Glory

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Glory
Glory
  • R
  • 2h 2m
  • 1989
Certified Fresh93%
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The heart-stopping story of the first black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War, Glory stars Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes and Morgan Freeman. Broderick and Elwes are the idealistic young Bostonians who lead the regiment; Freeman is the inspirational sergeant who unites the troops; and Denzel Washington, in an Oscar® - winning performance (1989, Best Supporting Actor), is the runaway slave who embodies the indomitable spirit of the 54th Regiment of Massachusetts.
© 1989 TriStar Pictures, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Certified Fresh93%
Critics Consensus: Bolstered by exceptional cinematography, powerful storytelling, and an Oscar-winning performance by Denzel Washington, Glory remains one of the finest Civil War movies ever made.
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Variety
Variety Staff
Fresh

A stirring and long overdue tribute to the black soldiers who fought for the Union cause in the Ci...

June 21, 2017
Entertainment Weekly
Fresh

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Fresh

The stark clarity of Freddie Francis' cinematography combined with Zwick's intimate style evokes i...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Says
Excellent Civil War movie has graphic violence, profanity.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Glory is a 1989 movie about the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, the first all-African-American volunteer company to fight in the Civil War. Racism in many forms is shown here: The "N" word is used, as are dated terms such as "Negro" and "colored"; African-Americans are compared to "monkeys"; and the bitterness and frustration of a lifetime of prejudice, abuse, and slavery comes through in the speech and actions of the soldiers. There is graphic war violence: A soldier's head is blown off by cannon fire. Battles with rifles and bayonets are shown. In a military hospital, the screams of the wounded are graphic, including one soldier heard begging doctors not to cut him anymore. In one of the most memorable scenes in the movie, a soldier found guilty of attempted desertion is sentenced to be whipped in front of the entire regiment. When he removes his shirt, the whip scars from slavery are clearly seen. Overall, this movie is an unforgettable history lesson about soldiers who transcended the profound racism and ignorance of their time to find dignity, courage, valor, and self-respect when given the opportunity to prove their worth.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:December 15, 1989
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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