The Glimmer Man (1996)
Average Rating: 3.4/10
Reviews Counted: 24
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 21
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Average Rating: 3.1/10
Critic Reviews: 10
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 9
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Average Rating: 2.7/5
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Two cops with almost nothing in common find themselves brought together to capture a psychotic murderer in this action thriller. Jack Cole (Steven Seagal) was once a government intelligence operative known as "The Glimmer Man," because he could move so quickly and quietly that his victims would only see a glimmer before they died. Having left international espionage behind him, Cole -- steeped in Eastern mysticism and not used to working with others -- has become a detective with the Los Angeles
Oct 4, 1996 Wide
Aug 27, 1997
Warner Home Video
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Detective Jack Cole
Keenen Ivory Wayans
Detective Jim Campbe...
John M. Jackson
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Although this slick Seagal action pic won't convert die-hard detractors, aficionados will note that he's both gained weight and lightened up.
The plot of The Glimmer Man involves not only the Family Man but Our Evil Secret Government, the Russian Mafia and Rich Powerful Politicians -- the three stooges of action cinema in the '90s.
Most of the action scenes occur in the dark and are so heavily edited, it's hard to know whose limbs and faces are being splintered by Cole.
Just as foolish and formulaic as it sounds.
A brutish action movie that is as improbable as it is annoying.
Subtract the gruesomeness, the language and some nekkid stuff, and the film is indistinguishable from an episode of a TV cop show.
Keenen Ivory Wayans is so much more interesting, lively, and fun than Seagal you wish that he were the star of the film.
A truly disgraceful outing that amounts to little more than an unbelievable Steven Seagal self-love fest.
Sadly, the surprisingly podgy Seagal spends far too much time contemplating and not enough time kicking Russian butt.
Your average five-year-old could have constructed a plot with fewer holes in it.
Audience Reviews for The Glimmer Man
- Capt. Harris: I forgot who my character was, but it doesn't even matter.
- Detective Jim Campbell: I'm a clown.
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