Glory

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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 Regi… More >>

Glory

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  1. Glory – Film Review

    This movie starred Denzel Washington as Trip, and Matthew Broderick as Colonel Robert Shaw. It portrayed the African – American involvement in the American Civil War. It follows the 54th Massachusetts regiment, lead by Colonel Robert Shaw. It was based on the books Lay this Laurel and One Gallant Rush, which were based on the letters by Colonel Robert Shaw. I liked the film, as it was not boring and it contained action scenes I would give it about 7/10. One of the scenes was when the black 54th Massachusetts were denied as much pay as the other white soldiers, so the officers in charge of the 54th refused to get pay as well. Another incident was when the regiment went to attack Fort Wagner, a fort of about 1000 men, they failed, Robert Shaw was killed and the fort was never taken.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. I thought this movie was pretty good. But the ending took away the whole drama for me. Instead of being anxious, on the edge of my seat, i found myself laughing at those people’s stupidity. Its like come on guys its suicide! Well i know people are reading this and saying “well they had to, its what they did back then” but there are numbers of things different and smarter they could of done. Before i say this movie i knew all about the civil war and fort wagner. so dont be all up at me. goodbye
    Rating: 3 / 5

  3. Yep, take a first year American history course and you’ll come to learn how historically inaccurate this film is. The inaccuracies have already been pointed out by some of the other one star reviews, so I won’t repeat them. However one I haven’t seen pointed out is it was actually Colonel Shaw who inspired the protest over pay inequality, not the black soldiers as portrayed in this film. But this is so typical of liberal dominated Hollywood to take something and bend it to suit their liberal agenda. Most liberals are ruled by their hearts instead of their heads, and the people behind this movie knew that the audience would be swept up by the moving score, the great sets/costumes, and the powerful acting, than to actually research any facts behind the 54th. It worked, as Glory received all kinds of awards and nary a mention was made of the actual history behind the movie. That would take research and fact finding, things most liberals are loathe to do.

    To anticipate the typical liberal name calling and intolerance to opinions and ideas they don’t agree with, I will get out of the way right now that no, I’m not a confederate, no I was not born in the south (but rather extremely liberal Manhattan NY), and no I’m not a right wing extremist but rather vote independent. However I call a spade a spade, and this movie is the liberal version of the blacks and the Civil War, which means distorted. If you are a liberal reading this review I won’t convince you to go buy a good book on the Civil War (you might start with Battle Cry of Freedom) and get the truth because I’m sure you loved the movie and don’t care about the truth. However for anyone looking for an accurate Civil War movie, I can’t recommend Glory at all.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  4. From Matthew Broderick’s patronizing narration to Ed Zwick’s Harvard-like Ethnic Study of the lyrical nature of the Afro-American, I have to say that this film never hits the mark for me.

    There are beautiful moments in the score, and the finale is a worthy one. But the wait of getting to some exciting moments is a long one. Sure Denzel Washington gets whipped and becomes a star and this is the beginning of some well-intentioned performances by Morgan Freeman, yet the movie lags from a sense of being preachey and needing to fulfill the needs of the PBS community.

    Besides the guy who gets hit in the head with a cannonball, there isn’t much beyond a dry and questionable history lesson here. I don’t think that the white people have to be unattractive to make a movie about American Race relations. And I don’t think that black people need to be singing and cutting jokes to be worthy of sympathy.

    This is a movie that isn’t about people; it is about social agendas of recent years in the United States. I don’t need to check the box office to imagine how tepid the response that this film had overseas. That is because the themes and comments are as bottled as the provincial university it all came from.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  5. This is one of my favorite movies, I cry everytime I watch it and could watch it all day staight. I did not like the fact that at the end of the movie the tape snapped. I am not going to complain, I beleive that this is an old film anyway. I just thought you all should know. This will not make me change my feelings about Amazon.com either.
    Rating: 1 / 5

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