For 952 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Glenn Kenny's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Elephant
Lowest review score: 0 The Emoji Movie
Score distribution:
952 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    A documentary that serves a vital function. Ricky Gervais notwithstanding, this disease is no joke, and it’s not going to be addressed as the scourge that it is until a larger portion of the population gets that. This movie should help.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Kenny
    The Endless rewards patience with mind-bending twists and turns.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Mr. Trengove shoots the film in intimate wide-screen, getting in close to the performers as their characters tamp down explosive feelings, often letting the spectacular landscapes behind them break down into soft-focus abstractions. His direction is perfectly judged up to and including the shudder-inducing ending.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Kenny
    Gleason is incredibly frank about Gleason’s physical suffering and the toll his terrifyingly implacable physical deterioration takes on his marriage.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    The result is a story that’s hair-raisingly watchable and frequently moving, regardless of what you believe you might already know of Wilson’s life.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    This is the touch of a cinematic master. Claire Denis is the writer and director of this film.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    A very unusual and rare kind of movie: one that is good in spite of itself. Which isn’t to say that the movie’s director and co-producer Tony Stone doesn’t make some provocative, interesting choices.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Kenny
    This is an essential film, but it is also a terribly dispiriting one.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Kenny
    This tense and upsetting film has more psychological depth and empathy than the comparable sensationalist fare of its time, and shudder-inducing cinematic style to spare. Private Property qualifies as a genuine rediscovery.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Glenn Kenny
    Ms. Huppert’s presence — steady, warm, thoughtful but with a casual air — keeps the entire enterprise classically comedic.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    The plot is pretty convoluted, but Miyazaki has a very good handle on it and lavishes his customary heart, humor, and inventiveness on every situation he depicts.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    If this is in fact merely a longer Simpsons episode, it's a damn good Simpsons episode.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    The movie biz inside jokes eventually yield to fairly merciless plumbings about the construction of the self, resulting in a kind of philosophical discomfort that's much different from the run-of-the-mill humiliations this sort of thing usually trucks in.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    David Strathairn, playing Murrow, follows his writers' lead beautifully, delivering a performance that's all understatement on the surface and searing fire underneath.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Kenny
    Diverting and often funny enough, largely thanks (as is not unusual in cases like this) to its cast.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    Malkovich is more interested in hitting notes of elegiac lyricism than delivering socko action; this is a thriller that means to get under your skin rather than make you leap from your seat.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    As is customary in Mr. Baumbach’s pictures, the acting is spectacular.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    By turns harrowing and stirring, it’s a shame-inducing history lesson that never feels like a lecture.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Kenny
    Nobody’s Watching addresses immigration issues head on, but it’s more about being set existentially adrift.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    Those who aren't inclined to lambaste will surely have some stimulating conversations after the film is over.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    This is not a perfect picture, but it’s a soulful one that offers a lot of pleasure and even a kind of wisdom.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    The narrative never really builds a good head of steam. That could just be because as a Westerner with extremely limited knowledge of Estonian culture and mythology, the barrage of tropes from there is relatively overwhelming for me. Even so, November never stops being a visual trip. And that may well be enough.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Kenny
    If you love the music Berns made, you’ll love this movie; if you don’t, I feel for you, but “Bang!” might nevertheless entertain with its dish.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    Iron Man is the first Marvel Comics superhero movie I would willingly sit through a second time. This is the result not just of what the movie does, but what the movie doesn't do.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Kenny
    The film belongs to Ms. Muñoz. She’s the kind of performer (like Setsuko Hara, the Japanese actress to whom the film is dedicated) you can’t take your eyes off, even when she doesn’t seem to be up to much of anything.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Kenny
    The screenwriter, Carlos Treviño, crafts frank dialogue and the director, Kyle Henry, films the scenes with an eye for the intimate, dividend-paying gesture. The superb actors, given opportunities to go for broke, make each one count, and make the movie worth watching.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    At its best, it throbs with immediacy, just as Strummer did.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Kenny
    The movie is a worthy time capsule and a must for Cohen devotees. Its occasional meanderings into artiness, which take the form of interpolation of outside footage (war atrocities and home movies, mainly) are emblematic of the time it was made and mercifully brief.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Glenn Kenny
    Over all, this movie is less “you are there” than “you had to be there.”

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