lesson presented below par, then get Glory today.

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