Glee: The 3D Concert Movie review

Get your Gleek on. And your silly specs.

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Glorified karaoke it may be, but there’s no doubt Glee’s mush of pop covers and show tunes fills a kitsch niche for millions.

It’s they who’ll be best served by this record of the cast’s 2011 tour, filmed in New Jersey before a hyperventilating audience that laps up every over-amplified, auto-tuned number.

Selected members of said throng – a dwarf cheerleader, a girl with Asberger’s and a young gay in thrall to Chris Colfer’s Kurt – plug the gaps between songs with mawkish confessionals.

But don’t look for Coach Sylvester (Jane Lynch) as seen in the trailers – she’s being saved for the DVD.

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Neil Smith is a freelance film critic who has written for several publications, including Total Film. His bylines can be found at the BBC, Film 4 Independent, Uncut Magazine, SFX Magazine, Heat Magazine, Popcorn, and more.