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Atom User Reviews for The Glass Castle

4.3 out of 5
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The story is so honest that it moves anyone to tears. we all have met people who were bigger than life and we believed them because their values were so right or seemed so right that we could not believe otherwise. we knew that they could not build on their dreams but we did not give a dam. we just loved Them for having the guts to visualise and fill in the pictures of what they talked about. long live the dreamers.

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To finally get to see the one book I took and held dear to me back in high school on the big screen was the best thing to happen to me.

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Metacritic

56
METASCORE (40)
Mixed or average reviews based on 40 Critics
6.1
USER SCORE (25)
Generally favorable reviews based on 25 Reviews
40
Aug 17, 2017

The film never figures out how to merge Jeannette’s younger and older perspectives into one cohesive voice.

Metacritic review by Erin Whitney
Erin Whitney
ScreenCrush
70
Aug 6, 2017

Even while gesturing toward a redemptive sacred altar, a default mode for parenthood in many mainstream movies, the director lets the messy realities stand. And his fine cast makes them ring true — the selfishness and neglect, the confrontations brutal and tender, the pained silences and, not least, the gusts of pure, jagged joy.

Metacritic review by Sheri Linden
Sheri Linden
The Hollywood Reporter
60
Aug 6, 2017

Brie Larson and Destin Daniel Cretton, star and director, respectively, of 2013 festival favourite Short Term 12, re-team for the affecting, if less intense and occasionally meandering drama of The Glass Castle.

Metacritic review by John Hazelton
John Hazelton
Screen International