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
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    This is a real grabber.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Kenny
    One need not admire Zweig’s writing to recognize the worth of this thoughtful treatment of one of the countless real-life tragedies of 20th-century history.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    It’s always a pleasure to see Blythe Danner in a movie. And it’s even more of a pleasure to see Blythe Danner in a good movie. No, not a good movie. A really good movie.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Glenn Kenny
    Despite its best efforts, Tanna drifts into a mode of exoticism that renders it an ultimately frustrating experience.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    Some might not even notice what's going on when director Walter Salles finally shows his hand, and ends the film with documentary footage of the real-life Granado, now aged 81, romping in the earthly paradise that is present-day Cuba.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Glenn Kenny
    This is an angry, vivid, passionate film.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    As for this film's esteemed director, I don't remember getting such sheer pleasure out of an Altman movie since . . . hmm, lemme look at the filmo . . . hmm—"The Player"? Not so much . . . "O.C. and Stiggs"? I wish . . . Um, "Popeye"? More likely, but . . . Ah-"A Wedding." Yeah, that’s it, "A Wedding." Whoa. That was, like, almost 30 years ago.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    It's an awful shame that Shelly will not be making any more films, but all the more reason to celebrate Waitress now.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Kenny
    If you’re a scholar of comedy, Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon, a concise doc about the founding, life, thriving, and death of the '70s-defining satirical magazine, is likely a must-see. It’s an engaging and entertaining film, filled with funny anecdotes expertly related.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    This is a movie, not a position paper, and Moore aims to entertain as he informs.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Kenny
    Proves more irksome than moving.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Kenny
    If you’ve ever been curious as to how a cartoonist gets into The New Yorker and what happens then, Very Semi-Serious offers very satisfactory info.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Glenn Kenny
    An energetic, visually attractive but ultimately irritating comedy-drama.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    Whitaker's Amin is the kind of raging lunatic that only an actor who has made a specialty of quiet caginess could pull off so convincingly. It's great, and scary, to see Whitaker turn it up to 11 for once.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    This lengthy, nuance-filled story about how eye-for-an-eye stuff differs from theory to practice is one of the most considered, thoughtful, and involving movies of its kind.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    Once the picture gets into Hollywood's bloodstream, it could well prove to be as influential as John Woo's 1989 crime thriller, "The Killer."
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Glenn Kenny
    While it’s not entirely kid-friendly, this portrait of an artist is both enchanting and thought provoking.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Kenny
    The movie’s tree-falling-in-the-forest-with-no-one-to-hear-it denouement is an apt but not entirely hopeless metaphor for the condition of its characters.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    The irony of Peck’s position is, while he’s on the rise as a choreographer, as a dancer he’s in a rather more plebian position, which provides the movie with a punchline that Lipes neither overstates nor shrugs off.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Kenny
    The filmmakers are themselves too celebrity besotted to comment in a meaningful way on how Benson’s career balanced depictions of the rich and famous with in-the-trenches risk-taking.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Kenny
    What it falls back on, rather than the troubling truth illuminated in Camus’ story, is the movie-standard gaze of compassion, here proffered by Mortensen, who, it must be admitted, does it well.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    There's no one today writing English dialogue as sharp as Bennett's, and hearing it delivered expertly is a pleasure worth sitting through some dodgy montages for.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    What does not work, in a movie where almost everything, including dramatic rhetoric, has been kept on a modest scale up to this point, is the heavy-handed way Winterbottom (and Jolie) contrast the pain of loss with the pain of begetting toward the end.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 25 Glenn Kenny
    Willfully over determined and perversely stylized.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    The first masterpiece of 2008 -- at least by American release date standards -- the latest film from master French director Jacques Rivette is a masterful, multilayered, sometimes enigmatic work of dark irony, an assured tragicomedy of manners and more.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    The procedural aspects of the story are briskly done, and Chris Cooper's portrayal of the traitor Hanssen is a typically Cooperesque marvel.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    The genuine article, a hard-core horror picture from start to finish... Prepare to get seriously stresed.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Glenn Kenny
    While Mr. Reybaud has exemplary artistic confidence and an interesting vision, this is a movie that in many ways defines or justifies the “not for everybody” critical hedge.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    Penn has often said that he dislikes acting and would prefer to direct full time. Into the Wild is impressive enough to give him license to do just that.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    The movie goes down byways you might not have expected: Taboo from Black Eyed Peas makes an appearance, and heavy metal shows up via both guitarist Steve Salas (one of the movie’s executive producers) and drummer Randy Castillo, who played with Ozzy. Their stories are among the movie’s most moving.

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