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Glass | 2019 | PG-13 | – 1.7.4

content-ratingsWhy is “Glass” rated PG-13? The MPAA rating has been assigned for “violence including some bloody images, thematic elements, and language.” The Kids-In-Mind.com evaluation includes a few scenes of a shirtless man, suggested acts of violence and carnage, several super-human fight sequences, death by drowning, throat slashing, crushing and gunshot including the bloody results, and talk of child abuse and some coarse language. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.”


Director M. Night Shyamalan brings together characters from two of his previous movies, 2000’s Unbreakable and 2016’s Split: The fragile but villainous mastermind (Samuel L. Jackson), the almost invincible security guard (Bruce Willis) whose vulnerability is water and the man (James McAvoy) with 24 personalities, including the superhuman figure of The Beast. Also with Anya Taylor-Joy, Sarah Paulson and Spencer Treat Clark. A couple lines of dialogue are spoken in Spanish with English subtitles. [Running Time: 2:09]

Glass SEX/NUDITY 1

 – A man and a young woman hold hands in a couple of scenes. A young woman holds a man to calm him down.
 While in his 9-year-old persona, a man with multiple personalities talks about having a girlfriend in a few scenes and that they kissed. A man speaks flirtatiously to another man. A man is shown dressed as a woman, and in other scenes his mannerisms are effeminate when he is in his female persona. A man grabs his crotch and makes a sexual reference.
 Several young women wearing cheerleader outfits are shown in a few scenes (bare legs to the hips are seen). A man removes his shirt (we see his bare chest, abdomen and back and we see veins bulging through his skin). A man’s shirt reveals his upper chest. A young woman wears a low-cut top that reveals cleavage. A logo that accompanies the opening and closing credits looks like a rendering of a female form with the shape of breasts and outline of the crotch area.


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Glass VIOLENCE/GORE 7

 - A man slashes another man's throat with a shard of broken glass; we see the victim from the back and we hear him gurgling and gasping (we later see him slumped on a bed with a lot of blood dripping from his throat and soaking the bedclothes). A man is shot in the abdomen (a lot of blood pours from the wound) and we see him lying with blood on his shirt and hands later. A man grabs another man from behind and squeezes him around the chest; we hear bones cracking and breaking and the man gasps and struggles; the man falls off-screen and the attacker pounds him several times below the frame (we hear more crunching and see the lifeless body later with no blood evident). A man fights several police officers with shields; one officer hits the man with a club and the man slams the officer into another officer's shield, killing him, and then lifts the shield to attack the officer that is under it and we hear slurping and chewing (the man raises up and we see blood on his mouth and face).
 A man's head is held in a puddle of water until he drowns. A teenage boy is held under water by two other boys and he struggles, and then floats limp; we then see people on the side of the pool performing CPR and he is presumably resuscitated. A young boy rides in a carnival ride that spins him around and when he hits the sides of the carriage we hear crunching and he screams (it is implied that bones are breaking and we see his arm severely misshapen with bones pressing against the skin).
 A man snarls and roars as he skitters along a ceiling in a warehouse toward another man and they fight: a table is thrown across the room and a young woman is struck and knocked to the floor, the two men fight slamming each other into walls and pillars until one wraps his arms around the other and squeezes causing him to thrash and struggle and he jumps through a window breaking it and the two crash to the ground below (we do not see injuries). A man fight another man and they slam each other into a van, punching and kicking each other. The sound of someone entering a house is heard and two men inside are alarmed; one goes to investigate and we hear loud punches and see him being thrown into a wall (he falls to the floor with no injuries shown). A man leaps off-screen to hit a man on a sidewalk and another man films the encounter (we see the struck man fall to the ground in a video replay of the incident without blood or injuries shown). A man is punched hard in the face by another man, who grabs his crotch as strobe lights flash repeatedly causing him to change personas. A man attacks three guards, throwing them against walls and hitting them (we see the fight in the background of the scene). A man in a room charges toward a woman and many bright strobe lights flash causing him to fall to the floor and he spits in anger. A man walks through an abandoned train tunnel and he roars and moans as he transforms into an animal-like persona (it is implied that he might have attacked several homeless people in the area). Two security guards approach a man and he attacks them behind a van (we hear thuds and yelling); he walks out from behind the van dragging the two men (they may be unconscious or dead). A man squeezes another man's shoulder (we hear the bones crunch) and then punches him hard in the chest and abdomen (we hear more bones breaking and the man gasps and spits blood). A man throws another man into a water tank where they fight and he holds him under the water; the man punches a hole in the side of the tank and the two men spill out onto the ground.
 A man a security vehicle and tips it over as two guards in the car yell. A man grabs two women and throws them in the back of a van as they scream. Four young women are shown in chairs and they appear to be unconscious. Several young women are chained up in an abandoned warehouse. Two men are surrounded by police with weapons trained on them and we later see them being walked into a psychiatric hospital. A man yells at two police officers and shoves them. Men try to escort a man and touch his arms and back and he flinches and recoils.
 Two men are shown locked in respective rooms, where one room is rigged with heavy-duty water nozzles and the other with a strobe light mechanism. Water drains out of a room and a man on the floor spits out a mouthful of water and coughs. A man slams into a metal door several times until he breaks off the hinges (we see dents in the thick metal). A man kicks a metal bay door and it rumbles scaring him and he runs away. A man has a flashback to his childhood and we see his mother angrily yelling at him and carrying a steaming iron (it is implied that she burned him with the iron). An orderly holds a heavy flashlight over the legs of a heavily sedated man in a wheelchair and drops it toward his legs (he has brittle bones) but catches it before it hits him (the man in the chair does not move).
 While in his 9-year-old persona, a man with multiple personalities tells several young women, "The beast is gonna come for you" and tells a young woman, "I'm sorry I tried to feed you to the beast." A man yells at a woman in a couple of scenes. A woman screams loudly in a hallway. We hear about four teens being abducted and mutilated at a zoo. We read a newspaper headline about teens being abducted. We see a list of lines of insults and curses heard by a man when he confronts ne'er-do-wells. A man imagines talking to a woman (now dead) in his house. A man buying security equipment says, "One of the tenants got murdered." People talk about a man having "brittle bone disease." A school official tells a teen girl that a man that kidnapped her has been caught. A woman talks about damage caused to a man's brain from a train accident. A man blows a raspberry and makes another noise with his mouth in a couple of scenes. We hear that a teen girl's arm and ribs were broken during an incident where she was struck by a thrown table. People talk about many people having died and that many people will die in a few scenes. A young woman tells a man, "You guys are gonna die." A young woman says to a man, "What my uncle did to me is wrong," and "What your mother did to you was wrong." A woman talks about performing a "corrective procedure" on a heavily sedated man in a wheelchair. People talk about a man's mother hurting him when he was a child. We hear that a man was the only survivor of a train derailment. A man talks about needing an "avenging angel." A man roars loudly in several scenes.
 A laser light is shown on a man's forehead implying a medical procedure underway. We see an x-ray of a bone broken in several places. We see an MRI scan of a man's brain. We see many long scars on a man's arms and legs. We see large scars on a man's chest and abdomen in several scenes. A man's teeth are shown blackened.


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Glass LANGUAGE 4

 - 1 obscene hand gesture, 1 sexual reference, 4 scatological terms (1 not fully enunciated), 4 anatomical terms, 2 mild obscenities, name-calling (Tiptoe Man, sick, shady-types, bastard, gobshite, pervs, little duck, evil, disturbed, trickster, bad hombre, big mouth, lost cause, weird, drunk, pussy, anarchist, crazy, freak show, unwell), exclamations (jeez), 1 religious profanity (GD), 1 religious exclamation (Jesus). | profanity glossary |


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Glass SUBSTANCE USE

 - An orderly picks up a hypodermic needle from the floor (it is implied to contain insulin), a man is injected with a sedative, and we see a collection of pills in the armrest of a wheelchair.


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Glass DISCUSSION TOPICS

 - Super heroes, delusions, death of a loved one, Leukemia, child abuse, secret societies, climax, obsession, perspective, serial killers, mass murder, intuition, drowning, fear of water, sin, balance, sacrifice, order, suicide, practical explanations, beliefs, vigilantes, science, comic books, osteogenesis imperfecta, brittle bone disease.

Glass MESSAGE

 - Every superman has his kryptonite.

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Be aware that while we do our best to avoid spoilers it is impossible to disguise all details and some may reveal crucial plot elements.

We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.



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