The Glass Shield
The 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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August 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.Read in Source
August 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.Read in Source
January 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.Read in Source
San Francisco Chronicle
January 01, 2000 An implausible, wearisome clunker trying to ring true but making only dull thuds.Read in Source
August 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.Read in Source
June 24, 2006 The movie feels sketchy, as if Burnett chopped the flesh off his screenplay and left us only the bare bones.Read in Source
July 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.Read in Source
Los Angeles Times
February 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.Read in Source
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