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Review: The Glimmer Man

Rodrigo

Lucky Member
#3
THE GLIMMER MAN is a great movie !!!!!!! in fact, this Sunday, a TV station here will pass it, Seagal looks great, great aikido moves !!! and the pony tail !!! hehehehehe it's a must have for all fans !!!!!!;)
 
#4
Seagal enters into "Lethal Weapon" territory here with this comedic buddy buddy action thriller. Here, he plays a kung fu fighting buddist cop teamed up with wisecracking streetsavy Keenon Ivory Wayans who are investigating a serial killer known as the family man who crucifies entire catholic families. The plot then takes a turn halfway through to involve the russian mafia and the smuggling of chemical weapons but all this does'nt matter as the action scenes are what we want and the are very well staged here. Whilst Seagal has definatly gained a few pounds since we last saw him, he is still fluent at kicking ass especially in the restaurant scene (What bruise?....THWACK!) Also priceless in that scene is the atomic slap ( he actually knocks a guy out cold with a simple slap) Another good sequence is the violent gunfight which takes place in the hotel at the end and the showdown with Donald gets a particularly ironic death (crucified to the spicked arch of the hotel lobby) All this combined with the witty banter and interplay with Seagal and Wayans who have more chemistry than one might have originally guessed, this is a very entertaining timepasser.

Final verdict *** out of ***** (Not classic but still enjoyable.)
 
#6
A part in the movie that i thought was fake was when Keenan Ivory Wayans was getting his ass kicked by that bad guy in his apartment & before his apartment blew up, he jumped out of his window & landed on top of a car. Now ya'll know that part was so bogus. Other than that scene, it was a good movie.
 
#8
And he said they weren't to talk for 2 days...no messages,no flowers...Poor dude,he doesn't know what he's missing...hehe :D
 
#10
Just saw it for the first time, and wow!

I consider myself a die hard Seagal fan, but up until today, I have never seen this movie. Granted, the dumb title may have been the majority of the reason I decided not to watch it, but the idea of him partnering with a Wayans guy didnt really sound too good either. Add to that the fact this was the movie that was trashed by critics and fans and begin his DTV route, (he even managed to make it to theatres after ODG) this movie really didnt sound too good.

I am happy to report, I was terribly wrong. For one thing, this movie was probably the last of the great Seagal fight scenes we know and love. You know, the ones where he throws people around and uses aikido, and not wires and all stunt doubles scenes. But the main thing about this movie that I loved was the storyline. This is the only movie I can think of where your not sure if Seagal is good or bad, and the intrigue and mysterious twists just keep on coming. The comedic stuff was a little out of touch though, and not very funny at all. I liked the scene where Seagal was basically making fun of his own acting talents, admitting he never watched "Casablanca" and all.

The villians were pretty good, although I didnt understand how everything was all connected. It was a little unrealistic that Seagal stopped the son of the smuggler at the end. But other than that, it kept my interest.

The fight scenes themselves were pretty cool, although the editing techniques were bad and you could notice a stunt double quite a few times. The credit card scene was great, and the final showdown with the villian was one of the best in Seagal history. Overall one of my favorites of his.
 
#14
Excellent Movie!

The Glimmer Man without a doubt had the best fight scenes out of all Seagal's films he made in the 90's! The plot was just a little corny, I didn't like the plot, but those fight scenes is what made the film so great. There were some corny lines and moments but those fabulous fight scenes made up for that.


I give it a 4 out of 5 stars.
 

Webmaster FU&D!

Ardent Seagal Fan
#15
FU&D! Original Review - The Glimmer Man - 3/4 guns

Seagal is back big-time in this movie. After six years of main-stream efforts, Seagal returns to his roots in this kick-ass movie. It's extremely stylishly directed in a style similar to Se7en and set in an uncommonly rainly Los Angeles.

For the first time, Seagal is partnered up with a fast-talking cop (one of the excellent Wayans brothers) and the inevitable partner conflicts are played out pretty quickly. Before we know it, they're taking out a Russian hit squad with...wait for it...their martial arts skills! Yes! Finally, Seagal takes a break from gun play.

However, what makes this movie great is the presence of a bad guy who not only knows martial arts, but actually gets to meet Seagal in a few fights before getting his ass kicked.

There's also the mandatory restaurant scene, in which Seagal savagely beats up four or five guys basically because one of them insulted his ponytail.

In addition, there's a couple of great gratuitous scenes of violence and a blood-spattered Mexican standoff. The movie is basically wall-to-wall action, and all the fight scenes are too numerous to mention them all. Suffice to say, Seagal is back and kicking ass!

:gun: :gun: :gun:

Please see my Steven Seagal website for screencaps and audio clips from this movie.
 
#16
He is an man of style i love all the traditional clothing he where's not only in this movies but others too..and he also has jewellery that he wears..in Gimmerman he was and is the man..
 
#17
Webmaster FU&D! said:
Seagal is back big-time in this movie. After six years of main-stream efforts, Seagal returns to his roots in this kick-ass movie. It's extremely stylishly directed in a style similar to Se7en and set in an uncommonly rainly Los Angeles.

For the first time, Seagal is partnered up with a fast-talking cop (one of the excellent Wayans brothers) and the inevitable partner conflicts are played out pretty quickly. Before we know it, they're taking out a Russian hit squad with...wait for it...their martial arts skills! Yes! Finally, Seagal takes a break from gun play.

However, what makes this movie great is the presence of a bad guy who not only knows martial arts, but actually gets to meet Seagal in a few fights before getting his ass kicked.

There's also the mandatory restaurant scene, in which Seagal savagely beats up four or five guys basically because one of them insulted his ponytail.
In addition, there's a couple of great gratuitous scenes of violence and a blood-spattered Mexican standoff. The movie is basically wall-to-wall action, and all the fight scenes are too numerous to mention them all. Suffice to say, Seagal is back and kicking ass!

:gun: :gun: :gun:

Please see my Steven Seagal website for screencaps and audio clips from this movie.

If someone asks you who doesn't know Seagal, who is he, that is the scene you have to show them. ;)
 

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#18
glimmer man...just watched this movie after buying it on dvd
the pro's.....u gotta love his acting...the black guy did some good acting as well
and some decent acting, gotta love some of the mystery part of it!
the cons...i was a bit dissapointed some of its a bit cheesy...

pretty good....average story line...7.5 out of 10
 
#19
I really like buddy movies like Tango & Cash, The Glimmer Man is no exception to this. By far the funniest Seagal movie I've ever seen (this is mostly due to Marlon Wayans, who I also really enjoyed in The Last Boyscout). Besides this the plot is interesting (although sometimes somewhat confusing), the acting is great and the action scenes are absolutely wonderful (I'm starting to wonder if Seagal has ever entered a restaurant without beating up badguys).

I wouldn't call The Glimmer Man his best movie, but certainly one of the most enjoyable. A solid 8,5 out of 10.