This is a good, moving, complicated film.
Vincent Canby - New York Times
It's hard not to get carried along.
Desson Thomson - Washington Post
A strong and valuable film.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
A pretty watchable and always interesting period film, well photographed by English cinematographer Freddie Francis.
Jonathan Rosenbaum - Chicago Reader
A stirring and long overdue tribute to the black soldiers who fought for the Union cause in the Civil War.
Variety Staff - Variety
Generally engrossing and always well-acted.
John Hartl - Film.com
Glory is, without question, one of the best movies ever made about the American Civil War.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
It is the movie's often awesome imagery and a bravely soaring choral score by James Horner that transfigure the reality, granting it the status of necessary myth.
Richard Schickel - TIME Magazine
Matthew Broderick [is] catastrophically miscast as Shaw.
Peter Travers - Rolling Stone
Excellent Civil War movie for mature teens.
Charles Cassady - Common Sense Media
Exceptionally well-rendered and emotive war drama.
Ian Nathan - Empire Magazine
A visceral, astounding war film, intelligently told.
Dean Essner - Film4
one of the great war films and perhaps the greatest film ever made about the American Civil War
James Kendrick - Q Network Film Desk
In its broad strokes, Glory gets at the spirit of a group of previously unsung black heroes, and the filmmaking is of a high caliber. [Blu-ray]
Peter Canavese - Groucho Reviews
Still one of the best war epics ever made, with all around fantastic performances...
Felix Vasquez Jr. - Film Threat
The stark clarity of Freddie Francis' cinematography combined with Zwick's intimate style evokes immediacy and fear.
Dean Essner - Time Out
Chuck O'Leary - Fantastica Daily
Emanuel Levy - EmanuelLevy.Com
One of the best films ever made
Clint Morris - Film Threat
James Plath - Reel.com
Greg Maki - Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Joshua Tanzer - Offoffoff
Jules Brenner - Cinema Signals
Spence D. - IGN Movies
The lasting power of the [film]... rests in the emotional connection to the characters .
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
[A] fabulous historical re-creation.
Marjorie Baumgarten - Austin Chronicle
An enlightening and entertaining tribute to heroes too long forgotten.
Dean Essner - TV Guide's Movie Guide
Offers a fascinating look at a little known aspect of the Civil War
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat - Spirituality and Practice
Blake French - NutzWorld
This is a fine film.
Robert Roten - Laramie Movie Scope
Broderick is perhaps a tad miscast, but Denzel absolutely justifies that first Oscar
Luke Y. Thompson - New Times
A touching burst of patriotism; with wonderful performances by Washington and Broderick. A film worthy of remembering and repeated viewing.
Bob Bloom - Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Jeffrey Westhoff - Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
Danny Minton - KBTV-NBC (Beaumont, TX)
An absolutely phenomenal war movie.
Scott Weinberg - eFilmCritic.com
The central drama ... is formulaic, despite great subject matter.
Richard Natale - Movieline
Are you sure you're not cutting Glory too much slack because of the educational subject matter at hand?
Bill Chambers - Film Freak Central
One of the greatest films ever made.
Andrew Howe - eFilmCritic.com
The finest Civil War film (and one of the finest war films period) that I have ever seen.
James Brundage - Filmcritic.com
One of the best Civil War films ever made.
Mark R. Leeper - rec.arts.movies.reviews
Big in scope, powerful in its storytelling drama, yet intimate in its character and relationship development.
Chris Hicks - Deseret News, Salt Lake City