Glee: The 3D Concert Movie Reviews

  • Even Gleeks who love to watch seasoned showbiz belters pretend to be high school kids on the hit TV series Glee may wince at the cheesy marketing angle of Glee the 3D Concert Movie.

    Lisa Schwarzbaum — Entertainment Weekly

  • It strains to celebrate diversity and individualism, while its processed music exemplifies strict corporate teamwork.

    Stephen Holden — New York Times

  • Even as a concert movie, there are some stumbles.

    Scott Bowles — USA Today

  • [It] would have worked just as well as a heavily promoted special television event broadcast over Thanksgiving weekend.

    Jen Chaney — Washington Post

  • "Glee: The 3D Concert Movie'' is as normal as spin-offs aimed at your wallet get, which is to say it's substandard in most departments.

    Ty Burr — Boston Globe

  • Following in the live-film footsteps of Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers, Glee: The 3D Concert Movie transposes its flash-in-the-pan teen-pop phenomenon to three-dimensions with mundane, for-fans-only results.

    Nick Schager — Village Voice

  • There's something a little off about a stage show that features well-paid actors reenacting "loser" characters [that] fans take to heart, before leaving in what were surely limos and jets.

    Joe Neumaier — New York Daily News

  • The layers of artifice are many, but they always are; the original show has never aspired to be anything but a cheeky, tuneful and multicultural spin on hoary high school stereotypes.

    Amy Biancolli — Houston Chronicle

  • Even the totally Gleeked-out, most ardent fans of Fox's hit television show Glee may find that the franchise's latest endeavor leaves little to sing about.

    Joy Tipping — Dallas Morning News

  • The movie makes a strong argument for the tender paradox of pop-culture adoration. It's an affection that feels wholly personal, but is shared with millions.

    Lisa Kennedy — Denver Post

  • The title promises a concert movie, in 3-D, based on the show Glee, and the film delivers precisely that, in a way that I believe is sure to overjoy fans of the show.

    Glenn Kenny — MSN Movies

  • The Fox TV phenomenon is the Lewis & Clark of discovering new revenue streams. And this big-screen iteration is just as buoyant and bright-eyed as the rest of the franchise.

    David Hiltbrand — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • You get the feeling that you're actually there, with the best seat in the house.

    Jessica Bakeman — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • The 3D Concert Movie is by and large for Gleeks only.

    Adam Graham — Detroit News

  • It's entertaining at face value, but they never let it be just that.

    Ed Masley — Arizona Republic

  • Even the uninitiated could do a lot worse than this 80-minute musical valentine to the outsider in us all.

    Lael Loewenstein — Variety

  • One of the many self-actualized real-life Gleeks featured in "Glee: The 3-D Concert Movie" tells the audience, "Be proud of yourself. Don't be afraid. Stand up for what you believe in." OK. I stand for hating "Glee."

    Kyle Smith — New York Post

  • Haters, head for the door. But Gleeks? Get your "Glee" on.

    Roger Moore — Orlando Sentinel

  • Don't be puzzled; just go with it -- that's the Glee spirit.

    Linda Barnard — Toronto Star

  • A high-school talent show, no doubt, but, at its best, well worth glorifying.

    Liam Lacey — Globe and Mail

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