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 4.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Glenn Kenny's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 2046
Lowest review score: 0 Dirty Grandpa
Score distribution:
792 movie reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 38 Glenn Kenny
    The movie is pedantic, humorless, dry — all of the things that, as it happens, “The Searchers” is not.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Glenn Kenny
    Too slack to do much harrowing and falls back on some very raggedy commonplaces at the points when it should be delivering knockout scares.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Glenn Kenny
    There's a lot of "stuff" here, and Kelly's biggest problem -- he's got more than a few -- is that he can't tell his good material from his bad.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Glenn Kenny
    This is a perhaps even more misbegotten remake than the Farrelly Brothers' update of "The Heartbreak Kid."
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Glenn Kenny
    As conventional and stiff as Max Rose itself is, Lewis’ performance in it is full of virtues: he’s committed, disciplined, and entirely credible.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 38 Glenn Kenny
    Strange Magic is essentially a jukebox musical so song-laden as to practically be an operetta, and the songs are so eclectic that they never quite fit into the movie’s flying-insect world, which is divided into dark and light forests.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Glenn Kenny
    Aside from race jokes, Ted 2 offers a nearly staggering number of weed jokes, a couple of which are mildly funny, or at least funnier than the rape jokes.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Glenn Kenny
    I’m not even going to discuss, in detail at least, the elephant in the ideological room that Passengers inhabits, which is its spectacular sexism.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Glenn Kenny
    If you saw the trailer, you got the best the movie has to offer.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Glenn Kenny
    For adults -- even adults with fond memories of the TV series -- this is one bizarre mess.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Glenn Kenny
    The directorial pyrotechnics keep Solace from “dragging” in a narrative sense; the very real boredom it nonetheless elicits is more existential.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Glenn Kenny
    A staggering misfire on two discrete levels. As an adaptation of the 1997 novel by Philip Roth, it is lead-footed and inept. The screenplay, by John Romano, treats the narrative in a way that strongly suggests what I hope was a willful misreading of the book. But even considered entirely separately from its source material, American Pastoral is hopelessly weak.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Glenn Kenny
    The reason for all this dull-to-offensive story stuff is, of course, the dancing, which has its moments but overall seems so calculated to impress that it loses all other reason for being.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Glenn Kenny
    The movie USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage is not exactly unwatchable, but it’s also completely not worthy of watching.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Glenn Kenny
    It’s not involving; it’s not scary; it’s just kind of miserable.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Glenn Kenny
    Wan wants to have something both ways, and in the end, he gets almost nothing. As Clint Eastwood said in yet another genre picture: A man’s gotta know his limitations.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Glenn Kenny
    Victor Frankenstein is, despite bravura performances from committed young leads Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy, all kinds of obnoxious and pointless.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Glenn Kenny
    Paltrow, whose previous directorial feature was the somewhat more apt 2007 showbiz romcom “The Good Night,” is an attentive student of cinema, as his mini-homages to the likes of Antonioni and Lucas in this story testify. But his story is a veritable nothingburger, here and there recalling notes from the likes of “Giant” and “There Will Be Blood,” but never really connecting on levels emotional or intellectual.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 38 Glenn Kenny
    The all-live action section of this movie is lit and shot almost exactly like an episode of “The Adventures of Pete and Pete.”
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Glenn Kenny
    The tonal weirdness and the philosophical fallacies and the general level of treacle did not sit very well with me. Then again, I have to admit I’m really more of a cat person.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 38 Glenn Kenny
    This is one of those “based on true events” movies that give you the distinct feeling that the true events deserved better.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Glenn Kenny
    This ostensibly edgy comedy didn't wring a single laugh out of me until maybe fifteen minutes before the finale.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Glenn Kenny
    In a comedic bildungsroman like this one, it’s apt to have doubts about the hero early on, but you’re not supposed to want to throw him out of a high window. I did, and I never quite recovered from that feeling.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Glenn Kenny
    The movie goes for grin-and-cringe-inducing, and instead achieves “excruciating.”
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Glenn Kenny
    The problem is the material itself, with its trite observations and shockingly flat writing.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 38 Glenn Kenny
    Willis really might as well have phoned in his performance. Part of me doesn’t blame him, but another part of me would like him to cut it out.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Glenn Kenny
    By the time you’re meant to learn just what the tie is between John and Louis, you’ve stopped caring. But, thanks to the excellent if a little on the obviously-pictorial-side cinematography by Robert Barocci, you’ve seen some lovely vistas on the way to indifference.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Glenn Kenny
    As a full movie experience this did not drop my jaw in a consistently enjoyable way. And the movie’s Trump joke is pretty ineffectual. Sad!
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Glenn Kenny
    It’s amazingly relentless in its naked borrowing from other, better horror and sci-fi movies that I was able to keep occupied making a checklist of the movies referenced.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Glenn Kenny
    While I might actually go out and buy the soundtrack album, the last thing I’m gonna say about the movie is friends shouldn’t let friends pay money to see We Are Your Friends.

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