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Metascore®Overwhelming dislikebased on a weighted average of allcritic review scores.
How could a major studio -- in this case 20th Century Fox -- put its name on a production with a dim-bulb, tone-deaf script that piles howler on howler? Why couldn't someone save poor Ms. Carey from herself?
Mostly dross, an unintentionally hilarious compendium of time-tested cinematic clichés that illustrates the chasm between hopeful imitation and successful duplication.
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Glitter deserves yet another title: "A Star Is Dull." As phony a vehicle as one could possibly concoct for a wannabe movie star, pic carries Mariah Carey into a swamp of gloppy melodrama.
Even the soundtrack doesn't rescue the movie from its tedious banality.
It's doubtful that even a real actress could have triumphed over the rusty tinsel of Glitter, a hapless, retro-'80s ''Star Is Born.''
And above all, the film is lacking in joy. It never seems like it's fun to be Billie Frank.
Glitter is the week's only major Hollywood release, and it offers considerable escapist entertainment while hitting an affirmative note.
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