For 971 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Glenn Kenny's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Diary of the Dead
Lowest review score: 0 The Vanishing Of Sidney Hall
Score distribution:
971 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 38 Glenn Kenny
    This is not a terribly plot-driven movie; indeed, at two hours and twenty minutes it’s rather a ramble.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    While not an earth-shaker, this movie is an amiable and informative look at a guy who is shaping up to be, yes, one of the major American directors of the last fifty years.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Glenn Kenny
    Ramshackle one minute, pointlessly deliberate the next.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    It’s hilarious, and genuinely cool.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    Against very steep odds, writer-director Billy Ray and company have, in telling the real-life story of fictionalizing "New Republic" writer Stephen Glass and his downfall, produced the most entertaining inside-journalism movie since "All the President's Men."
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Kenny
    If the resultant wreckage is a little underwhelming, and the film's coda useless and trite, the getting there is pretty absorbing.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    Once the movie hits its true stride it’s really fascinating. At least it is if you have an interest in its subject, which I think maybe you should, since the compulsion to stand on a stage and seek approval by telling jokes is one of the most potentially masochistic in the entire human condition
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    One of the more tough-minded and effective war pictures of post-American-Century American cinema.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Kenny
    It's been well-publicized that Affleck, going for as authentic a feel as possible, cast many genuine South Bostoners in both extra and speaking roles, and, while that's salutary, in some scenes his strategy backfires, yielding caricatures that are merely more vivid than the ones turned out by Central Casting Hollywood productions.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Kenny
    As a statement about the economic insecurity inherent in American capitalism, Where Is Kyra? has grim power.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Kenny
    As much candy as the movie encourages the eyes to gorge on, Tale of Tales is 135 pretty minutes of empty calories.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Kenny
    Beth B is not out to deliver a comprehensive biography. Instead, she achieves a vivid snapshot of a still-vital artist late in a still-purposeful life.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Kenny
    The emotional resonance may be surprising given the movie’s relentless gloss, but it’s real. The spectacularly charming cast, led by the young Nick Robinson in the title role (who brings a knowing touch of 1980s Matthew Broderick to some of his line readings), puts it all across, including a genuinely crowd-pleasing ending.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Glenn Kenny
    Always Shine is a deft, assured movie with a sly self-reflexive undercurrent containing commentary on sexism and self-idealization that’s provocative, and sometimes disturbing.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Glenn Kenny
    It has an uncommonly strong ensemble cast...but the movie belongs to Mr. Trintignant.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    He was a real artist and, especially if you believe that art is all about asking questions, about life and about art, he was a great one.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Kenny
    The movie is certainly colorful — this is a guy who, when he had it made, lived VERY large, even if he continued on what seemed like a quest to break every bone in his body multiple times. And it tells, as it keeps reminding us, a very American story. For all that, though, it doesn’t illuminate the guy’s character beyond what’s obvious.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    An exhilarating switchup: A comic fable that’s both deftly clever and irrepressibly goofy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Kenny
    It is a disarmingly and consistently sensitive movie that remains engaging even when its reach sometimes exceeds its grasp.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    The picture’s great, fast-moving fun for the most part, and Kilmer gives his most appealing, relaxed, and amusing performance since "Real Genius."
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Glenn Kenny
    While, in many respects, it is conventional in form, alternating archival footage from the late 1970s and early ’80s with newly shot interviews, the movie has a momentum (aided by an exemplary soundtrack of songs from the era) and a rare interrogatory spirit.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    Loushy is resourceful, particularly as an editor, and the talking heads, even those not as internationally famous as the compassionate, articulate, and still-distressed Oz, are spectacularly compelling.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    The ending, while not inapt, also delves into a realm of cinematic overstatement that the movie had up until that time been careful to avoid. While disappointing, it doesn’t wholly mitigate the power of what has come before. This is an engrossing and unnerving film.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Kenny
    The characters and the actors playing them are appealing, and the fight scenes have a lot of moxie, not to mention a lot of steel-slinging.

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