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on 28 September 2013
I remember seeing this movie when it first came out and thought it was great. Viewing it again, I can see it doesn't stand the test of time as well as I thought it would. Leggy Sharon Stone plays a mobster's girl who gets out of prison after 3 years, taking the rap for her boyfriend. Meanwhile members of this mob murder a Latino family who has crossed them, except for an asthmatic, unlikable, seven year old boy who left via the fire escape (Why the rest of the family didn't go, I don't know.) The mob catches the boy outside and takes him to "head quarters" an apartment that once belonged to Gloria.

Gloria shows up back at the apartment and the money promised to her for taking the rap isn't there. She leaves, and in an unlikely scene, takes the boy with her who grabs a floppy disc (remember those?) of all the mob connections. The mob hunts them down as she looks for a way for the two of them to survive because catching a plane out of there to buy time hasn't occurred to her. Stone's street-wise accent wasn't that great. George C. Scott as a godfather? If you have never seen this movie, it might be worth a peek if it comes on TV especially if 80's women in split skirts is your thing.
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on 14 August 2007
Actually this crap does not deserve a write-up, but it is so terrible, meaningless and mindless that I want to share my feelings. Don't let the name on directors chair mislead you. It's sad to say that "Gloria" is the one of the most disappointing movies of veteran filmmaker Sidney Lumet who brought us some classics like "12 Angry Men", "Serpico", "Dog Day Afternoon", "Network" and "Prince of the City". I don't really understand how he come to be involved in such a lousy project, an awful remake of the 1980 John Cassavetes film. Lumet shot this at the age of 75, I think it is high time for him to retire and leave a good reputation.

The notorious overacting, weak characterization, dull screenplay, silly dialogue and predictable plot (what plot?) make this flick an overall LOSER. It's flat, insipid, contrived, and boring from beginning to end. Relying too much on Sharon's miniskirts does not save the day. No style, no substance, no twists, no turns, only her skinny legs and six-inch heels!!!. She proves here that she's likely only capable of leading the blind.

Most of the film attempts futilely to develop the relationship between Gloria and a Puerto Rican boy whose family was brutally gunned down by mobsters, but fails to produce any chemistry between them. Their bond is totally plastic and unrealistic. All characters (especially mobsters) are weak and unbelievably silly.

If you like "hapless & helpless child bonds with older man/woman" kind of movies, give "Gloria" a pass and check out Luc Besson's "Léon" and Walter Salles' "Central Station".
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on 2 September 2016
It's ok, a bit too made up.
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on 9 November 2012
Difficult film.. Something odd with the camera work..! And Sharon does not achieve that 'tart with a Heart'.. Persona. Sad but in a negative way..boring.
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on 7 March 2014
Very happy and the quality is always good. Fast shipping as well and you get great stuff for a little money you pay. So definitely recommend. Thank you.
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on 8 October 2012
Unfortunately the review system will not accept zero stars which is why I am obliged to give it just one - frankly it is not even worth that. The best thing about this film is the case in which it was supplied. The plot is weak, the acting wooden and Sharon Stone is 10 years too old and 10Kg too heavy for the outfits she wears. It was one of those films which you keep hoping is going to get better but it never does. I should have realised when it took so long for the story to even begin to develop that the scriptwriter had run out of inspiration and this was a story which was going nowhere.
Rather than waste your time and money on this rubbish I suggest you tidy out your garage, fill in your tax return or clip your toenails, any one of these activities would be time better spent.
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on 9 November 2000
Gloria (Sharon Stone) has just served three years for a crime she didn't do to protect her boyfriend and finally steal away from organised crime. After leaving jail, Gloria returns home to carry out the deal promised to her before she was imprisoned. Tony her boyfriend promised her enough money to set up independantly, away from the crime in exchange for her taking the punishment. Now, she's after her money but Tony has no intention of paying it. In an angry fit, Gloria robs Tony and his mobster gang at gunpoint and whilst doing so steals an innocent child with a big secret. Nicky, a small boy whose family was killed by Tony's gang becomes the centre of Gloria's life... Sharon Stone is excellent in this movie about a woman who could never quite do things right until she met little Nicky Nuniez.
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