100

RogerEbert.com

By Susan Wloszczyna
There is that feeling you get inside when a movie suddenly starts to push your every button, creating an emotional connection that goes beyond pure reason and mere emotion. It elevates your mood to such a point that you wish you could hug the screen out of sheer joy and recognition. That is what Gloria did to me.
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100

The Hollywood Reporter

By David Rooney
Gloria is a work of maturity, depth and emotional insight. There’s not a single false note here.
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100

Variety

Pitch-perfect, terrifically written.
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91

The Playlist

By Jessica Kiang
Gloria is an endlessly watchable creation—a wonderful example of an actress melting into a role, and a co-writer/director with almost superhuman levels of sensitivity and empathy for his characters.
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
If the movie’s about anything, it’s about the tension between what we owe our families and what we owe ourselves.
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88

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
Garcia’s performance, which won the best actress award at last year’s Berlin International Film Festival, is a marvel of self-effacing artistry.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Mary Houlihan
It is to Lelio’s credit that he steers clear of stereotypes and lets the story unfold organically without judgment or sentimentality. There is an unflinching honesty and intelligence here.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Gloria, spare and keenly observed, plays like a short story - there is no sweeping narrative arc, no momentous triumph or calamity. But there is a bit of justice meted out, and the act of its meting brings a slow, small smile to Gloria's face.
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87

Film.com

By Stephanie Zacharek
I recently heard someone describe Gloria as a midlife-crisis drama, which stunned me. In the most convenient terms, I guess that’s what it is. But what Lelio and Garcia pull off here is so delicate and sturdy that it defies such easy categorization.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Chris Nashawaty
Both actors still manage to show something we rarely see on screen: the heartache and happiness that come with love late in life.
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83 out of 100
Universal acclaim
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.