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60 Ratings

The Glass Shield

Directed by Charles Burnett
United States, 1994
Crime, Drama
  • English
  • No subtitles


Overlooked auteur Charles Burnett’s first major studio venture was this provocative and suspenseful commentary on the efforts of a young officer to be integrated into the LAPD. During the course of duty, his own values are sorely tested, and most of the police come up short on any scale of justice.

Our take

One of America’s greatest, but perennially under-funded and under-appreciated filmmakers, Charles Burnett, the director of the lyrical L.A. ghetto portrait Killer of Sheep, here focuses with skewering vision on police and race relations. Made twenty years ago, the era still feels much like our own.

The Glass Shield
Directed by Charles Burnett
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Awards & Festivals

Locarno International Film Festival

1994 | Golden Leopard

Stockholm International Film Festival

1994 | American Independents

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