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The Glass ShieldThe movie focuses on rookie cop J.J. (Michael Boatman), the first black officer in his squad. Through J.J., the film examines several incidents of racist behavior amongst the cops and within the legal system.
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Directors of "The Glass Shield"Charles BurnettBirthdate: 13 April 1944, Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA
Creators of "The Glass Shield"Charles BurnettBirthdate: 13 April 1944, Vicksburg, Mississippi, USAJohn Eddie Johnson
Critic Reviews of "The Glass Shield"Entertainment WeeklyJuly 06, 2010
Ambition is something to respect in an artist, but Charles Burnett's police-corruption drama The Glass Shield is such a maladroit piece of filmmaking that its weighty themes and sclerotic tangle of a plot end up making it a trial to sit through.VarietyMarch 26, 2009
A powerful moral drama that tries to deal with the racism at the root of many problems in contempo American society.Time OutJune 24, 2006
The movie feels sketchy, as if Burnett chopped the flesh off his screenplay and left us only the bare bones.Los Angeles TimesFebruary 13, 2001
It's a rigorous, angry piece of work, but it misses out on the psychological depths that have made Burnett's previous films among the glories of recent American independent moviemaking.San Francisco ChronicleJanuary 01, 2000
An implausible, wearisome clunker trying to ring true but making only dull thuds.Washington PostJanuary 01, 2000
It has both ideas and a point of view. But the ideas are far from new, and the point of view is blatantly knee-jerk.Ozus' World Movie ReviewsMarch 15, 2013
An angry anti-cop message flick directed and written to be subversive by angry LA based indie filmmaker Charles Burnett.EmanuelLevy.ComAugust 17, 2006
Despite studio interference, it's still a decent film, and the association of a black man and a Jewish woman (as two outcasts) is a welcome addition to the genre.Slant MagazineAugust 29, 2005
Burnett uses a socially discomforting scenario that has only vague implications of deeper malice to initiate a brave portrayal of a Caucasian-centric sort of martial law.Groucho ReviewsAugust 16, 2005
The film's ambition makes Burnett's occasional overstatement easy to forgive.Movie MetropolisAugust 13, 2005
Credit writer/director Burnett for having the courage of his convictions, even if the outcome is a film that a lot of people will see as clichéd and stereotyped.Arkansas Democrat-GazetteAugust 09, 2005
an entirely honorable - if inevitably doomed - attempt to reconcile Burnett's political and social concerns with the requisites of mass entertainment.
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