For 792 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Glenn Kenny's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Hard to Be a God
Lowest review score: 0 The Emoji Movie
Score distribution:
792 movie reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    The action is gorgeously fluid, the idiosyncratic 3-D visual conceits (including floating eyeballs undersea) are startling, and the story and its metaphors resolve in unexpected and moving ways.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    While the movie’s multiple images are never less than numinous, and its rhythms sometimes skirt the strangely seductive, this astonishing movie is the opposite of hypnotic.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Black Book is Verhoeven's best film since "RoboCop": audacious, smart, shamelessly entertaining.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Influences aside, the movie so teems with delightful detail and has such an exuberant sense of play that it feels entirely fresh.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Perhaps the greatest, most affecting articulation of the theme Eastwood has been exploring since 1990's "White Hunter Black Heart": how violence--real violence, not movie violence--perpetrated and experienced, can erode and/or obliterate the human soul.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    As it happens, each one of these tales is also a love story, and The Fountain is Aronofsky’s profession of faith concerning love’s place in the idea of eternity. It’s a movie that’s as deeply felt as it is imagined.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    The movie raises disquieting questions, including a few that Mr. Mansky might not have meant to.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Schamus’ commitment to a style, and to the material, yields potent results.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Every performance here is wonderful, and the movie abounds in moments so true as to be cringe-worthy.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Like “Kaguya,” it functions as a highly sensitive and empathetic consideration of the situation of women in Japanese society—but it’s also a breathtaking work of art on its own.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Resnais employs all the tools of studio-bound moviemaking, silent-era to post-modern, in a way that is not only is consistently dazzling in a purely visual sense, but contains an empathy that lifts the picture to tragic heights even at those points at which it seems practically weightless.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Depp and Winslet in particular are, as you might expect, immaculate. I don't think there's another actor alive who can convey the intermingling of gentleness and passion with as much precision as Depp.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Everything in Life of Riley, Resnais makes plain, is a contrivance. Much of the joy and beauty of the movie comes from letting the levels of contrivance fall into place, as with some Rube Goldberg contraption, creating a parallel abstract narrative to the more conventional semi-farcical one unfolding on screen.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Herzog not only tells an incredible story but implies a dark metaphysic of the natural world that makes this film unsettlingly larger than its human subject.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    The result is by far the most original comedy of the year. Russell might alienate some audience members here--but it’s possible they literally won't know what they're missing.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    A triumphant revisiting of territory in which Scorsese is an unchallenged master -- the crime drama.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    It's flat-out comedy all the way, head-spinningly clever (you'll be talking about a sequence set in the Louvre for weeks) and always engaging. For my money, it's the comedy of the year.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    The movie’s protagonist, played with spectacular attention to detail and what feels like a genuine sense of affinity by Adam Driver, is named Paterson.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Yep, this movie is basically a yakfest, but an incredibly fluid and involving one, and if you have any kind of affinity for either of the characters, you’re bound to find the picture a kind of miracle.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Has a warmth that’s utterly enchanting, and a tenderness that’s genuinely touching. This is a real gem.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    This movie struck me as both Ceylan’s plainest, and perhaps his finest.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    The thrills of this movie are aesthetic ones, the creation of new, ravishing imagery (and all three of our young heroes are beautiful enough to be up to this task), the surrender to dream logic, the adoration of the silver screen.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    This is a movie of head-spinning richness.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Over the course of almost two and a half fascinating hours, they make a cogent, compelling, powerful argument, and they also make a terrific movie.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Almodóvar has created a dense, audacious film in which layers of cinematic artifice lovingly camouflage (at least for a while) its characters’ dark, damaged heart.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    This film, directed by Zhao Liang (acclaimed here for his 2009 “Petition”) is a kind of poetic documentary. It’s all images and sounds, no interviews, no talking heads.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Olivier Assayas latest effort could be mistaken for a hipper-than-thou thriller. But it isn’t--it’s in fact a difficult, challenging, and troubling art film. [October 2003, p. 19]
    • Premiere
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Demme here shows off both the mastery of suspense that made "The Silence of the Lambs" a classic, and the humane understanding and appreciation of character that not just deepens but energizes this film.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Hero is one of the most beautiful and involving films of the year.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    It really is a masterpiece--von Trier's first, as it happens.

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