Good film.It's better than 3 stars but it's too long. The story could have been told in less time.Some other people wrote that the kid's annoying.I don't think he is.He's lost his family,he's in danger and Gloria says in front of him that she doesn't like children.I don't know how you'd feel. He's just a kid and thinks Gloria doesn't like him.He needs to warm up to Gloria first and get to know her and then it's love.
Gloria may be a good movie but I was too mesmerized by Gena Rowlands' performance to pay attention to John Cassavetes' direction. You can kind of tell he didn't plan on making it himself when he wrote it, the kid is annoying to no end and despite the interaction between Gloria and the mob when she tries to fix everything, the movie after that point pretty much sucked. Overall, not great but not bad.
A thriller which fails to thrill. Or do anything much, really. I was unable to connect with either of the central characters, despite the relationship between the two being one of the picture's few redeeming features, I found the performances merely decent, and detested the plotting - one of the most disengaging narratives I've experienced. It plods mercilessly from one tedious moment to the next.