Glenn Heath Jr.

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For 54 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 57% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Glenn Heath Jr.'s Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Gangs of Wasseypur
Lowest review score: 0 Glitch in the Grid
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 54
  2. Negative: 10 out of 54
54 movie reviews
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Heath Jr.
    What's most interesting about the intense deliberations that ensue, specifically when a piece of seemingly indisputable evidence is brought back into question, is how a fresh angle and perspective, usually born from Juror 8's critical thinking, can permanently alter the tone of the discussion.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Heath Jr.
    This insane masterpiece shows the self-destructive properties of myth making and how they overlap with the downfall of a community damned from the beginning of time.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Heath Jr.
    Gillo Pontecorvo’s The Battle of Algiers is a political tract that understands itself also as a cinematic exercise.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Heath Jr.
    Visually glassy and smooth, Perfect Sense values the dynamic mood of each scene without being overly stylized.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Heath Jr.
    The endless scenes of burning buildings and macho posturing merely provide an action-driven context for the filmmakers to deal with more personal topics like loneliness and resiliency.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Heath Jr.
    If Rebirth's subjects are active guides documenting a fluid psychological landscape, Jim Whitaker constructs a specific cinematic geography around them with stunning time-lapse photography of Ground Zero.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Heath Jr.
    Not only does its incredibly loose aesthetic challenge the traditionally controlled and slick conventions of the cop genre, it adds a certain visceral haziness that compliments Brown's own professional and personal immorality.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Heath Jr.
    Gomes contemplates the many human dimensions wavering under the surface of this town, whether it’s the mythologies crowding a town’s gossip session or the tall tales flooding rants at a local bar. This is a collective voice of character rather than a dry document of reality.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Heath Jr.
    A heartfelt retro flashback littered with pop-culture iconography and much slang, it focuses on the importance of friendship and loyalty rather than social standing.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Heath Jr.
    R
    If the trajectory of R foreshadows tragedy early and often (what prison film doesn't?), the filmmakers manage to infuse quiet moments of reflection and panic into each man's traumatic experience.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Heath Jr.
    Shit Year is a thematic twin to Billy Wilder's "Sunset Boulevard," both heightened fables about the slow disintegration of a retired actress mourning her now-dead career by retreating inward.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Heath Jr.
    If the film covers well-tread territory (a morally bankrupt player trying to prolong his own influence), it does so with pinpoint control of mood and theme.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Heath Jr.
    The film is ripe with powerful subtext, specifically how greed, celebrity, and technology help to form a misguided sense of opportunity that keeps the working class downtrodden.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Heath Jr.
    Amy Seimetz's intoxicating slice of genre revisionism earns its "neo" prefix, envisioning a brightly sinister world where desperation is the new normal.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Heath Jr.
    The seamless juxtaposition of faith and pain, innocence and guilt, allows the film to transcend Spike Lee's occasional bombastic moments and become a strong examination of internal suffering.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Heath Jr.
    Walter Hill thoughtfully regards the pummeling power of weaponry at work.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Heath Jr.
    One can’t mistake I Spit in Your Grave for anything other than a raging political text, a rigorous reminder to the power of a disturbed imagination, be it victimizer or victim.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Heath Jr.
    Both as a character study and modern-day parable, Toll Booth sneaks up on you with its subtle use of repeating motifs and audible cues.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Heath Jr.
    Documentarian and subject, past and present blur together like bleeding watercolors in Raymond De Felitta's gripping memoir.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Heath Jr.
    Throughout, it becomes clear that both the film and its subject are defined by the necessity of multitasking.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Heath Jr.
    The most interesting dimension of Altered States has to be the way Russell sexualizes Eddie’s relationship with godly figures, most notably symbols of Jesus, crucifixion, and his father.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Heath Jr.
    Watching Dennis Farina dominate every scene is a joy, and thankfully the actor makes the most of this opportunity.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Heath Jr.
    For a film that often veers into potentially absurd territory, You Hurt My Feelings shows a great deal of sensitivity toward its sad-sack characters.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Heath Jr.
    Using a whirlwind of archival footage, maps, and split screens, Edmon Roch conveys Juan Pujol Garcia's reign as Europe's premiere spy in a constantly fluid fashion, aesthetically mimicking his crafty and cagey nature.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Heath Jr.
    When considering the best voiceover artists in cinema history, Ryan Reynolds doesn't immediately come to mind as an especially dynamic one.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Heath Jr.
    People matter in Matthew Lillard's film; genre not so much.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Heath Jr.
    A strange and intoxicating indie constructed as a series of vignettes that capture two children grappling with the overlap of trauma and nostalgia.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Heath Jr.
    It'd be unwise to dismiss Safe House as merely a clone of Tony Scott's manically inclined vision.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Heath Jr.
    Director Leon Ford displays a wonderful empathy in his examination of Griff and Melody's lonely environments, allowing their fringe perspectives to flower organically from the mise-en-scène.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Heath Jr.
    This arc may sound particularly familiar on paper, but To Be Heard finds the unique passions and heartaches in all three stories, allowing the viewer to become invested in whatever outcome befalls each subject.

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